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.

Jean-Luc DUBOIS

Jean-Luc DUBOIS, Scientific Director for Catalysis, Processes Renewables and Recycling. Jean-Luc Dubois will chair the Executive board and the Advisory Board of the MMAtwo project and will lead the WorkPackage 2 on depolymerization. Jean-Luc Dubois obtained a PhD for his work on catalysis at the Institut Français du Pétrole (now IFPEN), after an 18 month period at the Research Institute of the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. After a post-doctorate at the National Chemical Laboratory for Industry Tsukuba, Japan, he joined the elf-antar-france company (now included in Total) and worked for Japan Energy research center in Toda, Japan. In 1997, he joined elf-atochem, in Saint-Avold, France and later Pierre-Bénite, France where he worked on selective oxidation. Since 2005, he is at Arkema’s corporate research, and engaged in several collaborative projects. Jean-Luc Dubois is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications and 150 patents.

ARKEMA Jen-Luc Dubois