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A world player in specialty materials, Arkema employs nearly 7,300 people in France, either directly or through its subsidiaries (MLPC International, Coatex, and Bostik), representing 36% of the Group’s total workforce.

An entrepreneur in innovation, Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders and provides its customers with concrete solutions for addressing the challenges of an ever-changing world. The Group develops, produces, and markets products and materials with high added value, as well as adapted services across all industrial sectors.

Strong roots in France

Arkema France has 26 production sites and seven research and development centers throughout the country.

  • Adhesives Solutions, Advanced Materials, Coating Solutions, and Intermediates: Arkema’s three business segments, comprising several leading international product lines, are present in France.
  • The Group carries out approximately 45% of its production in France, and Arkema France generates sales representing 8% of Arkema’s worldwide turnover.

Arkema strives to maintain a strong foothold in France and, to this end, is carrying out several modernization and development projects at its Lannemezan, Mont, and Honfleur facilities. This commitment is reflected in the Group’s investments: on average, since 2006, nearly half of Arkema’s capital expenditure has been in France.

Our latest news

Jan 18 2022
    Corporate Innovation

Arkema and the French Académie des sciences are launching a "prize for innovation in chemistry for sustainable materials"

The Arkema– Académie des sciences Prize for Innovation in Chemistry for ...

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Jan 17 2022
    Corporate Finance Products

Arkema to increase its global Pebax® elastomers production capacity by 25%

To support its customers’ strong growth, in particular in the sports and consumer goods ...

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Jan 13 2022
    CSR Corporate Finance Products

Pragati: Results of the 5th year of the program

The founding members of the 'Pragati' project for sustainable castor crop – Arkema, ...

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Dec 02 2021
    Corporate Finance Innovation

Armand Ajdari appointed Chief Technology Officer

Effective from 1 January 2022, Armand Ajdari will be joining Arkema as the Group’s Chief ...

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Arkema’s innovation policy in France

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Arkema’s disability policy in France

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Arkema’s educational approach in France

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Arkema Inside

Discover where our products are in your daily life!

Watch the video or download the booklet to see examples of everyday applications with Arkema products and materials.

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L'atelier 4.20 by Arkema

Discover L’atelier 4.20—enjoy a virtual tour to experience it as if you were there! Our headquarters in Colombes (located in France’s Hauts-de-Seine department) houses this facility, which showcases Arkema’s expertise and embodies the Group’s vision of innovative chemistry.

Visit L’atelier 4.20