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 global manufacturer in specialty chemicals and advanced materials, with 3 business segments – High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions – and globally recognized brands, the Group reports annual sales of 8.8 billion euros. Buoyed by the collective energy of its 20,000 employees, Arkema operates in close to 55 countries.

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.

Arkema Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

2018 key figures

Arkema in a nutshell

The Arkema group was created in October 2004, following the reorganization of Total’s Chemicals branch.

Arkema at the heart of your daily life!

Our materials and innovations are subtly present everywhere in your daily life: vehicles, cosmetics, aeronautics, packaging, electrics, sporting goods, etc.

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3 complementary business segments

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
High Performance Materials

Adhesives (Bostik)

Advanced Materials

    • Specialty Polyamides
    • PVDF
    • Organic Peroxides
    • Surfactant and Additives
    • Molecularsieves and FEBEX
    • UV Curing Resins (Sartomer)
Industrial Specialties


PMMA (Altuglas International)


Hydrogen Peroxides

Coating Solutions

Acrylics (upstream)

Performance Coatings (downstream)

      • Coating Resins
      • Rheology Additives (Coatex)

2018 sales by segment

€8.8 bn sales

High Performance Materials 45
Industrial Specialties 31
Coating Solutions 24

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

High Performance Materials
High Performance Materials

Specialty Polyamides #1


Photocure resins #1

Specialty Adhesives #3

Industrial Specialties
Industrial Specialties

Thiochemicals #1


Fluorogases #3

Hydrogen Peroxide #3

Coating Solutions
Coating Solutions

Acrylic Monomers #2

Coating Resins #3

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 2018, Asia and rest of the world's share in sales terms rose from 10% to 31%, North America from 25% to 31% whereas Europe's share dropped to 38% (against 58% in 2006).


Arkema worldwide

Asia and rest of world 31
Europe 38
North America 31
Arkema worldwide

North America

38 production sites
3,900 employees



60 production sites
11,100 employees


Asia & rest of world

38 production sites
5,000 employees



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