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Arkema Announces Participation in Chinacoat 2011 to Expand its Asian Presence

Published on 2011-11-18. Author : SpecialChem

Arkema is taking part in Chinacoat 2011 in Shanghai from November 23rd to 25th where it will showcase its new global offering for the paint and coatings market, together with its development ambitions in Asia. Arkema's presence at this tradeshow, the largest coating tradeshow in Asia, illustrates two of the Group's major strategic commitments: to become a specialty chemicals leader, in particular in products and solutions for the coatings markets, and to speed up its development in Asia. Since the integration of Total's specialty resins (Cray Valley, Cook Composites & Polymers, and Sartomer) in July 2011, Arkema has been offering one of the most comprehensive coating materials and technologies portfolios in the market.

Its recent acquisitions in the coatings sector have made Arkema a leading supplier serving paint and coating producers around the world. Its new extensive portfolio, together with its recent and future plant startups in China, help Arkema better serve specific local customer needs, and are part of the Group's growth objectives to achieve a quarter of its sales in Asia by 2015.

About Arkema

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, they produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, 15,700 employees and 9 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €5.9 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Source: Arkema

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