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The Group is structured into three coherent and complementary segments dedicated to Specialty Materials (Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions) accounting for 82% of its sales, and an Intermediates segment leveraging competitive and global product lines.

Sustained by the collective energy of its 20,600 employees, Arkema operates in some 55 countries and reports sales of €7.9 billion.

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* Arkema Annual and Sustainable Development report 

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.

Arkema key figures


€7.9 billion




  • A global presence in 55 countries
  • 147 production plants
    • 64 in Europe
    • 41 in Asia and the rest of the world
    • 42 in North America 

Research and development

  • 2.8% of sales allocated to R&D
  • 3 R&D and innovation geographical hubs
  • 15 R&D centers
  • 1,600 researchers

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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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 and consumer
  • Industrial assembly

Advanced materials

  • High-performance polymers
  • Performance additives

Coating solutions

  • Coating resins
  • Coating additives




82% of these activities fall under “Specialty Materials” (Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, Coating Solutions segments) (89% by integrating the full impact of M&A operations announced during 2020)



Sales split by segment in 2020

World's #1 to #3 on 90% of the portfolio

Adhesive solutions

  • Specialty adhesives #3

Advanced materials

  • Specialty polyamides #1

  • PVDF #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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