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Altuglas International, a global leader in PMMA.
Altuglas International is a Business Unit of Arkema. It manufactures and markets more than a quarter of the world’s production of PMMA.
In Europe, Africa and Middle East Altuglas International markets Altuglas® acrylic resin and sheets. Altuglas International offers include a range of Surfaces Products, Beads and Auxiliary Products.
Objectives for Altuglas International: performance, innovation and service
Altuglas International and Arkema offer a synergy of skills and experience that is available to the manufacturing and construction industries, all processors and users.
Acrylic glass has fabulous potential for the future, justifying all the current and future investments. Altuglas International is always striving to improve the performance of its existing products, to create new products, to anticipate needs with standard products and to respond to other more specific requirements. For Altuglas International, developing new markets is a priority.
New product development proceeds in light of customer requirements and benefits from the support of Arkema R&D centres.
By their nature, developments in new technologies are wide-ranging:
- Continuous polymerisation
- Advanced technologies for the manufacture of sheet
- PMMA recycling (see below)
A quality service worldwide
With a sales presence and technical assistance in every country, Altuglas International offers every customer high quality service throughout its range of activities:
Local technical assistance:
- Technical centres
- Product and processing technology specialists
The very best resources (pilot plants, generation of compounds) for the design and development of new products. Customer-oriented development of sheet in Europe:
- A manager for each strategic market
Since PMMA is, by nature, a recyclable product, the aim of research centres is to facilitate recycling so that it eventually becomes an everyday practice.
Whatever the manufacturing process used, a recycling system is set up at all Altuglas International plants. This system exists upstream and downstream of production. For example, in manufacturing extruded sheet, there are inevitably off-cuts when each sheet is cut. These off-cuts can be re-used and returned to the production cycle.
Downstream, products "at the end of their useful lives", such as baths or vehicle rear lights, can be reused and given a new lease of life.