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The heart of the Performance Materials segment is the production of polymer materials and intermediates, mainly for the agro, rubber and plastics industries. Progressive globalization offers market opportunities for this segment. This is reinforced by the rise of an affluent middle class, especially in the emerging markets in Asia.
EUROPLEX® Glazings out of premium quality polycarbonate are especially designed to prevent electrostatic discharge events (ESD-Protection).
Performance films and sheets are semifinished products used in special niche markets.
CO2 - 1st choice for aroma extraction, defatting, pesticide removal, phytoextraction, and sterilization.
Isobutene is the branched C4-Olefin - a molecule with outstanding characteristics.
JAYHAWK™ dianhydrides show their strength as co-monomers for polyimide synthesis and as curatives for epoxy resins.
MTBE improves engine performance and, at the same time, reduces emissions of gasoline engines.
Oxo alcohols are the most important raw material component used in the manufacture of large-volume plasticizers.