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Performance Materials comprises Merck’s entire specialty chemicals business. The portfolio includes high-tech performance chemicals for applications in fields such as:

Merck has established itself as the global market and technology leader in liquid crystal mixtures. Merck has the broadest product offering in the industry meeting individual customer needs and offering solutions for all display sizes, from smartphones and tablet computers to large-size television screens. Merck´s portfolio also comprises materials that are used in integrated circuits. Furthermore Merck develops and markets a comprehensive product portfolio of decorative effect pigments and functional materials. The effect pigments are primarily used in automotive and industrial coatings, plastics, printing applications, and cosmetics in order to give products a unique shine.

Merck is extending its leading position in innovation

Customers from the sectors consumer electronics, lighting, printing technology, plastics applications and cosmetics make use of materials and solutions from Merck. Thanks to comprehensive investments in research & development, Merck is constantly extending its leading position as an innovator and reliable partner.

A focus on sustainability

Particularly in light of climate change, high energy prices and current events related to nuclear energy, Merck is focusing on sustainable materials. Merck is active in the growing markets of energy-saving LEDs for lighting, OLEDs for displays and lighting and materials for clean energies. Here the company is working on innovative photovoltaic materials for technologies that enable solar energy to be used efficiently.