Performance Specialties

As Performance Specialties, we bring a distinctive combination of expertise, innovation, and teamwork to every formulation challenge. We create high-value specialty additives that enhance the performance of our customers' products and make a positive change in the world. With a leading position in materials flow and formulation science and access to unique natural materials, we deliver unique chemistry, sustainable solutions to customers in a wide range of markets. 

We are known for our expertise in rheology and natural, sustainable ingredients for architectural paints and industrial coatings, construction, adhesive and sealants, as well as additives for oil and gas drilling and stimulation fluids plus plastics, ceramics, and paper.

Adhesives & sealants

Adhesives and sealants are critical for bonding and sealing, forming strong connections and filling gaps. We offer innovative rheology modifiers for water-based and solvent-based adhesives. Our rheological additives ensure product quality, prevent settling, and promote sustainability in adhesive production. They work efficiently at lower temps and come in liquid or powder form. Adhesives and sealants are vital for material and structure security in diverse applications.

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Working with ceramics has a long tradition and still today, ceramics encompass a wide range of applications. From traditional pottery and artistic sculpture to advanced technical ceramics used in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, construction, and medicine. Our ceramic additive range, based on natural materials offer numerous advantages such as high temperature resistance, high efficiency keeping solids in coalescence, or materials settling reduction.

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In construction, our rheological additives improve application properties in systems such as mortars, renderings, stuccos, flooring, and building adhesives, by reducing waste and enhancing settlement. One effective way to significantly improve the performance and application behavior of these systems is by utilizing clay-based thickeners in conjunction with cellulose ethers.

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With over 70 years of experience in the oilfield chemicals industry, we have been at the forefront of developing performance chemicals that have a lasting impact on the fluidity, and functionality in the field of drilling fluids, lubrication and grease additives and stimulation additives. Our extensive product spectrum encompasses rheological additives, clay-based lubricants, grease additives, defoamers, and materials for addressing lost circulation.

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Paints, coatings & inks

The paints, coatings and inks sector caters to diverse needs, from aesthetics to protection. It covers architectural and industrial coatings, wood, automotive, and inks. Additives have a significant impact on product performance, improving wetting and adhesion. Ongoing innovation is vital for high-quality, advanced products. We offer tailored solutions for formulators, optimizing additive performance through expertise and material variety.

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Paper & pulp

Our commitment to innovative research and development, coupled with our high-quality raw materials, positions us to contribute to the paper and pulp industry's drive for greater energy and raw material efficiency. We specialize in sourcing products tailored for specific applications, delivering added value to your business through product development. The synergy between our additives and minerals is harnessed to enhance paper coating performance. In an increasingly digital world, the paper industry remains resilient, with opportunities for growth beyond graphic papers.

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In our modern world, plastics are indispensable, offering versatility across diverse industries. Lamellar talc, renowned for its exceptional properties, serves as a performance-enhancing agent in polyolefin compounds, unlocking countless applications. Our talc grades enhance the mechanical strength of plastic parts, resulting in high-quality end products. Furthermore, talc can help reduce carbon emissions by enabling lighter, thinner plastic designs that can replace metal parts, while maintaining strength. Talc also expands the usability of recycled plastics, contributing to an effective recycling process.

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Specialty applications

Our Specialty applications additives include specialized solutions designed for specific purposes like polyester putties, water treatment, colorant dispersions and performance composites.

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Adding future

Every day, we rely on products that enhance our comfort. Their colors, textures, and quality inspire us. That's why we incorporate meaningful, functional, and protective elements. Adding future to everyday life.


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