Arkema is an international company with sales in the field of Specialty Chemicals. The company was created in 2004 as a spin-off of Total, a multi-national company in the field of Oil Extraction, Refining, Distribution, and Petrochemistry. Since 2004, Arkema has specilized in Industrial, and Specialty Chemicals, as represented by its three main poles: High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties, and Coating Solutions. At present, Arkema is considered as one of the most innovative companies in the world (Thomson Reuters list of the 100 most innovative companies in the world). In 2013, Arkema’s sales were of around 6,5 billion €. The company employs near 14000 people in 40 countries, and 85 industrial facilities. Arkema and its subsidiaries account for 10 R&D centers worldwide.