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Local research and development

Arkema Inc.’s research and development team strives to create an industry standard as a leader in technology and advancement in sciences.

Innovation in the Americas

Arkema Inc. is committed to developing solutions today for tomorrow’s societal needs. Dedicated to sustainable growth and development, Arkema's R&D efforts are focused on meeting the major global challenges that face today's population, including four primary areas of concentration:

  • Water management
  • Lightweight materials
  • Materials for new energies
  • Renewable materials


Faced with the depletion of fossil fuel resources, Arkema is working to develop new energies, products created from renewable raw materials and lightweight materials which save energy.  Faced with a rising world population and increasing water shortages, Arkema also continues to work on new water treatment and conservation solutions.