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Enhancing building efficiency and home comfort, advancing energy productivity, developing lightweight designs, and innovating in electronics are just a few of the current challenges that demand strong commitment from industrial players. Throughout the month of September 2023, Arkema experts will be discussing a wide range of distinctive solutions for the adhesives and sealant industry, that contribute to answer sustainability trends for a wide range of end-markets.

2023 Adhesives and Sealants Sustainability SummitSept 18-20

Arkema is focusing on responding to key challenges in the building and construction sector, spanning the construction, operation, and end-of-life phases of buildings. We are actively engaging with industry leaders and customers to discuss ways in which we can collectively enhance these phases. Notably, our company has been invited to present on the following topics:


  • Global Perspectives to Further Sustainability in Building and Construction", delivered by Eric Dumain, Global Market Manager, Arkema Coating Resins.

More than 30 percent of emissions come from the building and construction market. Sealants and other construction adhesives play a significant role in reducing carbon emissions across various applications, whether in kitchens, offices, outdoor spaces, or on various surfaces. They contribute by improving energy efficiency, reducing the need for heating or air conditioning, and optimizing restoration efforts. Additionally, ongoing initiatives aim to minimize the embodied carbon footprint of sealants and adhesive materials with efforts in recycling and use of bio-renewable materials.”

FEICA European Adhesives and Sealant Conference and EXPO 2023Sept 13-15

Arkema is approaching sustainability in adhesives and sealants from many different angles at the FEICA show this year, including:


  • “Improving the Performance of Structural Adhesives While Gaining a More Resource-Efficient Process,” presented by Dr. Alexandre Vermogen, Market Manager, Plastic Additives, Arkema.
  • Towards More Sustainability in Adhesives with UV-Curing and Low Temperature Curing Solutions,” – Christophe Verge, Head of EMEA R&D for Sartomer® Specialties.
  • More Sustainable Acrylic Sealants for Building and Construction,” by Sanjay Luthra, Market Manager, Building and Construction, Waterborne Resins, Arkema.
  • Lightweighting solutions for adhesives and sealants to reduce the environmental impact on transport” presented by Federico Sanz, corporate reactive technologies R&D leader, Bostik and David Gonzalez Amago Director Global Business Development Lightweight Fillers, Omya.

Adhesives and sealants play a key role in improving building efficiency, advancing new energy technologies, and facilitating lightweight transportation. They are the literal binding force behind our homes, automobiles, aircraft, and beyond. Our discussions at FEICA 2023 address critical objectives and initiatives, such as minimizing material consumption, optimizing power generation, reducing energy usage, and addressing broader industry trends that promote sustainability.”

To learn more about Arkema’s sustainability efforts in these markets, visit