Chemesis Seveso

Chemesis houses on its territory a wide area subject to a TRPP which benefits from teconomic platform status. This perimeter brings together Seveso's classified establishments, world leaders in speciality chemicals and production of industrial gases, sharing joint risk management. Thanks to its various shared services, this ultra-dynamic site promotes the competitiveness of its industries and the development of new investors. Explanations.

In Brief

Creation in 1947

1,200 direct employees and 3,500 new jobs generated

1 Bn € of investments over the last 5 years; 400 M€ of maintenance

2 R&D centres

Built at the beginning of the 1950’s, the industrial platform of Carling/Saint-Avold extends over an area containing many enterprises classified as Seveso “high threshold” sites and subject to a Technological Risks Prevention Plan (TRPP). Today, this zone welcomes a broad spectrum of activities in the field of advanced speciality chemicals.

9 pearls of the chemical industry

The site brings together internationally recognized industrial giants.

A dynamic and attractive platform

50 ha available in 2016 and 150 ha in 2020

A 24/24 secured compound

Chemesis has a large supply of land, which allows it to accommodate activities of any size. Thanks to its technological risk culture, the site enjoys the status of economic platform. It is thus authorized to accommodate new establishments classified as Seveso 2, subject to protection of its employees and maintenance of a high level of safety. It is a real strength that greatly simplifies the establishment of the businesses subject to this regulation.

"Newcomers fit into a group that already manages the risk within a secured area. This is a virtuous approach."
Lionel Gernolle, Director of the Arkema France Chemesis plant

From the definition of their business model to obtaining administrative approvals, project owners are accompanied from end to end through a one-stop shop. In less than a year, SNF Coagulants has thus obtained the endorsement of the public authorities and laid the first bricks of its new factory.

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Of shared ultra competitive utilities

Chemesis seeks to pool a maximum of services to enable its investors to achieve economies of scale. Thus, today, the Platform centralizes:

  • Safety management, including resources for intervention in case of fire,
  • Site security, with  common security surveillance,
  • Water effluent management,
  • An occupational physician and a company restaurant.

Collaborative projects for the establishment of a virtuous procedure for the management of the water cycle and the supply of energy are also under consideration.

"By forming an association, the industries present are stronger, industrially and economically."
Franky Smisaert, Director of the Total Petrochemicals France of Carling plant

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Availability of qualified resources

On the platform, the industries have direct access to a highly skilled workforce. On the site, a village of more than 100 accredited sub-contractors makes its expertise available to investors for their industrial maintenance, logistics and transport of products. In addition, the close proximity of recognized universities and large schools of engineering facilitates the recruitment of talent.

"When a company establishes itself at Chemesis, it immediately finds trained and available engineers, operators and technicians".
Gilbert Pitance, General Delegate of the “Pôle de Plasturgie de l’Est” (Plastics Processes Centre of the East)

A strategic location

Chemesis is located at the gateways to the German, east and north European markets. The motorway and rail networks and the proximity of the port of Metz enable all modes of transport to be considered. The TGV and rapid access to international airports facilitate work-related travel.

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Key products

  • Altuglas® ShieldUp, the PMMA of tomorrow
  • Elium®, the composite of the vehicle of tomorrow
  • The multifunctional liquid resins of Cray Valley
  • The super-absorbents of Sumitomo Seika

Altuglas® ShieldUp, the PMMA of tomorrow

At the Chemesis site , Altuglas International has designed and produced Altuglas® ShieldUp, a spectacular mesh and nano-structured acrylic plate. On top of everything: a light-weight glazing that combines transparency and resistance, and lends itself easily to complex forms. This ultra-innovative technology opens up innumerable prospects for the automotive, photovoltaic, industrial, and secure glazing sectors in particular.


Elium®, the composite of the vehicle of tomorrow

Both extremely resistant and recyclable, Arkema's Elium® resin permits the construction of thermoplastic composite parts 50% lighter than steel, capable of substituting for the metal. To meet the high rates of the automotive industry, Elium® resin can now be mass-produced. Developed at Composite Park in partnership with the M2P TRI platform, the new FAST RTM (FAST Resin Transfer Moulding) manufacturing process enables the final "net shape" of the product to be obtained in a single operation. In 2017, this facility was rewarded with the JEC Innovation Awards prize.


The multifunctional liquid resins of Cray Valley

At its new Chemesis unit, Cray Valley produces liquid resins based on polybutadiene. These products are used as additives for rubber, adhesives and other speciality products. They reinforce the adhesion of tyres, reduce the thickness of smart phone touch screens, and improve the performance of boosters during rocket launches, for example.


The super-absorbents of Sumitomo Seika

At Chemesis, Arkema operates a super-absorbent polymers (reticulated sodium acrylate polymer) unit, for the Japanese giant Sumitomo Seika. Using gel processes and in inverse suspension, the plant produces a "Hygienic" range intended for the manufacture of sanitary towels and nappies for newborns as well as an "Industrial" range designed for the insulation of underwater cables. The finished product is in the form of a powder with a particle size between 200 and 400 micrometers and whose tremendous absorption capacity is 65 gr./gr.* for the Hygiene range and 500 gr./gr.* for the Industrial.

*in grams of water per gram of product

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