As the leading global styrenics supplier, INEOS Styrolution is well aware that market and technology leadership are strongly determined by an innovative approach and excellence in research and development. We look to new ideas, innovation, technology and megatrends to give our customers a competitive edge in their markets, helping them to overcome the challenges of today and tomorrow. With best-in-class production technology, leading R&D skills and a large number of intellectual property rights and patents, INEOS Styrolution is perfectly equipped to ensure high quality, efficiency and innovation.
Research and Development play a key role in improving our competitive position and growing our business faster than the market. This is realized by the development of innovative processes and products as well as continuous optimization of our production processes, both actively patented according to our research strategy. In order to reach our targets, our Global Research & IP unit works hand in hand with Global Technology and Regional Development Centers. Global Research supports with knowhow in polymer chemistry, analytics, lab facilities, as well as pilot plants. Breakthrough innovations, new applications and functional materials are also developed here. Global Technology is leading the improvement of production processes and the integration of new concepts in order to raise production efficiency for cost and technology leadership. Three Regional Development Centers orient strictly to the market and enable a fast and precise customization of our products.
Key for our success is the exchange of knowledge within a worldwide network of external strategic partners in the scientific community.