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Arkema group at a glance

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema has operation in about 50 countries, some 19 200 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia. The Group generates annual revenue of €7.5 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationaly recognized brands.

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With Bostik's acquisition in February 2015, the Group completed its transformation initiated from its spin-off in 2006 and embodies a project that is fully in line with its strategy:

  • strengthen in specialty chemicals,
  • continue the development of its High Performance Materials segment,
A culture of innovation, closeness to customers and a willingness to continually adapt to a changing world are part of Arkema's DNA.
Thierry Le Hénaff, CEO of Arkema
Arkema's DNA up to Thierry Le Hénaff

Arkema key figures

  • 19,200 employees
  • Sales of €7.5 billion
  • A global presence in 50 countries
  • 137 production sites
    61 in Europe
    34 in North America
    42 in Asia and rest of the world
  • 2.5% of turnover is spent to R&D
    1,700 researchers
    13 research centers (7 in France, 3 in the United States, 2 in China and 1 in Japan)

The Group organized its activities into 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)
Arkema sales breakdown by BU

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

Global Arkema activities positions