Driving Materials Science Forward

The Materials Science Division will be a premier materials science solution provider with focus on three narrower and deeper, higher-growth market verticals – packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. With one of the strongest and deepest toolkits in the industry, the future Materials Science Company will have robust technology and asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities to enable truly differentiated materials science solutions for customers. The intended company will consist of three powerful, market-leading segments with tremendous growth potential in their respective market-verticals:

  • Performance Materials & Coatings: A broad range of technology platforms that empower its customers to create ingredients and solutions with exceptional performance and process enhancements for home and beauty care applications and develop residential solutions that advance the performance of architectural and industrial coatings.
  • Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure: Solutions that enable unique properties in manufacturing processes, infrastructure markets, and downstream finished goods. The technologies in this business unit: deliver innovative solutions that enable the tapping of oil and gas resources; optimize manufacturing with additives that minimize friction and heat in mechanical processes, manage the oil-water interface and facilitate dissolvability; advance energy efficiency solutions in white goods; and enable infrastructure material properties through unique modifiers and additives.
  • Packaging & Specialty Plastics: One of the world’s deepest and most differentiated performance plastics portfolios with solutions and technologies that address consumer and brand owner demand for increased packaging convenience, reduce food waste, and advance the global development of telecommunications and electrical transmission and distribution infrastructure.

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