Advanced Materials

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As a leader in markets with high entry barriers and strong returns on investment, the Advanced Materials segment is a major contributor to the Group’s performance and growth. Innovation, combined with global presence and long-term partnerships with customers, provides a compelling competitive edge to industries seeking increased energy efficiency and less polluting alternatives.

2015 net sales: €4,503 million
REBITDA: €1,079 million

Specialty Polymers
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With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in four technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers, and cross-linked high-performance compounds.


Key figures 2015:

  • World number-1 producer of specialty polymers and high performance polymers
  • Net sales: €1,901 million 
  • 16 industrial sites*


Composite Materials
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As a top tier supplier to the aerospace engineered materials market known for our technology leadership and the value the GBU brings to our customers: scale and technical capability, profitability in the top quartile of peers, double-digit earnings growth in previous business cycles.

The GBU ambitions to become the leading supplier of value-added composite material solutions to the emerging industrial market.


Key figures 2015:  

  • Net sales: €1,169 million 
  • 19 industrial sites*

Silica
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Silica focuses on highly dispersible silica (“HDS”), primarily used in fuel-efficient and performance tire. It develops innovative solutions for global tire manufacturers, as well as silica ranges for many other market segments like toothpaste, food, industrial products, and rubber articles. 


Key figures 2015:

  • Inventor of highly dispersible silica
  • Net sales: €521 million
  • 9 industrial sites*


Special Chem
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Special Chem produces fluor and rare-earth formulations for automotive, semi-conductor and lighting applications. With its industrial know-how, global presence and R&I proximity, Special Chem positions as a strategic partner for the automotive sector as a producer of materials used in emission control catalysis and aluminum brazing, and as a producer of cleaning and polishing materials for electronics.


Key figures 2015:

  • Worldwide leadership positions in fluorine compounds, brazing application and barium & strontium specialties
  • Net sales: €912 million
  • 22 industrial sites*

Pro forma 2015 figures including Cytec (unaudited)

* Number of sites where the GBU operates. A single site may be shared by several GBUs.