By Dr. Cameron Chai
Arkema will acquire the specialty alcoxylate business project from SEPPIC.
The company will be expanding its surfactant series and strengthening its position in this industrial niche market, by means of this latest range of products. The company’s acquisition of specialty alcoxylate industrial business from SEPPIC has involved the purchase of a first-class industrial location in Belgium. This business has been included in the Specialty Chemicals BU (CECA) and Performance Products business section.
CECA may extend the specialty surfactant series, which has been planned for niche markets like industrial detergency, mixture of warm asphalt for construction of road and for the oil and gas production business, by combining the manufacturing facilities that harmonizes its two locations at Châteauroux and Feuchy.
The company has considered alcoxylate to be a main constituent for manufacturing rheological additives, which were utilized in high performance concrete additives and paints for advanced engineering structures in civil works like high-rise bridges and buildings. Significant development of the products manufactured by Coatex, a subsidiary of Arkema, will be enhanced by this business acquisition.