Joining the dots to unlock value.

As we move into our third century we aim to collaborate more than ever before.

We know that smarter, closer working will help us to take advantage of our amazing expertise, and that can mean building connections across borders, across business areas and with external partners.

Our corporate R&D team includes core science, which is where we encourage our scientists and engineers to push the boundaries of chemistry, try new techniques and test new hypotheses that benefit our business.

R&D in our global development groups is focused on working with customers to deliver products and processes in the short to medium term. This means we can nimbly adapt to market developments and customer needs.

We maintain a close link between our corporate R&D activities and the development work carried out directly by our sectors. This collaboration is key in ensuring the rapid transfer of technology to support the continued development of innovative new products and services for our customers.