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Arkema Studies Acrylic Polymers Production in Emerging Markets

3:44 PM MST | March 15, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz in Paris

Arkema is considering plans to establish production of acrylic latex in the emerging regions of Asia/Pacific or Latin America, following the company’s recent acquisition of certain U.S. acrylics assets from Dow Chemical for $50 million (CW, Feb. 1, p. 4). “Today, our acrylic polymers is only a U.S. business and we are investigating opportunities to expand beyond the U.S.,” Marc Schuller, executive v.p./industrial chemicals tells CW. “We have a full screening of all the options of expanding into new geographies,” he says. Schuller was...

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