Arkema Canada at a glance
Arkema began operating in Canada under the name Pennsalt and operates a world scale hydrogen peroxide manufacturing plant in Bécancour, Quebec.
Our business in Burlington, Ontario
Burlington, Ontario is the location of Arkema Canada Inc. sales office. Its activities here are centered on high performance and specialties products. The majority of these products involve a high degree of technical service.
Arkema Canada has been in Ontario since 1957 - first as Pennsalt, then under the Pennwalt banner and finally in our present form as a subsidiary of Arkema S.A.
Our business in Bécancour, Quebec
In Bécancour, Arkema Canada Inc. operates a world scale hydrogen peroxide plant. The plant operates around the clock, 365 days a year and produces primarily 35%, 50% and 70% hydrogen peroxide solutions. Manufactured through leading-edge technology, these products are used as bleaching or antiseptic agents in a wide variety of industries such as:
- pulp and paper
- food processing
- the environmental sector
The Bécancour plant began operating in 1986 as Oxychem Canada Inc., and, at that time, was owned by Air Liquide S.A. and Elf Atochem S.A. In 1992 the company was renamed Chemprox Chemical Inc.
Key figures for 2017 (note: includes both Becancour and Burlington sites figures)
|Number of employees||64|
|Local economic impact (payroll/utility/property taxes paid annually)||~$8.7 million CAD|
|Investment in health, environment and safety||750,000 CAD per year in approved capital investments for health, safety, and environmental projects
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