Alphacan divests French pipes business to Pipelife France

Alphacan, a producer of PVC pipes and a subsidiary of the Arkema group, has announced a plan to divest its pipes business in France to Pipelife France, a subsidiary of the Pipelife group.

This building and infrastructure pipe activity in France represents annual sales of some €45m and involves the design, production and marketing of PVC pipes used for sanitation and drinking water underground networks, as well as for soil and waste systems in buildings.

The pipe business has its manufacturing base in Gaillon, France, and employs around 100 persons.

This project is part of Arkema’s strategy to further strengthen the competitiveness and consolidate its Vinyl Products business segment.