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Arkema achieves mass-balance ISCC+ certification at its powder-coating resins facility in Spain

| By Mary Bailey

Arkema S.A. (Colombes, France) has obtained ISCC+ certification for its powder-coating resins facility located in Sant Celoni, Spain; as part of a larger initiative designed to decarbonize the global coating value chain. It expands Arkema’s range of mass-balance solutions with up to 40% bio-attributed powder polyester resins, achieving a related reduction of up to 25% in product carbon footprint.

The facility houses a polyester resin production line and a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory dedicated to improving the sustainability and performance of powder coating materials. Arkema views the powder coating market as a strategic growth area due to the inherent sustainability of those applications (solvent-free, almost zero waste, low energy consumption).

With this certification, Arkema is able to offer a complete portfolio of bio-Mass-Balance coating solutions, including waterborne, UV/EB, advanced liquid resins and powder resins for use across many different industries, including new mobility, decarbonized industrial environment, green buildings, and more sustainable homes including furniture, appliances applications.

“The global powder coatings market continues to show strong growth driven by megatrends across end user markets and the inherent sustainability of the technology. Arkema is committed to supporting our customers worldwide with the materials they need to further decarbonize their offers and ensure they can meet their sustainability goals,” said Neil Tariq, Global Business Director – Arkema Coating Resins.