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Specialty chemicals
key developments 2011


  • Record investment in Brazil for new Chemical Island
  • Further expansion of Ningbo site in China (new facilities for our organic peroxides and Bermocoll cellulose derivatives)
  • Largest ever investment at a single site in Europe (Frankfurt) to switch chlorine production to latest membrane technology
  • Announced acquisition of Boxing Oleochemicals in China
  • Acquired patented Zeta Fraction technology from Integrated Botanical Technologies in the US
  • Invested in increased production capacity for Expancel in Sweden

Key figures in € millions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

2011

Revenue

 

4,943

 

5,335

EBITDA

 

939

 

906

EBITDA margin (in %)

 

19.0

 

17.0

EBIT

 

679

 

625

EBIT margin (in %)

 

13.7

 

11.7

Operating income

 

604

 

622

Moving average ROI (in %)

 

19.9

 

17.8

Employees by region at year-end

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

 

2011

US and Canada

 

1,700

 

1,800

Latin America

 

900

 

900

China

 

1,000

 

1,200

Other Asian countries

 

1,900

 

1,800

The Netherlands

 

1,900

 

2,100

Germany

 

1,000

 

1,000

Sweden

 

1,900

 

1,800

Other European countries

 

800

 

900

Total

 

11,100

 

11,500

Revenue breakdown by business unit in %

Specialty Chemicals – Revenue breakdown by business unit in % (pie chart)

Eco-premium solutions
% of revenue

Specialty Chemicals – Product: Eco-premium solutions % of revenue (bar chart)

Key value chains with carbon footprint assessment

Specialty Chemicals – Key value chains with carbon footprint assessment (bar chart)

Total reportable rate of injuries per million hours

Specialty Chemicals – Total reportable rate of injuries per million hours (bar chart)

Geo-mix revenue by destination

Specialty Chemicals – Geo-mix revenue by destination (map)
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