Profile & expertise
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.
A global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 8.3 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 19,800 employees, Arkema operates in close to 55 countries.
Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders, and innovates around 6 solution-oriented research platforms which shape the Group’s R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future.
Role in the Project
Arkema is a PMMA producer, through its business unit Altuglas International. From its plants, Arkema generates post-industrial PMMA scraps, but it is also interested in using and developing new applications for recycled MMA. In the project, Arkema will supply PMMA scraps, investigate the depolymerization technologies, contribute to the purification of the recycled monomer, contribute to the quality and standards and will use the recycled monomer for the development of products in non-optical applications. Arkema will chair the Executive Board and the Advisory Board, and will lead the work-package on depolymerization.