2019 was a busy year, with acquisitions, industrial investments, partnerships, major trade fairs, innovations and awards. We look back over the highlights of the year, which reflect the constant growth of our dynamic, innovative Group.
Bostik won recognition from French consumers who named Fix & Flash the “2019 Product of the Year” in the “glue and repair” category. This is the first retail glue to use LED light for instant drying on all types of materials!
Arkema anticipated the future of battery technologies for the transportation market by acquiring a stake in OXIS Energy, which manufactures lithium-sulfur batteries. Since 2012, Arkema has been supplying OXIS Energy with electrolyte salts from its fluorochemicals activities, as well as carbon nanotubes and value-added polymers to improve the lifetime and energy density of these batteries.
In France Arkema became a partner of the Sport in the City charity, in particular supporting its “L in the City” program to help young women integrate into society and the workplace. Arkema has been a sponsor of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris) since the 2017/2018 season, and is now supporting the program to bring opera to young people by giving 10,000 students from deprived neighborhoods the opportunity to learn about and sing classical music in a fun way.