Arkema to decarbonize acrylics production at its Carling facility

Arkema has announced plans to invest €130 million in a new patented solvent-free purification technology at its acrylic monomer production site in Carling, France.

Arkema's Carling facility
Arkema's Carling facility

The new processes will reduce CO2 emissions at the site by more than 20%, or 300 kilotons, supporting Arkema’s 2030 goals validated by Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) on a 1.5°C by 2030.

The Carling facility is one of the major acrylic plants in Europe.

“This investment at the Carling facility represents a strong and long-term commitment to support our customers in their growth and sustainability journey,” said Richard Jenkins, Arkema’s Senior Vice-President, Coating Solutions.

The project is part of Arkema’s global decarbonization capital expenditure roadmap and has been partly funded by the French State as part of the France 2030 program, operated by ADEME, and funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.