2016 key figures
World number one producer of specialty surfactants
A major player in polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives
Net sales: €1,663 million
2016 underlying results (audited figures)
World leader in specialty surfactants
Novecare develops leading edge technologies that affect the behavior of fluids to give them cleansing, softening, moisturizing, hydrating, gelling, texturizing, penetrating or dispersing properties. Its products are found in shampoos, detergents, paints, lubricants, plant protection, mining and oil extraction.
Since 2010, the GBU has been engaged in an ambitious growth strategy directed at supporting expanding consumer markets, particularly in Asia. It also invests in niche markets with a range of high-added-value specialties. Novecare relies on a global network of 28 production sites and 10 R&I centers and labs that develop innovative solutions to sustainable development issues.