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Arkema has announced a project to double its UV curable resins production capacity at its Nansha plant in China. This expansion will support the fast-growing demand in Asia for cutting-edge solutions in electronics, driven by 5G technology, and in renewable energies.
This investment is fully aligned with the Group’s strategy to develop its Coating Solutions segment with high value-added solutions and reinforce its downstream acrylics activities in Asia. It will enable Arkema to grow its high-performance and solvent-free solutions portfolio for UV curing, marketed under the flagship brand Sartomer®.
This new expansion is scheduled to come on stream in the second half of 2023 and will provide best-in-class regional supply to customers in Asia.
In addition to this new production capacity, which will leverage the most recent process and manufacturing standards, the plant aims at carbon neutral growth thanks to an energy efficiency program, green electricity purchasing and the installation of solar panels.
"We are committed to continuously develop innovative materials and sustainable technologies to meet the robust demand driven by megatrends such as new technologies, clean mobility and urbanisation” explained Laurent Peyronneau, Vice President of Arkema’s Coating Solutions. "This new capacity will enable us to provide our latest innovative photocure resin solutions and tailored services to our customers and partners in Asia.”