Arkema Group at a glance

The Arkema Group was created in October 2004, following the reorganization of its former parent company Total's Chemicals branch, and was listed on the Paris stock market in 2006 with headquarters based in Paris, France. As a global leader in Specialty Materials, 90% of Arkema's business are ranked among the top 3 in the world. The Group reported sales of around €8 billion in 2020, and operates in 55 countries with 20,600 employees worldwide.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a world-leading technology portfolio to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials -Adhesive solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions- accounting for some 82% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, inter alia, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders.

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.

Arkema key figures

  • Revenue of €7.9 billion
  • Employees 20,600
  • Present in 55 countries
  • 147 production sites worldwide
  • World's no.1 to no.3 in 90% of our businesses
  • 1,600 researchers, 60 R&D partnerships
  • 15 R&D centers on 3 continents (Europe, Americas and Asia)
  • 203 patents filed in 2020, 78 % relating to sustainable development
  • 2.8% of Group sales allocated to R&D
  • ~15% of sales concern products marketed in the last 5 years
    1 incubator dedicated to breakthrough innovations



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.


Download the booklet to see examples of everyday applications with Arkema products and materials.



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

Construction & Consumer

Industrial Assembly

Advanced Materials

High Performance Polymers

Performance Additives

Coating Solutions

Coating Resins

Coating Additives


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

Adhesive Solutions

Specialty Adhesives #3

Advanced Materials

Specialty Polyamides #1


Thiochemicals #1

Hydrogen Peroxide #3

Coating Solutions

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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