Arkema Group at a glance
Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema designs materials to address the ever-growing demand for innovative and sustainable materials, driven by the challenges of new energies, new technologies, the depletion of resources, mobility, and increasing urbanization.
The Group is structured into three coherent and complementary segments dedicated to Specialty Materials (Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions) accounting for some 80% of its sales, and an Intermediates segment leveraging competitive and global product lines.
Sustained by the collective energy of its 20,500 employees, Arkema operates in some 55 countries and reports sales of €8.7 billion.
Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders, and innovates around 6 solution-oriented research platforms:
These platforms shape the Group's R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future.
2019 key figures
What applications for our materials?
Examples in everyday life
Our materials and innovations are subtly present everywhere in your daily life: vehicles, cosmetics, aeronautics, packaging, electrics, sporting goods, etc.
Watch the video or download the booklet to see examples of everyday applications with Arkema products and materials.
Four business segments
Arkema’s organization is the product of in-depth transformations conducted over recent years to optimize the Group’s positioning as a leader of specialty materials.
Each business segment draw its strength from the following:
- Leading market positions on most of its activity
- A great capacity for innovation focused on sustainable development and the protection of the environment
- Worldwide geographical coverage, evenly balanced between North America, Europe and Asia
Construction & Consumer
High Performance Polymers
World no. 1 to no. 3 on 90% of the portfolio
Specialty Adhesives #3
Specialty Polyamides #1
Hydrogen Peroxide #3
Acrylic Monomers #2
Coating Resins #3
Photocure resins #1
Going where the growth is
Arkema pursues the strategic rebalancing of its activities towards complementary geographic positions between Asia and the rest of world, Europe and North America. Thanks to its targeted acquisition strategy and recent industrial investments, the Group is now more international than ever. From 2006 to 2019, Asia and rest of the world's share in sales terms rose from 10% to 28%, North America from 25% to 32% whereas Europe's share dropped to 36% (against 58% in 2006).
Asia & rest of world
Arkema in a nutshell
The Arkema group was created following the reorganization of Total’s Chemicals branch, and became independent in 2006 with it's listing on the Paris market stock market.