Arkema to expand sustainable offerings at ACS 2024

14 April 2024

Arkema will showcase a wide range of solutions and technologies in support of its customers’ commitment to decarbonisation, more circularity and other sustainability goals at the 2024 American Coatings Show, April 30-May 2, in Indianapolis, Indiana (Booth # 1130).

“We will focus on three key areas at this year’s show,” said Eric Kaiser, a US Regional Business President for Coatings at Arkema. “The first is to accelerate the development of more sustainable solutions to meet customer expectations for efficient building and indoor well-being. This includes health, protection, durability, cooler buildings along with user-friendly application with minimal environmental impact. The second is performance – supporting the industry to adopt more sustainable solutions with performance levels better than those they use today. And the last is partnership – true change will require input and collaboration from companies across the coatings value chain.” 

Arkema will showcase a wide range of sustainability related initiatives, most recently including:

Renewable-based and lower carbon footprint materials

  • Bio-based segregated solutions, including UV curable, waterborne resins and additives featuring up to 97% bio-content.
  • Bio-mass balance solutions: Arkema is pursuing ISCC+ certification at its acrylic production sites in North America – to complement efforts in other geographies – as part of the ambition to expand its bio-attributed mass balance resins and additives progressively worldwide for all major coating technologies including UV/LED/EB, waterborne, high solid and powders.
  • Recycled-based solutions, including accelerated development of rPET-based materials, with up to 40% recycled content, for powder coating applications.


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Decarbonising the built environment

  • Lower energy intensive solutions, with new offerings for UV/EB coil coatings that offer up to 60% energy savings* during application, as well as powder resins enabling low to ultra low-temperature (as low as 135°C) cure coating applications.

Enhancing efficient new mobility

  • Solvent-free and lower energy intensive coating solutions for protecting battery cells, including UV/LED speciality materials for improved electrical insulation, powder resins for intumescent fire-retardant coatings and waterborne resins for liquid applied sound deadeners (LASDs).

Reducing energy consumption of buildings

  • Improved solutions for cool surface coatings, including resins and additives that enable up to 30% saving in air conditioning and ultra-durable material for building facades designed to extend the lifespan of coatings, reduce costs and improve carbon footprint.
  • Improved building efficiency with Molecular Sieves for insulated glass flexible spacers that can improve energy savings by 95% vs. non-insulated glass.

Supporting community health and well-being

  • Solutions for living comfort, including resins, additives and systems designed to improve safety and provide high performance across a wide range of coating and related applications, including new low migration UV/LED curable systems for packaging inks and coatings and waterborne isocyanate-free systems for 2K industrial applications.

Focus on sustainable technology advances

Arkema researchers will present multiple technical papers dedicated to sustainability:

Tuesday April 30

  • 1:30-2:00pm, Low-VOC, solvent-free resin development for UV/EB cured coil coatings, Elaine Ruiz

Wednesday, May 1

  • 9:30-10:30am, Advances in 1K PVDF/acrylic hybrid dispersions and its applications, Wei Wang
  • 3:30-4:00pm, Improving sustainability of high-performance water-based DTM coatings, Jeffrey Arendt
  • 5:00-5:30pm, Building performance exterior acrylics to master regulatory challenges, Mary Chervenak
  • 6:00-6:30pm, Energy-curable solutions for low-VOC dielectric EV-battery coatings, Saeid Biria

In addition, Arkema experts will host five “spotlights” on the show floor stage:

Tuesday, April 30

  • 10:40-10:55am, Flagship coating solutions to advance sustainability, Helene Pernot
  • 1:40-1:55pm, Enhancing your building’s sustainability profile with long-life coatings, Anna Sanchez-Fischer

Wednesday, May 1

  • 11:20-11:35 am, Mass Balance solutions to accelerate the shift toward more circular solutions, Helene Pernot
  • 11:40-11:55 am, The path forward to safer 2K paints, Frank Cogordan

Thursday, May 2

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