Chemical Week Magazine :: Business & Finance :: Europe/Mideast
Merck KGaA sharpens focus on performance materials
7:43 AM MDT | September 20, 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 developing a range of products still in the pipeline. Walter Galinat, president/performance materials, told CW on the sidelines of a recent journalists’ briefing at Darmstadt—marking the 125th anniversary of the discovery of liquid crystals—that performance materials should make a larger contribution to Merck’s sales in the future....
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