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Arkema's Portfolio Transformation Intensifies

8:13 AM MDT | June 4, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

Arkema Sets Sights on Growth in Industrial and Performance Products France’s largest chemical maker says it will waste no time enjoying the economic rebound. Arkema, armed with a streamlined cost structure and the recent acquisition of Dow Chemical’s acrylics business, plans to continue its portfolio improvements focusing on extensive R&D spending and acquisitions, primarily of firms focused on industrial chemicals and performance products. le Hénaff: Appetite for further acquisitions Arkema has increased margins 1%/year by expanding its...

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