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For Immediate Release: February 26, 2013
Jonathan M. Paine, (202) 367-2496

Arkema Joins WDMA


WASHINGTON, DC - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Arkema is the newest member of the association.
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry. WMDA advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ideas for members to provide greater value for their customers.

Arkema provides a comprehensive range of plastic additives for a wide variety of PVC applications. The Durastrength® range of acrylic impact modifiers help enable end-users to meet the most demanding standards cost effectively.  Dedicated to outdoor, durable applications, Durastrength® products deliver outstanding impact characteristics, a wide processing window, and excellent weatherability. Plastistrength® acrylic process aids greatly improve the processability of PVC compounds by promoting fusion and melt strength, fixing surface defects, and providing anti-sticking properties. 

"Industry trade group involvement is vital for the success of both suppliers and manufacturers and I am pleased that Arkema has become a member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association," said Scott Schwartz, Arkema's General Manager for Functional Additives, Americas.


A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, Arkema produces state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation, and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, some 14,000 employees, and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of approximately $8.3 billion and holds leadership positions in all its markets, with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. Durastrength and Plastistrength are registered trademarks of Arkema.
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For more information on Arkema, visit http://www.arkema.com/en/. 

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