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Together for Smarter science to improve lives™

Today our customers face ever greater demands from consumers; continuous innovation, improved customer experience, added functionality, enhanced aesthetics and more sustainably produced products. Value chain collaborations are critical to satisfying end consumers.

With the current challenges the world is facing, such as climate change, limits to resource availability and a need for circularity of plastics even the best companies can no longer solve this on their own. The power of a network is proportional to the square number of users. We believe in open relations and have developed mature successful partnerships based on trust and commitment. We need to do more.

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Innovation delivery through value chain partnerships

We have direct insight into our global, regional and local customer needs through our own global sales distribution channel. Our direct customer contact makes sure we engage and develop innovative technologies and ingredients to meet market needs. In today’s world though, this is not enough, and we believe in the power of creating agile networks, bringing different knowledge, experiences and insights together to deliver better innovation faster.

Over the years we have established fruitful collaborations with our customers around the world. And we have good experiences with open innovation projects where we collaborate with universities or research institutes often combined with customers or brand owners, to develop novel solutions along the value chain.
In recent years we started collaborations with end specifiers, polymer formulators, plastic compounders and with other raw material suppliers with mutual interests.

If you share this vision, please get in touch today and we will identify the opportunities where we can work together, in smart partnership, for the future.

What partnerships are we interested in?

We have defined the following areas of interest for collaborative activities:

  • High-value plastics that offer high performance durable and potentially circular design solutions in high-end mobility, electronic and consumer applications
  • Scratch recovery to extend product lifetime of polymer surfaces
  • Biopolymers
  • Adhesives for lightweight, durable, and flexible substrate design
  • Bio-based durable innovations in the CASE market
  • Circular plastic solutions for multi-material products and mechanical plastic recycling
  • Flexible electronics

True partnerships are those that offer mutual benefits and where cultures facilitate an open, creative, stimulating and fun environment to success. This is what we strive for in any collaboration!

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Our 2030 sustainability goals

Croda's Executive Committee spent time working with the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL), developing our sustainability strategy to 2030, ensuring our alignment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of our Commitment to being Climate, Land and People Positive we have developed targets that link back to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals, which mature in 2030. These stretching targets will drive our current and future sustainability programme.

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