ISIN code
Exchange / Market
Trading location
Products family
Market organization
Commodity Chemicals
Activity description

Arkema is one of the world's leaders in the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical products. Net sales break down by family of products as follows:

  • industrial chemical products (47.5%): resins, emulsions for adhesives, surface coating products, absorbents, monomers, polymerization agents, fluorinated coolants, oxygenated water, etc.;
  • performance products (29.7%): polymers, additives, polymerization catalysts, cross-linking agents, resins, fungicides, pesticides, intermediate products, etc. intended primarily for the agriculture, aeronautics, and building sectors;
  • vinyl products (22.6%): polyvinyl chlorides (PVC), chloride products, solvents, cooling and dielectric fluids, vinyl components (for wiring in the automotive, medical, and other sectors), tubes and profiles;
  • other (0,2%).

At the end of 2009, the group had more than 80 production sites throughout the world.
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: Europe (54%), North America (24%), Asia (18%) and other (4%).

Source: COFISEM - Last update: 21/12/10

Website address
Issuer website


IPO date
Thu 18/05/2006
IPO type

Direct Trading Procedure

IPO type
Initial Public offering
Operation procedure

On 18 May 2006 - Pre-trading in the share commences: 7:15 am (Paris mean time) - Trading commences: 9:00 am (Paris mean time) - Reference price: 27 euros - Trading threshold: 20 % of reference price

Operation description

Admission on Eurolist by Euronext – Compartment A, the 60 453 823 shares capital of ARKEMA, 10 euros nominal value.

The admitted shares to Eurolist by Euronext will represent the total equity and voting rights. Since the admission, the shares will be either in bearer form, or in registered form at the choice of the shareholder.

Operation calendar

First quotation: 18 May 2006

Broker to issue

BNP Paribas Securities Services