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About Arkema

The Group is structured into three coherent and complementary segments dedicated to Specialty Materials (Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions) accounting for 85.5% of its sales, and an Intermediates segment leveraging competitive and global product lines. 

Sustained by the collective energy of its 20,200 employees, Arkema operates in some 55 countries and reports sales of €9.5 billion.

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Innovative Materials, Arkema's R&D strategy

Arkema fosters interaction with its stakeholders and innovates around 5 solution-oriented research platforms which shape the Group's R&D to address the major global trends today and in the future.

A culture of innovation, closeness to customers and a willingness to continually adapt to a changing world are part of Arkema's DNA."

2021 key figures

Our materials in everyday life

Our materials and innovations are subtly present everywhere in your daily life: vehicles, cosmetics, aeronautics, packaging, electrics, sporting goods, etc.

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

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Organization

Four business segments:

Arkema’s organization is the product of in-depth transformations conducted over recent years to optimize the Group’s positioning as a leader of specialty materials.

Each business segment draws its strength from the following: 

  • Leading market positions on most of its activity.
  • A great capacity for innovation focused on sustainable development and the protection of the environment.
  • Worldwide geographical coverage, evenly balanced between North America, Europe and Asia.

Adhesive Solutions

Advanced Materials

Coating Solutions

Intermediates

  • Construction & Consumer
  • Industrial Assembly
  • High Performance Polymers
  • Performance Additives
  • Coating Resins
  • Coating Additives
 

85.5%

of these activities fall under “Specialty Materials

(Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, Coating Solutions segments)

(90% including full year contribution of all M&A operations announced in 2021)

In 2021, Specialty Materials represent 85.5% of Arkema sales. In details, Adhesive Solutions represent 24%, Advances Materials represent 32.5%, Coating Solutions represent 29% and Intermediates represent 14.5%.

World no. 1 to no. 3 on 90% of the portfolio:

Adhesive Solutions

Advanced Materials

Coating Solutions

Intermediates

  • Specialty Adhesives #3
  • Specialty Polyamides #3 
  • PVDF #1
  • Thiochemicals #1
  • Hydrogen Peroxide #3
  • Acrylic Monomers #2
  • Coating Resins #3
  • Photocure Resins #1
  • Fluorogases #3

Find out more about the Arkema Group

Organized in four business segments, Arkema is focused on being a Specialty Materials leader offering the most innovative and sustainable solutions to address our customers’ current and future challenges.

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