We are the name behind the high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere.
Founded in 1925, from the beginning we have understood the growing part that science plays in everyday life. We continually build on our heritage with sustainability central to our thinking, turning exciting, often groundbreaking ideas into practical solutions that our customers use to enhance their products.
Our success is driven by our focus on collaboration, our proactive attitude and ability to think differently. We achieve this by encouraging our people to be curious and seek out creative ways to satisfy unmet needs. They work together as one global team, empowered to use their collective skill and knowledge to grow our business. We take pride in the intimate relationships our people have with our customers and their ability to remain close to them through our local operations. Our work with our peers supports this shared approach, influencing advancements in scientific understanding by taking part in regulatory discussions and partnering with world leading universities.
Our 4000+ employees work across our 18 manufacturing sites and in offices in over 30 countries. They help our customers anticipate and meet the ever changing demands of their customers through a structure that is flexible and agile in response to specific customer needs. This is supported by the claims validation and efficacy testing package behind the thousands of ingredients that we develop and manufacture for our wide range of business areas: Coatings and Polymers, Crop Care, Geo Technologies, Health Care, Home Care, Industrial Chemicals, Lubricants, Personal Care and Polymer Additives.
We believe in turning challenges into opportunities, embracing our responsibility to pursue sustainable growth, and ensuring that the ingredients we make and the products they are used in have ever more benefit, with ever less impact. As we continue to evolve, our focus will remain the same; a team of passionate experts dedicated to working alongside our customers, delivering to them sustainable and innovative ingredients that they can build on.