Arkema China History (1984-2015)

Arkema Group was created in 2004 as a result of the reorganization of Total's chemicals business, but the predecessor of Arkema entered China in 1984.

Our history (1984-2015)

Arkema China has achieved tremendous development and historic milestones through internal growth projects and selective acquisitions.

2015

  • Finalize the acquisition of Bostik, the world's No.3 in adhesives

2014

  • Acrylics acquisition in China - Creation of Sunke, a joint venture with Jurong Chemical

2013

  • Startup of Arkema Coating Resins Emulsion Plant
  • Opening of Arkema Changshu R&D Center

2012

  • Acquired 2 Chinese companies: Casda and Hipro
  • Shanghai Arkema Gaoyuan Chemical was fully owned
  • Decided to build a research center in Changshu

2011

  • Arkema Changshu VF2/PVDF production started
  • Changshu Coatex Additives production started
  • Several projects were onging in Changshu
  • Fulfilled the acquisition of Cray Valley Coating Resins and Sartomer

2010

  • Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals (Changshu) proudction started

2008

  • Production capacity doubled in Arkema Shanghai Hydrogen Peroxide

2007

  • Arkema (Changshu) Resichina Polymers production started

2005

  • New Organic Peroxides production unit in Changshu started

2002

  • New plant of Arkema Beijing Chemical in Tongzhou

2001

  • Arkema Beijing Chemical was fully owned

2000

  • Arkema Shanghai Hydrogen Peroxide JV production started
  • Fluorochemicals & Polyamide production started in Changshu
  • Arkema (Shanghai) Distribution started
  • Shanghai Arkema Gaoyuan Chemical production started

1998

  • Shanghai Arkema Gaoyuan Chemical JV started
  • Arkema Changshu project started

1996

  • Arkema Shanghai Hydrogen Peroxide JV started

1993

  • Arkema Beijing Chemical JV started

1984

  • Started operation in China
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