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Arkema China at a glance

Arkema attaches great importance to its China market, aiming at becoming a world leading player for specialty chemicals. The predecessor of Arkema entered China in 1984.

Business - diversified chemicals manufacturers

Business segments:

  • High performance materials
  • Industrial specialties
  • Coating solutions


Employees: >2900

Facilities: 8 manufacturing locations in China

Research and development: There are two research and development centers in Shanghai and Changshu (Jiangsu Province).  Arkema China's research and development teams combine the best science, technology and innovation spirit, to bring solutions to our customers.


As of September 2013, Mr. Xavier Durand-Delacre is the President of Arkema Greater China.


Mr. Durand-Delacre joined Elf Atochem in 1998, where he held functions in sales, before becoming Regional Manager for the Fluorochemicals and Oxygenated Products activities in Asia. In 2004 he transferred to Arkema’s Thiochemicals Business Unit as Development Director. Since May 2005, he has held the posts of Global General Manager within the Thiochemicals Business Unit, Group President of the Hydrogen Business Unit and Vice President - Ambition Project, a worldwide program of Supplying and Customer Relationship management.


In the coming years, Mr. Durand-Delacre will lead Arkema China to a brighter future with more achievements and growth.

Mr. Xavier DURAND-DELACRE is the President of Arkema Greater China as of September 2013.

Recent project

In January 2014, Arkema and Jurong Chemical, China’s leader in acrylic acid, announced the creation of Sunke, a joint venture in which Arkema will have a majority interest, comprising the assets of Jurong’s acrylic acid production site in Taixing, Jiangsu Province.


This acquisition represents a new milestone in Arkema's growth strategy. It will in particular provide the Group with a highly competitive acrylic monomer industrial footprint and enable it to accelerate the development of its Coating Solutions segment in China and Asia.

Arkema-Jurong's joint venture in China