The planned acquisition of a leading player in solvent-free waterborne acrylic resins will strengthen Arkema’s position in this fast-growing area. It is in line with the company’s strategy to expand its Coating Solutions segment in growing markets and in low-volatile organic compound solutions. This project is expected to be finalized in Q3/2022.
Polimeros Especiales, SA de CV, Cuautitlán Izcalli/Mexico, is a well-established privately owned company producing high-performance waterborne resins for a broad range of applications in markets such as architectural and decorative paints, textiles, pressure sensitive adhesives and construction. It has become a key manufacturer of emulsions in the region, achieving sales of around US$40 million in 2021 and employing 230 people.
Waterborne is one of the key solvent-free technologies of Arkema SA, Colombes Cedex/France, together with powder, ultraviolet/light emitting diode/electron beam and high-solid systems.