Products and investments

Products, customers and applications

Division

 

Products

Customer industries and applications

Catalysts

 

Automotive and process catalysts

Battery materials

Precious and base metal services

Automotive and chemical industries, refineries, battery manufacturers

Solutions for the protection of air quality as well as the production of fuels, chemicals, plastics and battery materials

Construction Chemicals

 

Concrete admixtures, cement additives, underground construction solutions, flooring systems, sealants, solutions for the protection and repair of concrete, high-performance mortars and grouts, tile-laying systems, exterior insulation and finishing systems, expansion joints, wood protection

Cement and concrete producers, construction companies, craftspeople, builders’ merchants

Solutions for new building construction, maintenance, and repair and renovation of commercial and residential building construction as well as infrastructure

Coatings

 

Coatings solutions for automotive and industrial applications

Decorative paints

Automotive industry, body shops, steel industry, painting businesses and private consumers, wind power industry

Performance Materials

 

Engineering plastics, biodegradable plastics, standard foams, foam specialties, polyurethane, epoxy systems for fiber-reinforced composites

Automotive manufacture, electrical engineering, packaging, games, sports and leisure, household, mechanical engineering, construction, medical technology, sanitation and water industry, solar thermal energy and photovoltaics, wind energy

Capital expenditures

Location

 

Project

Startup

1

Operated through joint venture with Shanghai Huayi Fine Chemical Co. Ltd.

Bangpoo, Thailand

 

Technical competence center for automotive coatings

2015

Caojing, China

 

Construction: chemical catalysts

2016

Chennai, India

 

Construction: mobile emissions catalysts

2016

Dahej, India

 

Construction: polyols, polyurethane systems, TPU and Cellasto®

2014

Geismar, Louisiana

 

Construction: polyurethane systems

2015

Lemförde, Germany

 

Construction: TPU

2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany

 

Construction: special zeolites

2014

Münster, Germany

 

Expansion: coating resins

2015

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Construction: concrete admixtures

2014

Shanghai, China

 

Expansion: Cellasto®

2014

 

 

Expansion: compounding plant for engineering plastics

2014

 

 

Construction: base coats1

2014

 

 

Construction: TPU

2014

 

 

Expansion: mobile emissions catalysts

2015

 

 

Construction: coating resins

2015

Sinzheim, Germany

 

Capacity expansion: wood protection

2014

Środa Śląska, Poland

 

Construction: mobile emissions catalysts

2014

Trostberg, Germany

 

Capacity expansion: dry mortars

2015

Yeosu, South Korea

 

Construction: Ultrason®

2014

Yesan, South Korea

 

Construction: compounding plant for Ultramid® and Ultradur®

2015