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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, Altuglas 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

Mar 23 2021
    CSR Corporate Finance

Arkema joins the new CAC 40 ESG index

Arkema is very proud to be joining the new CAC 40 ESG index on the Paris Stock Exchange.
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Mar 18 2021
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Global Recycling Day: our innovative projects and solutions for a more sustainable world

On Global Recycling Day, Arkema reviews its involvement in a number of major projects for ...

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Mar 16 2021
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2021: Year 1 of the Quentin Vlamynck and Arkema 4 duo

2021 will undoubtedly be a year of discovery for Quentin Vlamynck, the promising young skipper of ...

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Feb 25 2021
    Corporate Finance

Full-year 2020 results

In a context strongly marked by the pandemic, the Group’s EBITDA margin remained robust at ...

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Arkema’s innovation policy 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