Sartomer Americas' Virginia Plant Passes One Million Work Hours Without Lost-Time Incident

Exton, Pa. - July 28, 2016 - Employees at Sartomer Americas’ (a business unit of Arkema) manufacturing plant in Chatham, Virginia celebrated a milestone recently, marking ten years and more than one million work hours without a lost-time incident. The achievement highlights Sartomer’s on-going commitment to safety while providing its customers with the high-performance chemical solutions they need to drive innovation.

This is a significant accomplishment for any manufacturing facility and is especially notable for Sartomer’s Chatham manufacturing plant, considering the large amounts of potentially hazardous materials being handled on site daily.

“This milestone marks significant strides in improving the safety culture at our site, and we will continue improving our safe behaviors and actions,” said René Neron, plant manager. “Our intent is relentless pursuit of reducing risk to ourselves, our co-workers, and the local community.”

“We’re very proud of our employees’ dedication to safety and we know it will remain a top priority,” Mr. Neron continued. “Complacency is safety’s worst enemy. We understand that we are only as safe as how safely we perform our next task.”

Sartomer is a premier global supplier of specialty chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB), peroxide, and two-part epoxy/amine systems. For more than 55 years, Sartomer has pioneered the development of these advanced technologies, introducing hundreds of products that enhance performance in coatings, graphic arts, adhesives, advanced materials and other demanding applications. For more information, visit

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials to create new uses. An innate innovation entrepreneur, we accelerate customer performance every single day and generate revenues of €7.5 billion each year. Buoyed by the collective energy of our 19,200 employees, we cultivate interaction with the world around us.

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