With over 30 years of experience, Coatex is one of the world’s leading producers of rheological additives for aqueous formulations. These high performance additives are used all around the world in a wide variety of applications, including mineral processing, paper, paints and other industrial specialties. Most of these additives are based on acrylic acid polymerisation.
Coatex’s success stems from its continuous research efforts. The company offers a range of standard and custom-made formulas. Numerous patents protect the exclusive innovations. Coatex’s rheological expertise plays a major role in formulating high-performance and environmentally friendly polymers.
Acquired by ARKEMA in October 2007, Coatex is part of the coating solutions segment. Coatex has 400 employees which 70 in R&D and 6 industrial sites around the world.
Coatex equipment that will be used in the project are synthesis reactor system (SYSTAG), size exclusion chromatography (SEC), high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), near infrared and Raman spectrometers, density measurements and rheometer (MARS III from ThermoFisher).