Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Thursday, April 11 2019 - 16:28
Arkema starts a 30% photocure resin production capacity increase at its Sartomer site in China
COLOMBES, France and SHANGHAI, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Arkema has successfully started up the 30% capacity extension of its photocure 
advanced liquid resin production plant in Nansha, located south of Canton, 
China. Inaugurated today, this new production line will help to meet the strong 
demand in Asia in the electronics, 3D printing, adhesives and inkjet printing 
market. This investment supports Sartomer's strategy to develop cutting-edge 
solutions for advanced and sustainable curing technologies.

The new line will produce state-of-the-art UV, LED and EB (electron beam) 
liquid resins, which provide high efficiency and performance benefits to 
photocuring systems dedicated to high-end applications such as electronics 
where they are used in the production and design of printed circuits, as well 
as smartphone, tablet and television screens. The line will also manufacture 
Sartomer's ever-expanding portfolio of unique N3xtDimension(R) resins for 
3D-printed products.

"This investment strengthens our commitment to providing the most advanced 
photocure resin solutions with innovative properties, as well as services, to 
our customers around the world and giving them a leading competitive edge in 
their respective markets," said Christophe Andre, Executive Vice President, 
Advanced Materials for Arkema. "We thank our internal teams and our partners 
who helped us to start this new production line on schedule. We also thank our 
customers for their continuous trust and support over the years by using 
Sartomer's products."

With production sites and R&D facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, 
Sartomer, a world leader in specialty photocure resins, is positioned as a 
unique partner close to its customers with a strong local presence, 
high-quality technical support for tailor-made developments, as well as 
responsive local logistics services.

Environmentally friendly and complying with global standards on volatile 
organic compound (VOC) low emissions, these advanced solvent-free specialty 
liquid resins are part of Arkema's strategy to develop and offer sustainable 
solutions contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 
United Nations.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and 
creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business 
portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating 
solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the 
markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of 8.8 billion Euro in 2018, we employ 
approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We 
are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research 
centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based 
products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight 
materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Source: Arkema