Segment profile

The Performance Products segment consists of the Dispersions & Pigments, Care Chemicals, Nutrition & Health, Paper Chemicals and Performance Chemicals divisions. Our solutions enhance the performance of industrial and consumer products worldwide. 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, backward 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 with 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.

Industry-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 pursue a different business model for standard products, such as vitamins or dispersions for paper coatings. Here, efficient production structures, backward integration in our Production Verbund’s value chains, capacity management, and technology and cost leadership are all essential. We support our customers by serving as 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

Camaçari, Brazil

Construction: superabsorbents

 

60,000

2014/2015

Dahej, India

Construction: dispersions

 

n/a

2014

 

Construction: surfactants

 

n/a

2014

Freeport, Texas

Construction: dispersions

 

n/a

2014

Ludwigshafen, Germany

Expansion: polyvinylamine

n/a

n/a

2013

 

Expansion: vinyl formamide

n/a

n/a

2014

Nanjing, China

Construction: superabsorbents

 

60,000

2014

 

Construction: additives

 

n/a

2014

 

Construction: pigments

 

n/a

2013

Singapore

Expansion: antioxidants

n/a

n/a

2013

Theodore, Alabama

Construction: chelating agents

 

n/a

2015