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:
- Lightweight and designed materials
- Bio-based products
- New energies
- Water management
- Electronics solutions
- Home efficiency and insulation
These platforms shape the Group's R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future.
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|
- • Specialty Polyamides
- • PVDF
- • Organic Peroxides
- • Surfactant and Additives
- • Molecularsieves and FEBEX
- • UV Curing Resins (Sartomer)
PMMA (Altuglas International)
Performance Coatings (downstream)
- • Coating Resins
- • Rheology Additives (Coatex)
2018 sales by segment
€8.8 bn sales
|High Performance Materials||45|
World no. 1 to no. 3 on 90% of the portfolio
|High Performance Materials|
Specialty Polyamides #1
Photocure resins #1
Specialty Adhesives #3
Hydrogen Peroxide #3
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).
|Asia and rest of world||31|
Asia & rest of world