Performance Materials

Discover next generation high tech materials and specialty chemicals for your demanding applications.


Our Performance Materials add color to everyday life

The portfolio of EMD Performance Materials is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow – be it groundbreaking liquid crystals and OLED materials for displays, materials for the production of integrated circuits or effect pigments for coatings and color cosmetics or functional materials for energy solutions.

We are the world market and technology leader in liquid crystals. Unstoppable in our quest to advance display technology, our products have enabled razor-sharp images in smartphones, laptops, flat-screen TVs and tablet PCs around the world.

We also lead the global market in pearlescent pigments. They add shimmer to the paint on your car, sparkle to your lipstick and luminescence to the coating on your packaging. But our work with pigments goes beyond color and shimmer. Our functional pigments impart unique physical properties to many diverse products, from antistatic floor coverings and counterfeit-proof product labels, to heat-reflecting blinds.

Our world is constantly changing. With his personal blog #TheFutureTransformation, Kai Beckmann, CEO Performance Materials, would like to discuss three aspects of this future transformation: technology, social partnership and the future world of work.

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has successfully completed the acquisition of Versum Materials and is one step closer to becoming the world’s leading electronic materials player.

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Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has successfully acquired Intermolecular, Inc., creating a strong solutions provider in the electronic materials industry and accelerating future innovation.

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EMD Performance Materials Product Catalog

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Architecture

Our wide range of products for the architecture sector helps to turn buildings into energy-savers, windows into smart glass and facades into eye-catchers.

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Automotive

Our Performance Materials business develops high-tech solutions for the automotive industry. These products and technologies help shaping the future of mobility.

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Cosmetics

We make beauty rise to new heights. From cosmetic ingredients to effect pigments, our product range for the cosmetics industry provides everything needed to create an end-to-end beauty experience.

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Displays

We provide advanced materials for displays and beyond.

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Effect Pigments

From plastics and printing to specialty coatings – with our innovative effect pigments we have everything covered.

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Functional Solutions

Modifying Surfaces, Controlling Energy, and Simplifying Identification—how? Curiosity and magic are the forces that convert materials into functions.

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Optoelectronics

Light and the way it interacts with different materials have always fascinated us. We develop high-tech chemicals for progressive industries such as photonics, solar and lighting.

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Semiconductors

We enable the semiconductor industry to make electronic devices more powerful by providing highly innovative material based solutions.

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Trademarks

List of trademarks of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany or its affiliates for Performance Materials Products. Detailed information on trademarks is available via publicly accessible resources.

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    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Opens State-of-the-art Research Center for ...

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, officially opened its new Research Center for electronic applications on the campus of its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, today. With an investment of € 50 million ...

    2020/09/21

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    Performance Materials Launches € 100,000 Community Involvement Initiative

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced that it is launching a € 100,000 Community Involvement Initiative.

    2020/07/22

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    Stephan Sieber awarded € 1 million Future Insight Prize 2020

    Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced the winner of the Future Insight Prize 2020, worth € 1 million.

    2020/07/13

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