Merck KGaA

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  • Frankfurter Str. 250
  • 64293 Darmstadt
  • Germany


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About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries. Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

Performance Materials Business of Merck

The portfolio of our Performance Materials business is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow – be it groundbreaking liquid crystals and other high advanced materials for displays, materials for the production of integrated circuits, 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.

Merck also leads 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.

Exhibitor at the following trade fair

Light+Building 2018

18.03.2018 - 23.03.2018 Hall: 4.0 Stand: G 71