At a glance
Croda is a speciality chemicals company founded in 1925. Its ingredients and technologies are found in many well-known industries and consumer products – the company create, make and sell speciality chemicals that deliver real benefits to a range of diverse products including health and beauty, home care, engine lubricants, plastics and many more. The company has a strong focus on innovation and product development. The business is split into three core market sectors: Personal Care, Life Sciences, made up of: Crop Care and Health Care and Performance Technologies, made up of: Coatings and Polymers, Geo Technologies, Home Care, Lubricants and Polymer Additives. We also have an Industrial Chemicals business area. In all areas of our business our focus is on developing and delivering innovative ingredients sustainably.
As an innovative company, Croda needs to keep up to date with the latest developments in markets materials and technologies. This can be time consuming and costly.
The key benefits of KCMC include enabling Croda to get up to date on graphene, encapsulation, self-healing composites, lubricants and accessing valuable market knowledge on advanced ceramics. Croda staff knowledge, skills, connectivity and market knowledge have all been improved. A lot is now happening that would not have happened without KCMC and the support given by KCMC has enabled Croda to progress much more quickly than otherwise.
Croda has been involved with KCMC since 2011 and the KCMC support has been about introductions, engagement with other companies, new connections and new market knowledge. The partnership has therefore been less about specific projects and more about enhanced market knowledge, introductions to new contacts in universities and companies including Croda clients, but beyond the normal customer contacts in those companies.