Performance Products

Our Performance Products lend stability and color to countless everyday items and help to improve their application properties. Our product portfolio also includes vitamins and food additives as well as ingredients for pharmaceuticals and for hygiene, home and personal care items. Other products from this segment improve processes in the paper industry, oil and gas production, mining and water treatment. They can also enhance the efficiency of fuels and lubricants, the effectiveness of adhesives and coatings, and the stability of plastics.

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Key data Performance Products (million €)

 

2012

2011

Change in %

Sales

15,871

15,697

1.1

Thereof Dispersions & Pigments

3,677

3,509

4.8

Care Chemicals

4,957

5,174

(4.2)

Nutrition & Health

1,959

1,862

5.2

Paper Chemicals

1,634

1,623

0.7

Performance Chemicals

3,644

3,529

3.3

EBITDA

2,113

2,312

(8.6)

Income from operations before special items

1,428

1,727

(17.3)

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,286

1,361

(5.5)