Functional Materials & Solutions

Segment Functional Materials & Solutions (photo)

In the Functional Materials & Solutions segment, we bundle system solutions, services and innovative products for specific sectors and customers, in particular for the automotive, electrical, chemical and construction industries as well as for household applications and for sports and leisure. Our portfolio comprises catalysts, battery materials, engineering plastics, polyurethane systems, 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 Materials & Solutions (million €)

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Sales

17,252

17,049

1.2

Thereof Catalysts

5,708

5,568

2.5

Construction Chemicals

2,120

2,315

(8.4)

Coatings

2,927

2,961

(1.1)

Performance Materials

6,497

6,205

4.7

EBITDA

1,498

1,363

9.9

Income from operations before special items

1,070

932

14.8

Income from operations (EBIT)

1,027

806

27.4