Arkema completes acquisition of Polimeros Especiales

Polimeros Especiales is an established Mexican company producing high performance waterborne resins for a wide range of markets including architectural and decorative coatings, textiles, pressure sensitive adhesives and construction. It is the dominant emulsion manufacturer in the region, with 2021 sales of about $40 million and 230 employees.
As part of Arkema’s Coating Solutions division, Polimeros Especiales will strengthen the Group’s position in high-growth markets, drive further sustainable innovations alongside Arkema’s other key solvent-free technologies, and strengthen its presence in the Americas force.

RICHARD JENKINS, Senior Vice President, Coating Solutions, Arkema: “We are very pleased to welcome the talented team from Polimeros Especiales to Arkema. This will bring scale to Arkema’s solvent-free products and advanced technologies.”

The head of POLIMEROS Speciales said: “Arkema’s vision and strategy have sustainability as a core aspect, and Polimeros Especiales is equally committed to helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. Our team is delighted to join Arkema, and contribute to the development and production of more sustainable solutions.”