Functional Solutions

In the Functional Solutions segment, we bundle system solutions and innovative products for specific sectors and customers, in particular for the automotive, chemical and construction industries. Our portfolio comprises automotive and industrial catalysts, battery materials, automotive and industrial coatings and concrete admixtures as well as construction systems such as tile adhesives and decorative paints.

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Key data Functional Solutions (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

11,460

11,361

0.9

Thereof Catalysts

6,184

6,380

(3.1)

Construction Chemicals

2,315

2,181

6.1

Coatings

2,961

2,800

5.8

EBITDA

894

921

(2.9)

Income from operations before special items

561

559

0.4

Income from operations (EBIT)

435

427

1.9