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Arkema Invests in R&D Center at Changshu, May Build MMA Unit in Asia (update)

10:08 AM MDT | October 11, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz in Shanghai

Arkema has announced plans to invest €10 million ($13.6 million) in an R&D center at its Changshu, China manufacturing complex and says it is studying plans for a world scale methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant in Asia. Speaking at a journalists' press briefing in Shanghai earlier today, Thierry Le Henaff, CEO said that the R&D center will add to the nine centers the company operates in Japan, France, and the U.S. and it will be close to Chinese customers. Opening of the centre is expected next year. Le Henaff was speaking ahead of tomorrow's official...

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