Functional Chemicals
key developments 2016

  • Positive volume development, especially in Asia, where logistical issues in Tianjin, China, were resolved. We also delivered strong growth in building and construction related segments
  • We inaugurated the largest dicumyl peroxide (DCP) facility in the world at our Ningbo site in China. It will serve the global market for the crosslinking of plastics and rubbers
  • Signed investment agreement with Tianjin government in China to relocate and expand our existing operations in the area. We are building a new €90 million facility
  • We continued to invest in our sites at Los Reyes (Mexico) and Pasadena and Battleground in the US to enhance supply reliability and create more value for customers
  • A partnership agreement was signed to license our carbon disulfide technology for the viscose staple fiber industry in Indonesia, which will help to further strengthen our position in the region
  • Several innovations were introduced offering sustainable advantages for our customers, including Dissolvine M-40 for the detergent industry

Chemical platforms

Polymer Chemistry and Ethylene Oxide Network

Some of our customers

  • Air Products
  • Fenzi
  • FMC Corporation
  • Formosa
  • Henkel
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Yara

Top raw materials

  • Ethylene
  • Acid chlorides, chloroformates
  • Polymer emulsions
  • Ammonia, hydrogen cyanide
  • Sulfur

Key cost drivers

  • Ethylene
  • Energy
  • Sulfur