About effect pigments and functional materials:
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of effect pigments for the coating, plastics, printing, cosmetics, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Effect pigments underscore the emotional impact of color and are an important design element when surfaces with special impressions or qualities are created. Application possibilities range from cars to packaging and high-tech products up to building facades. In addition to decorative effect pigments, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, offers functional pigments and additives that offer practical advantages and specific additional benefits for coating manufacturers and those active in the plastics and printing industries. With inventiveness, expertise, and specialty chemicals, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, develops valuable functional future-oriented solutions – from perfect surfaces and control of conductivity to authentication of products. Besides this, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, also offers cosmetics manufacturers functional solutions for skin care and protection.
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About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries. Founded in 1668, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, holds the global rights to the „Merck” name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.