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Arkema Beefs Up Chemicals; Eyes Acquisition of Acrylics Assets

9:56 AM MST | November 18, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

Arkema will decide next year on several investments that it is contemplating for its industrial chemicals segment, CW has learned. The company could also be interested in acquiring acrylics assets that the U.S. FTC is expected to ask Dow Chemical and Rohm and Haas (R&H) to divest before giving the green light to Dow’s planned acquisition of R&H. Arkema will decide in 2009 on investment projects in its thiochemicals business as well as in its novel R1234yf fluorinated gas for automotive air conditioning, which it is planning to commercialize in...

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