Corporate overview

CECA, an activity of the Arkema Group, is a world player in specialty chemicals. CECA constantly strives to improve its customers’ performance by creating and developing adsorbents, chemical intermediates, and additives. CECA operates an extensive network of industrial facilities in Europe, together with two research centres dedicated to customer innovation.

CECA, a leading specialty chemicals manufacturer

CECA has activities in two main areas:

  • surfactants and interface agents
  • adsorption and filtration

CECA’s specialty products and services are used in the manufacturing processes of most major industrial sectors.

Drawing on its eighty-year expertise, CECA’s development strategy consists in developing high added value product lines and in offering services designed to improve its customers’ performance. Accordingly, CECA’s performance relies on its innovation capacity and on a deep knowledge of the specific features and needs of its markets. 

CECA’s constant quest for customer satisfaction is also based on the competence, commitment and responsiveness of its teams.

CECA is present in over one hundred countries, and operates an extensive network of industrial facilities in Europe together with two research centers:

  • Groupement de recherche de Lacq, France (GRL)
  • Centre de recherche Rhône-Alpes, France (CRRA) 

A responsible player

ISO certifications

The control of quality and industrial processes is standard practice across all of CECA’s industrial facilities, most of which are ISO 9001 accredited.

CECA has obtained ISO 14001 certification for some of its sites in recognition of their environmental commitment.

CECA’s Antwerp production plant also has ISO 50001 certification, which covers energy management systems. It is actually the very first chemical manufacturing site to have been granted this new certification.

Responsible Care® charter

CECA is a signatory to the Responsible Care® charter, an international program aimed at improving the health, safety and environmental performance of the chemical industry.

This commitment to progress sets out guiding principles and management practices to be implemented in the areas of process safety, environment, health and safety at work, emergency response, distribution of products, and product stewardship.

Factories open to the views of stakeholders

As part of the Common Ground® program rolled out across the Arkema Group, CECA opens up its factories to the neighboring communities by establishing a permanent dialogue with them and by increasing awareness of the world of chemistry and chemicals in all its stakeholders.

« Safety in action » program

CECA invests in the Arkema Group’s “Safety in Action” program on a daily basis. A genuine commitment and result plan, this program entails concrete actions aimed at preventing occupational risks and applicable to every workstation.