Performance Products

Segment Performance Products (photo)

Our Performance Products lend stability, color or better application properties to many everyday products. Our product portfolio includes vitamins and other food additives in addition to ingredients for pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetics, as well as hygiene and household products. Other products from this segment improve processes in the paper industry, in oil, gas and ore production, and in water treatment. They furthermore enhance the efficiency of fuels and lubricants, the effectiveness of adhesives and coatings, and the stability of plastics.

Key data Performance Products (in million €)

 

 

2014

2013

Change in %

Sales

 

15,433

15,534

(0.7)

Thereof Dispersions & Pigments

 

3,869

3,851

0.5

Care Chemicals

 

4,835

4,871

(0.7)

Nutrition & Health

 

2,029

2,088

(2.8)

Paper Chemicals

 

1,371

1,442

(4.9)

Performance Chemicals

 

3,329

3,282

1.4

EBITDA

 

2,232

1,987

12.3

Income from operations before special items

 

1,455

1,365

6.6

Income from operations (EBIT)

 

1,417

1,100

28.8