Performance Materials

Experience & competencies

Segment

Intelligently shaping our chemicalbusiness is our future.


Our claim is clear: Performance Materials is a leading provider of polymer materials and intermediates. Our products, our Verbund and our experiences and competencies make the difference. For this reason, we are very often the market leader with our high-volume intermediates as well as with our custom-tailored solutions. 
This applies to our C4 and hydrocyanic acid products, custom synthesis for customers, and also to our alkoxides which are used, among other things, for the manufacture of biodiesel. With our methacrylate business and the strong PLEXIGLAS® brand, we are trendsetters and a driving force in the areas of design, lighting design, architecture, and automotive. 
We employ around 4,400 people at more than 20 sites worldwide. The continued training of our workforce is very important to us. After all, their know-how is the backbone of our chemicals business. This includes quality and reliability in chemicals. It also increasingly includes new and intelligent business ideas along the value chain, and offerings tailored to specific customers. Based frequently on many years of trusting collaboration, we play an increasing role in shaping our customers’ businesses. 
In brief: Intelligently shaping our ChemicalBusiness is our future — for the benefit of our customers, society, and the people who work for us.