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Segment profile

Innovative and customer-focused

The Performance Products segment consists of the Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Paper Chemicals and Performance Chemicals divisions. Our innovative solutions enhance the performance of industrial and consumer products all over the world. With our customized products, our customers can make their production processes more efficient or give their products improved application properties.

Strategy

  • Customized products enable our customers to make their production processes more efficient and improve their products’ application properties
  • Global presence ensures reliable supply to customers in all regions
  • Specialties: innovation, close relationships with leading customer companies, application and development expertise
  • Standard products: efficient production structures, backwards integration in Production Verbund’s value chains, technology and cost leadership

We take on the challenges arising from important future issues, especially population growth: scarce resources, strains on the environment and climate, greater demand for food and the desire for better quality of life. In doing so, we focus on research and development and maintain close relationships to leading companies in our key customer industries. We position ourselves globally in order to reliably supply customers in all regions. We invest in the development of innovations through which our products and processes, as well as our customers’ applications and processes, contribute to sustainability by enabling, for example, the more efficient use of resources.

Customer-specific specialties make up a major part of our product range. These products create additional value for our customers, which allows them to stand out from the competition. We develop new solutions together with our customers and strive for long-term partnerships which create profitable growth opportunities for both sides.

We employ a different business model for standard products, such as vitamins or dispersions for paper coatings. Here, efficient production setups, backward integration in our Production Verbund’s value chains, capacity management, and technology and cost leadership are all essential. We support our customers by being a reliable supplier with consistent product quality, a good price/performance ratio and lean processes.

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Capital expenditures

Location

Project

Additional annual capacity through expansion (metric tons)

Total annual capacity (metric tons)

Startup

Ankleshwar, India

Construction: paper dyes

n/a

n/a

2012

Antwerp, Belgium

Expansion: superabsorbents

25,000

n/a

2012

Bahrain

Construction: plastic additive formulations

 

16,000

2012

Callanish, United Kingdom

Expansion: highly concentrated
omega-3 fatty acids

n/a

n/a

2012

Camaçari, Brazil

Construction: superabsorbents

 

60,000

2014

Dahej, India

Construction: dispersions

 

n/a

2014

 

Construction: surfactants

 

n/a

2014

Durban, South Africa

Construction: dispersions

n/a

n/a

2012

Freeport, Texas

Construction: dispersions

 

n/a

2014

Huizhou, China

Construction: dispersions (XSB and acrylate)

 

100,000

2012

Jiangsu, China

Construction: polymerization polyvinylamines

 

n/a

2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Expansion: polyvinylamines

n/a

n/a

2013

 

Expansion: vinyl formamide

n/a

n/a

2014

 

Expansion: methane sulfonic acid

20,000

30,000

2012

 

Construction: L-menthol

n/a

n/a

2012

Nanjing, China

Construction: cationic polyacrylamides

 

20,000

2012

 

Construction: quaternized cationic monomers (DMA3/DMA3Q)

 

40,000

2012

 

Construction: superabsorbents

 

60,000

2014