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The OCO site is classified SEVESO III low tier

OCO consists of 8 production workshops, 3 warehouses, including one dedicated to the storage of nitrocellulose, and a large laboratory

1967

Orchimie, group POLYCHIMIE, was born in Semoy, on an ancient city emergency, for the manufacture of additives for paints and inks, release agents for polyurethanes, mixtures of waxes and additives for rubber.

1972

The site has about thirty employees. Construction of the workshops, AD2 and AD6, for paint additives, and overprint varnishes, in AD5.

1984

Construction of the workshop, AD7, for industrial adhesives and overprint varnishes.

1987-88

Start-up of rubber-to-metal adhesives activity. Construction of the workshop AD8, for Staple adhesives.

1993

Construction of the finished goods warehouse and the fire pit. ISO 9001 certification

1997

New manufacturing capability : stabilizers for PVC.

1998

Construction of new storage tanks, above ground.

1999

Acquisition by ROHM AND HAAS.

2001

Acquisition of the Chemetall rubber-to-metal adhesives business. Closure of the stabilizer unit for PVC. New, automated manufacturing equipment, for ink additives (unit Votator).

2003-2004

Renewal of 20 production units. HSE improvement. ISO 14001 certification

2005-2006

Renovation of both the research and Quality Control laboratories. Obtain ISO/TS 16949 certification for the automotive industry. Transfer of the ‘wax-based additives’ business. Start of the ‘pressure-sensitive additives” business.

2006-2007

Construction of the new warehouse for the storage of nitrocellulose.

2009

Acquisition by DOW CHEMICALS.

2010

Acquisition by ORRION CHEMICALS.

2015

AGROFRESH business integration.

2017

Obtain IATF 16949 certification : 2016 certification for automotive adhesives

Aerial view of the site in 2005