Update on Arkema Inc. Crosby Plant

- Press release
At the Arkema Inc. site in Crosby, Texas, there is clear visual evidence that the chemicals in the trailers are degrading but they have failed to ignite completely. We are concerned that, without ignition, we can’t determine if the hazard has been fully eliminated.

In order to maintain control of the situation, proactive measures to safely cause ignition of the remaining trailers through controlled means are being taken.  

This decision was made by Arkema Inc. in full coordination with unified command.  These measures do not pose any additional risk to the community, and both Arkema and members of the unified command believe this is the safest approach. The 1.5 mile evacuation zone is still in place, until further notice.

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €7.5 billion in 2016, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. www.arkema.com