End-user segments

Buildings and Infrastructure (photo)

Buildings and Infrastructure

We supply a wide variety of products to build, decorate, protect, maintain and renovate building interiors and exteriors. Various products are also used for the construction and maintenance of infrastructure, such as airports, bridges and roads. We divide our global Buildings and Infrastructure activities into three specific sub-segments:

New build projects

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure

Maintenance, renovation and repair

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Infrastructure

Building products and components

  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Joinery
  • Flooring
  • Roofing and siding
  • Structural components
Transportation (photo)


We supply products that are widely used in the maintenance of cars, trucks, ships, airplanes and trains, as well as for parts manufacture and assembly. They play important functional roles, such as protection and aesthetics. Our specialty chemicals are also key parts of the process that makes components. We are active in three sub-segments:

Automotive repair

  • Aftermarket refurbishment and modification of cars and trucks
  • Repair of damage to cars and trucks

Automotive OEM, parts and assembly

  • Interior and exterior components and systems for cars and trucks, including:
    • Bumpers and wheels
    • Instrument panels
    • Assembly of cars, light vehicles and commercial vehicles

Marine and air transport

  • Ship new build, maintenance, repair and refurbishment
  • Airplane new build, maintenance, repair and refurbishment
Consumer Goods (photo)

Consumer Goods

We supply a large range of products used in consumer electronics, furniture, domestic appliances, food and beverage, personal care and cleaning. Our specialty chemicals are either vital to the process that makes components, or they are key functional ingredients. Our coatings also play an aesthetic or design role. We have two sub-segments:

Consumer durables

  • Consumer electronics
  • Domestic appliances
  • Wood furniture and cabinetry
  • Metal furniture
  • Toys, recreational and sports equipment

Consumer packaged goods

  • Packaged (particularly canned) food and beverage
  • Personal care products such as hair and body care
  • Industrial cleaning
  • Household cleaning
  • Micronutrients
  • Pharmaceuticals
Industrial (photo)


We supply products for oil and gas, metals and mining, electricity/utilities, agriculture, chemical manufacturing and pulp and paper. They are used during production, or play a functional role in the end product. We also sell liquid protective and powder coatings, which provide functionality such as fire and corrosion protection. We have two sub-segments:

Natural resource and energy industries

  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Metals and mining
  • Energy and electricity generation
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Agriculture

Process industries

  • Bulk chemicals
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Pulp production
  • Paper manufacturing