Automotive and transport
The automotive and transport industry is constantly looking for new and exciting innovations to help meet the demanding needs of critical consumers with a growing environmental awareness. We create speciality chemicals that provide you with durable and high performance solutions. Take a look at the innovative selection we have to offer.
We create and make speciality lubricant base oils and additives that deliver superior performance for passenger cars, heavy duty vehicles, buses, electric and hybrid vehicles, off-road vehicles, motorcycles, marine and more. Utilising multiple technology platforms our range of ingredients help to; improve fuel economy, reduce emissions, extend oil drain intervals, and improve component durability. Applications on our Energy Technologies website include electric vehicle transmission fluids, emission control catalysts, engine oils and diesel fuels, including environmentally acceptable lubricants.
Solutions for sustainable adhesives, plastics and coatings
The use of plastics in the automotive industry is becoming increasingly popular due to the desire for light-weight vehicles. We have identified a range of products suitable for this challenging market, providing the following effects; mold release, anti-scratch, anti-static, UV protection and composite lubrication. Applications on our Smart Materials site include; interior and exterior parts and under-the-bonnet components.
Our smart solutions for light-weight and stronger, longer lasting materials enhance the performance of adhesives, coatings, engineering plastics and foams in all kinds of vehicles. They deliver effects such as enhanced durability, product life time extension, improved versatile and inter layer adhesion, better scratch resistance and production cycle time improvement.
Phase change materialsCrodaTherm™ bio-based phase change materials (PCMs) are ideal for automotive applications that require thermal management or control. Applications include HVAC systems, electronic and mechanical components, as well as traction batteries in electric and hybrid vehicles.
We offer a variety of speciality ingredients to give excellent cleaning and finishing of external and internal vehicle surfaces, with a huge range of environmentally friendly ingredients within the portfolio. Additives include surfactants and degreasers for effective removal of road soils, synthetic waxes to ensure long lasting shine and low foaming surfactants with superior wetting to control foam where needed.
Our dispersants and rheology modifiers help catalyst manufacturers obtain complete rheological control of their processing slurries. We offer expert advice in their use, helping you optimise manufacturing processes and improve the performance of the final catalyst unit.
Batteries and catalysts
Textiles and fibres
We have a wealth of experience in the formulation and supply of specialist ingredients for both the production and manufacture of fibres and products to improve the feel of finished textiles. Applications include carpet backings and nonwovens, and restoration and cleaning of leather, fabric and plastic.