Croda International plc (the Company or Croda) was formed in 1925. Croda is one of the producers of speciality chemicals. Products & Markets Personal Care: Croda is a major supplier of raw materials into the personal care industry. Many of the company’s products are based on natural feedstocks from renewable resources. These raw materials are converted into functional ingredients for use in cosmetics and other personal care products. Croda was founded to produce lanolin for the skincare market. Whilst lanolin and its derivatives remain important, the Sederma division supplies highly sophisticated skincare actives to many of the major cosmetic houses. Pharmaceutical & nutritional: Croda is a major supplier to the pharmaceutical, nutritional and veterinary industries. The Company has a wide range of pharmaceutical excipients and nutritional ingredients that meet the most stringent customer demands, including actives, carriers for drug delivery, essential fatty acids, protein derivatives and biopolymers. Croda's innovation in speciality lipids began with the development of Lorenzo's Oil, a treatment for the neurological disorder adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), collaborating with research institutes to this day. Croda specialises in manufacturing products of exceptional purity, delivered to high standards and supported by full clinical data. Recent clinical trials have shown that dietary supplements incorporating Croda's speciality lipids can decrease the incidence of skin cancer and photoageing and reduce the insulin dependence of diabetes. Croda have also invested in a major production facility in partnership with Provensis Ltd, a subsidiary of BTG, to manufacture Polidocanol. This is the active ingredient in the Varisolve® treatment for varicose veins, which provides a painless alternative to surgery. Croda products can be used in many applications that include: Pharmaceutical: Topical, Parenteral Oral / enteral, Pulmonary, Opthalmic, Nutrition, Nutraceuticals, Functional foods and Dietary supplements Nutritional: Nutraceuticals, Functional foods and Dietary supplements Animalhealth: Topical, Parenteral and Oral additives Homecare/I&I Croda's range of speciality chemicals are used in many home care applications throughout the world. The Company produces ingredients that can be used in a wide variety of applications, from household cleaners to heavy-duty industrial cleaning products. Croda's functional raw materials help to clean, polish and protect its customer's household possessions. Croda develops formulae drawn upon the latest technology in surfactant chemistry and customer market trends. Croda products can be used in many applications including: Air fresheners,Antistatic agents, Barrier preparations & hand cleaners, Bathroom, shower & toilet cleaners, Carpet & upholstery cleaners, Fabric care, Furniture, shoe & leather polishes, Heavy duty cleaners, Kitchen cleaners and Window cleaners Industrial Croda has a worldwide presence as a supplier of speciality emulsifiers, esters and lanolin derivatives for a wide range of industries. Whilst industrial applications may conjure up images of heavy industry and dark coloured liquids, Croda's technology developments have applied just as much to the use of lanolin and other natural ingredients in industrial markets as for skin care. Croda is a key player in the industrial explosives market, selling its Anfomul speciality emulsifiers to manufacturers of emulsion explosives. Croda has developed its own patented polymeric emulsifier technology, designed to meet the demanding needs of this specialist market. Croda products can be used in many applications including: Agrochemicals,Emulsion explosives, Fire fighting chemicals, Leather processing,Metalworking & lubricants, Paper, pulp & tissue additives, Printing inks andTechnical vegetable oils Polymer additives Croda Oleochemicals is a speciality additives for plastics and rubber. With a strong emphasis on natural chemistry, the company manufactures a wide range of high quality products designed to optimise polymer processing. These polymer additives are used worldwide to modify and enhance the properties of many plastics and rubbers. Croda Universal has launched Incroslip C, a new additive for closures used in the rapidly growing bottled water market. Food Croda Food Services Ltd, based in Oldham, England, is a specialist manufacturer of technical oils and fats for use in the large-scale manufacture of all kinds of baked products and products manufactured in the large-scale food processing industry. Sales The Company has sales through out the world including: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Czech Republic, France Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain Sweden, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, USA, Argentina and Brazil.
croda international plc
(CRDA:London Stock Exchange)
Goole, DN14 9AA
Phone: 44 14 0586 0551
Fax: 44 14 0586 1767www.croda.com
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