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
- High-Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions: 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
Arkema joins the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Arkema joins DJSI World in sixth place in the “Chemicals” category among 114 companies a ...Read more
Third-quarter 2020 results
Strong improvement in the Group's volumes compared to the second quarter and excellent cash gene ...Read more
Arkema with the "Ruban Rose" association
Launched at the beginning of October, the “Octobre Rose” operation concluded this weeken ...Read more
Arkema 4, Quentin Vlamynck's new Multi50, has hit the water
The brand new Arkema 4 was launched in the water this morning outside the Lalou Multi Composi ...Read more
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.
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.