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Merck KGaA sharpens focus on performance materials

8:37 AM MDT | September 10, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz in Darmstadt

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has set its sights on growing the company's highly successful performance materials business, particularly liquid crystals, in which Merck has 60% of the global market, as well as a range of products still in the development pipeline. Walter Galinat, president/performance materials, told CW on the sidelines of a journalists’ briefing at Darmstadt on Monday—marking the 125th anniversary since the discovery of liquid crystals—that performance materials should make a larger contribution to Merck’s sales in...

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