Arkem (PTY) Limited was established in Durban, South Africa, in 1982 as a joint venture between ALCO CHEMICAL CORPORATION, USA and Revertex (South Africa) Pty Ltd. Since the partnership in 1982, both founding companies have themselves become part of larger groups of companies. NATIONAL STARCH first bought ALCO CHEMICAL CORPORATION and then NATIONAL STARCH was acquired by ICI, which was subsequently purchased by AKZO NOBEL. Revertex (South Africa) Pty Ltd together with Synthomer (Pty) Ltd is part of Synthomer PLC. Thus ARKEM has links with AKZONOBEL and SYNTHOMER.

Accessing the world-leading chemical technology and R & D expertise of our principles, ARKEM specialises in the field of Water Treatment, Paints, Textiles, Detergents, and many more.

ARKEM Polymers are locally produced to ISO 9001 – 14001 standards.

ARKEM is totally committed to technical excellence and customer support.