Arkema in Korea

Arkema is a global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, and is present in Korea, three production sites, and one R&D center. The Group's main customers in the country operate in construction, automotive, electronics and petrochemicals.

Our history

Arkema was established following the spin-off of Total SA’s chemical branch, formerly Elf Atochem. In 2006, the Group was listed on the Paris stock market.
Arkema Korea Ltd was created in 1993, and is composed of several activities. Arkema Jinhae, a subsidiary of Altuglas Inc., produces PMMA, also known as Acrylic Glass. Seki Arkema, a joint venture between Arkema and private Korean shareholders, produces organic peroxides. Coatex, an Arkema subsidiary, is a worldwide leader in dispersants, thickeners and rheology modifiers. Finally, the innovation center founded in partnership with HanYang University in 2016 focuses on research into high-performance polymers and renewable energies.


As a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, Arkema holds world leading positions in 90% of its business portfolio. The Group is consolidating its presence in key growth regions, including Asia. Arkema Korea Ltd has three plants, and in order to support innovation with its Korean customers, the Group opened an R&D and technical center in the prestigious HanYang University.

Arkema Inside

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We are ISO Certified



  The Jinhae plant has been certified

ISO 9001

ISO 14001

ISO 18001

  Seki ARKEMA has been certified

ISO 9001

ISO 14001

OHSAS 18001


We fulfill our social commitments including prioritizing Risk management for the well-being of people and the environment as well as customer satisfaction.

We earn the loyalty of our Customers, Partners, and Interested parties by anticipating their needs and expectations through continuous improvements and an open attitude.

We comply with applicable laws and regulations everywhere we operate.


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