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We create chemistry – Innovations for the future

A growing need for food, energy and clean water for a booming world population, limited resources and protecting the climate – reconciling all these factors is the greatest challenge of our time. Innovations based on chemistry play a key role here, as they contribute decisively to new solutions.

Research Facts and Figures 2017 


~10,000                                                              ~€ 1,888 million                                     

employees in research and development worldwide                                      in research and development expenditures


~70                          ~3,000 
R&D locations worldwide                                                                                R&D projects


patents filed