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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

Jun 08 2021
    Corporate Women’s football

D1 Arkema Trophies, made from Rilsan®

The D1 Arkema 2020/21 season delivered its verdict last weekend, with Paris Saint-Germain crowned ...

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Jun 02 2021
    Corporate Sailing sponsorship

The pleasing results of Arkema 4 on the Pro Sailing Tour

For the past two weeks, Ocean Fifty boats have clocked up a number of outings as part of the brand ...

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May 20 2021
    Corporate

Our new Annual Report, Innovative For, is out now

But it is more than just an Annual Report. Its three sections set out our ambitions and our vision ...

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May 07 2021
    Corporate Sailing sponsorship

First showdown for Arkema 4 on the Pro Sailing Tour Ocean Fifty in Brest

On 20 May Quentin Vlamynck and his teammates will take part in the inaugural stage of the Pro ...

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Focus on…

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