Products

  • Dispersions & Pigments: raw materials for the formulation of coatings, printing and packaging inks, varnishes, adhesives and construction materials
  • Care Chemicals: ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care and industrial & institutional cleaning businesses as well as for applications in the chemical industry
  • Nutrition & Health: products for the food and feed industries, the flavor and fragrance industry and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Paper Chemicals: products for the paper industry, packaging made of paper
  • Performance Chemicals: wide range of customized products for industrial applications
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Products, customers and applications

Division

 

Products

Customer industries and applications

Dispersions & Pigments

 

Polymer dispersions, pigments, resins, high-performance additives, formulation additives

Printing and packaging industry, adhesives industry, products for construction chemicals, raw materials for paints and coatings, specialties for the electronics and other industries

Care Chemicals

 

Ingredients for skin and hair cleansing and care products, such as emollients, cosmetic active ingredients, polymers and UV filters

Ingredients for detergents and cleaners in household, institution or industry, such as surfactants, chelating agents, polymers and products for optical effects

Solvents for crop protection formulations and products for metal surface treatments

Superabsorbents for the hygiene industry

Cosmetics industry, hygiene industry, detergent and cleaner industry, agricultural industry and technical applications

Nutrition & Health

 

Additives for the food and feed industries, such as vitamins, carotenoids, sterols, enzymes, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids

Flavors and fragrances, such as geraniol, citronellol, L-menthol and linalool

Active ingredients and excipients for the pharmaceutical industry, such as caffeine, ibuprofen and pseudoephedrine as well as binders and coatings for tablets, synthesizing pharmaceutical substances and intermediates for our customers

Food and feed industries, flavor and fragrance industry and pharmaceutical industry

Paper Chemicals

 

Dispersions for paper coating, functional chemicals, process chemicals, kaolin minerals

Paper industry, packaging made of paper

Performance Chemicals

 

Antioxidants, light stabilizers, pigments and flame retardants for plastic applications

Fuel and refinery additives, polyisobutene, brake fluids and ­engine coolants, lubricant additives and basestocks, components for metalworking fluids and compounded lubricants

Process chemicals for the extraction of oil, gas, metals and minerals, chemicals for enhanced oil recovery, water treatment chemicals, membrane technologies

Auxiliaries for the production and treatment of leather and textiles

Plastics processing industry, fuel and lubricant industry, oil and gas industry, mining industry, municipal and industrial water treatment, leather and textile industry

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Production capacities of significant products

 

Sites

 

Product

Europe

North America

Asia Pacific

South America, Africa, Middle East

Annual capacity (metric tons)

Anionic surfactants

X

X

X

X

550,000

Citral

X

 

 

 

40,000

Chelating agents

X

X

 

X

120,000

Methanesulfonic acid

X

 

 

 

30,000

Nonionic surfactants

X

X

X

 

630,000

Organic pigments

X

X

X

X

n/a

Polyisobutene

X

 

X

 

215,000

Superabsorbents

X

X

X

 

470,000