Surface Chemistry
key developments 2015

  • Revenue was up 5 percent, mainly due to positive currency effects, partly offset by lower volumes and price pressure
  • Volumes were down in the oil drilling segments, partly offset by stronger performance in agro, lubes/fuels, mining and higher growth in Europe
  • The lower demand in the oil drilling segments significantly affected the North American business
  • Sales in Europe were strong and we made good progress in China
  • Significant investment in supply chain and key sites helped improve supply reliability
  • Twenty new products were launched, including Armohib CI-5150, an effective, eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor for the oilfield market, as well as new offerings in personal care, cleaning and agro formulations

Chemical platform


Some of our customers

  • Baker Hughes
  • BYK Additives
  • Lubrizol
  • Monsanto
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Ferrexpo Poltava Mining

Top raw materials

  • Animal fats
  • Vegetable oils
  • Starch
    (corn, potato, tapioca)

Key cost drivers

  • Natural oils and fat
  • Ethylene
  • Oil and gas