Arkema Plans Methacrylates Cuts | June 29, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 26 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 26 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 29, 2009

Arkema Plans Methacrylates Cuts

Department: Business
Keywords: Arkema, methacrylates

Because of global overcapacity, Arkema plans to shut down a 90,000-metric-ton-per-year methyl methacrylate plant at its Carling, France, site and concentrate production at its site in Rho, Italy. Subject to consultation with its unions, the firm will cut 163 jobs. In addition, Arkema says it will reduce poly(methyl methacrylate) sheet production and refocus on higher value sheet products at its now unprofitable Bernouville, France, site. The firm expects to cut 76 positions in Bernouville.

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