Croda Home Care are a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of speciality ingredients for the home care and nonwovens market. Our team has a vast number of years’ experience in this field which enables us to work closely with customers to develop innovative solutions and product offerings within a wide range of cleaning applications. Our performance enhancing ingredients and application expertise can help to optimise product efficiency, add market-leading claims and improve the overall environmental profile of a wide range of formulations.
Croda has a global research and development network, which allows us to develop global products, but also allows for the creation of regional-specific data and formulations to support product development for local markets. We have a strong history of developing innovative products for the market, offering new claims and concepts by introducing new technologies. We also spend a lot of time developing innovative new test methods and working closely with customers in order to provide the technical data required to achieve a competitive advantage in the household and industrial cleaning market.
We are continually investing and developing our manufacturing sites to ensure we supply the best quality products. In April 2015, we ceremonially broke ground at our Atlas Point manufacturing site in New Castle, Delaware. This will be the first North American plant that will produce non-ionic bio-surfactants through the use of ethylene oxide derived from bio-ethanol. When the new plant becomes operational in the second half of 2017, the surfactants that we offer will enable our customers to meet their goals to deliver 100% renewable, high performance products to their consumers.
Our team of technical experts have a wide range of experience, and are crucial to our business in supporting our customers’ needs. They focus on working with the customer to develop an optimised formulation, or application, that fits exactly with their expectations. We also offer a wide range of analytical technologies as well as application testing processes.
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do as the strive to create and develop new products and solutions for our customers. We achieve this by encouraging our people to be curious and seek out creative ways to satisfy customer unmet needs. They work together with customers to maintain close relationships working to deliver innovative ingredients that they can build on.
For Croda, sustainability means doing business the right way; environmentally, socially and financially. All of our employees around the world contribute to sustainability on a daily basis and we are fully committed to:
'Sustainability is fundamental to who we are and what we do. It touches every area of our business: from the way we design our products and run our manufacturing sites, to the way we work with our suppliers and engage with our communities.'
Steve Foots, Group Chief Executive
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