Surface Chemistry
key developments 2016

  • Developments in various market segments saw volume gains in many markets being offset by decreases in oil-related segments
  • Sales in Europe increased, continuing their positive development, while growth in Asia also improved significantly
  • Low oil prices impacted our North American business
  • We launched an essential ingredient for a lubes and fuels customer which improves the efficiency of large ships
  • A new alkoxylation plant was opened in Ningbo, China, which will enable us to better serve our customers in the region

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