Arkema invests €130m to cut CO2 emissions at Carling acrylic monomers site

Graeme Paterson


LONDON (ICIS)–Arkema is investing €130m in a new purification process to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 20% at its Carling acrylic monomers production site in France, it said on Wednesday.

The French chemicals major will implement the new, patented purification technology by 2026 to improve operational efficiency and the site’s environmental footprint.

“After the introduction of biobased acrylic monomers in 2022 using the mass balance approach, this new project at Carling is another key step to position Arkema as a leader in low-carbon acrylic materials, and to help our customers reduce their Scope 3 emissions,” said Richard Jenkins, senior vice-president for Arkema’s Coating Solutions.

The Carling facility produces acrylic monomers used in performance coatings, adhesives, water treatment and other performance materials used in various applications.

Arkema said the project was part of its global decarbonisation capital expenditure roadmap and has been partly funded by the French state under the France 2030 programme, which supports the development and industrialisation of renewable energy solutions.


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