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Arkema group at a glance

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance in lightweight and design materials, biosourced materials, new energies, water management, solutions for electronics, and the performance and home insulation.

A specialty chemicals global major, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 7.5 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 19,500 employees, Arkema operates in close to 50 countries.

Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders, and innovates around 6 solution-oriented research platforms which shape the Group's R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future.

Arkema Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

2016 key figures

Arkema key figures

3 complementary business segments

  • High Performance Materials: Specialty Adhesives (Bostik), Technical Polymers (Specialty Polyamides, Fluoropolymers), Performance Additives (Filtration and Adsorption/CECA, Organic Peroxydes, UV Curing Resins/Sartomer)
  • Industrial Specialties: Thiochemicals, Fluorochemicals, PMMA (Altuglas International), Hydrogen Peroxides
  • Coating Solutions: Acrylics, Coating Resins and Additives (Coating Resins, Rheology Additives/Coatex)

2016 sales by segment

€7.535 bn sales

High Performance Materials 46
Industrial Specialties 30
Coating Solutions 24

World no.1 to no.3 on 90% of the porfolio

High Performance Materials

Specialty Polyamides #1


Organic Peroxydes #2

Adhesives #3

Industrial Specialties

Thiochemicals #1

Fluorogases #3


Hydrogen Peroxyde #3

Coating Solutions

Acrylic Monomers #3

Coatings #3



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