ARKEMA achieves mass balance ISCC Plus certification at its acrylic monomers production facility in Clear Lake, Texas (US)

These certifications support the introduction of a full range of bio-attributed specialty resins and additives for lower VOC or carbon intensive technologies including high solid, waterborne and polyester powders

Arkema, a leader in specialty materials, announces another significant milestone in the decarbonization of its acrylic production chain worldwide, as the company obtains ISCC PLUS certification for its acrylic monomers production facility located in Clear Lake, Texas (US), following same certifications in Taixing, China (January 2024) and Carling, France (October 2022).

Casey Collins, President, Americas

We are committed to advancing bio-attributed initiatives, using a mass balance* approach, through all steps of Arkema’s integration and at a global scale. It is another key milestone towards an industry-wide decarbonization and circularity efforts that will help our customers and end users reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coatings and adhesives for key markets like new mobility, building efficiency and living comfort; as well as in applications like engineered polymers, leather, textile, hygiene and water treatment. Casey COLLINS – Acrylics Monomers Regional Group President, Americas

These certifications support the progressive introduction of a complete range of bio-attributed specialty resins and additives for lower VOC and lower carbon intensive technologies including high solid, waterborne, UV/LED, and polyester powders.

To learn more about mass balance and other ISCC PLUS certifications announcements from Arkema Coating Solutions: Villers-Saint-Paul (France), Taixing (China), Carling (France)

*Mass Balance: Mass balance chain of custody is designed to track the total amount of the content in scope through the production system and ensure an appropriate allocation of this content to the finished goods based on auditable bookkeeping. Property conservation principle is set to ensure that the total certified output does not exceed its original input and take into account the appropriate conversion losses and production / assembly ratios. “The ISSC+ certification of the whole supply chain guarantees that the origin of the renewable sources meets ISCC+ standards for sustainable feedstocks.


Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into 3 complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials – Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions – accounting for some 92% of Group sales in 2023, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of around € 9.5 billion in 2023, and operates in some 55 countries with 21,100 employees worldwide.


Arkema, press release, 2024-06-04.


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