Arkema to Acquire Polimeros Especiales, Mexico’s Leading Emulsion Resin Producer

Latest: Arkema plans to acquire Polimeros, Mexico’s leading producer of emulsion resins
Especiales. The planned acquisition of the solvent-free waterborne acrylic resin leader will strengthen Arkema’s position in this fast-growing region.

Especiales is an established Mexican private company that manufactures high performance waterborne resins for a wide range of markets including architectural and decorative coatings, textiles, pressure sensitive adhesives and construction. The company has become a major emulsion manufacturer in the region, with sales of approximately $40 million in 2021 and a workforce of 230

This planned acquisition is fully in line with Arkema’s strategy to expand its coating solutions segment in growing markets and low VOC solutions. Aqueous is one of Arkema’s main solvent-free technologies, used with powder, UV/LED/E-beam and high solids systems.

“Thanks to the acquisition of Polimeros Especiales, Arkema will open up new markets in the Mexican market, which is experiencing strong growth,” said Manuel, General Manager of Arkema Mexico
Garcia said. “This acquisition will ensure continued strong support for our customers and enable Arkema to expand its product offering locally.”

“We welcome Polimeros
Especiales and its team join the group because this leading company already has a strong customer base and technical knowledge. Its solid manufacturing assets and logistics platform will strengthen our expertise and service quality in the region,” said Arkema Global Business Director Coating Resins
Neil Tariq added.