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Global demand for new, innovative and sustainable materials is growing. Today this trend is accelerating, and our world is being transformed by disruptive megatrends:

  • Natural resources preservation and decarbonization
  • Urbanization
    and living standards

  • Transition
    to electric mobility

  • Technology disruptions
    and AI

  • Social change 
    and consumer 

To meet our customers’ needs for high-tech, lightweight, biosourced, recyclable materials, Arkema has steadily transformed itself and evolved its business portfolio since its creation, consolidated its organization, and developed its assets and know-how. These developments serve the vision we have had from the outset: to make Arkema a pure leader in Specialty Materials, offering the most innovative and sustainable solutions.

Unique skills to address these issues

Arkema has built a unique range of solutions thanks to the breadth and diversity of the ranges of materials developed or acquired since its creation. In particular:

  • We know how to bond and assemble materials.
  • We know how to strengthen and create lighter, more efficient or biosourced materials.
  • We know how to protect, modify materials and apply coatings to them.

All these skills draw upon strong expertise in materials science that combines our knowledge of polymerization, formulation, and application know-how. This expertise stands at the heart of Arkema's business, and our combined sets of know-how enable us to offer tailored solutions and unique innovations to the most demanding customers in many sectors such as electronics, decorative and industrial paint, construction, and automotive.

Know-how structured around 3 growth platforms with strong synergies

These skills are organized into three coherent and complementary segments, centered on the science of materials:


Together, these three segments make up the Specialty Materials platform on which Arkema builds its future and which form the basis of its long-term vision of the company. 

The combination of these three platforms is unique in the chemical industry. It helps create strong in-house synergies in terms of innovation, as well as business and operational prospects. It also offers us an outstanding ability to serve our customers in attractive and diverse growing markets.

Ambition 2028

  • By 2028, Arkema aims to achieve sales of around €12bn with an elevated EBITDA margin of around 18%
  • Average organic sales growth is expected at around 4% per year and average organic EBITDA growth at 7 to 8% per year over the 2024-28 period
  • Cash generation should remain strong and shareholder returns increase by 30% over the 2024-28 period versus the prior 5 year period
  • The Group will also capitalize on the recent validation of its 1.5°C trajectory by SBTi to further strengthen its decarbonization initiatives, paving the way for Net-Zero by 2050

Five drivers at the heart of the strategy


These five drivers have always been at the heart of our transformation and will remain so:

  • Leverage the strength of 
    One Arkema to enhance employee empowerment and customer intimacy

  • Achieve superior growth from sustainable innovation in 
    key technologies and focus markets

  • Ramp-up 
    recent major capex 
    and carry out 
    new targeted 
    high-return projects

  • Further strengthen the portfolio 
    with bolt-on M&A 
    and finalize the divestment of Intermediates

  • Drive our manufacturing excellence including 
    a strong focus on decarbonization 
    and digitalization

5 key submarkets with superior growth driven by sustainable megatrends

Based on our expertise and analysis of global growth drivers in the coming years, we have identified 5 sub-markets that should generate exponential growth for Arkema in the future: 

  • Green energy and electric mobility
  • Advanced electronics
  • Sustainable lifestyle
  • Efficient buildings and homes
  • Water filtration, medical devices and crop nutrition

Our portfolio and technologies give us a unique positioning and enable us to forecast growth in these sub-markets of around 12% a year.

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