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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 7.7 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 19,000 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

Arkema key figures

  • 19,000 employees
  • Sales of €7.7 billion
  • A global presence in 50 countries
  • 136 production sites
    59 in Europe
    38 in North America
    39 in Asia and rest of the world
  • 2.7% of turnover is spent to R&D

    3 R&D and innovation geographical hubs
    1,500 researchers

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)

2015 sales by segment

€7.7 bn sales

High Performance Materials 44
Industrial Specialties 32
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