We are a leading supplier of high-performance, highly specialised polymers and ingredients that play vital roles in growing markets that serve billions of end users worldwide.

We’re on a strategic journey to become more focused, more specialised and more global. Our new strategy aims to focus Synthomer on becoming a speciality solutions platform for Coatings and Construction, Adhesives and Health and Protection market segments.

Key elements of the Synthomer investment case...

  • Global speciality chemicals company with leading positions in its markets
  • Attractive end-markets with strong long-term growth outlook
  • Global footprint with balanced geographic exposure and strong customer relationships
  • Impressive track record and pipeline of new product development through customer focused R&D
  • Sustainability embedded in products and a tailwind for future growth
  • Deliverable medium-term targets supporting shareholder value creation

...supported by clear medium-term financial targets...

  • Organic revenue growth: mid-single-digit across the cycle
  • EBITDA margins: 15%+
  • Return on Invested Capital: mid-teens
  • Reducing leverage further towards our 1-2x target range.

...delivered through our speciality solutions strategy

We will drive value and growth through the five core pillars of our strategy, underpinned by three critical principles of end-market orientation, sustainability and innovation, in pursuit of our ambitious long-term value creation goals.

  • Organic growth in attractive end markets
  • Rigorous and consistent portfolio management to build focused, leading positions
  • Operational and commercial excellence in how we run our business
  • Differentiated steering in how we allocate capital and talent
  • Diversity, equity & inclusion and holistic people development.

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What we do

We are a business-to-business speciality chemicals producer. We create value for all our stakeholders by applying our expertise and innovation capabilities to provide high-performance water-based polymers and ingredients to a wide range of blue-chip customers in multiple attractive end markets. Our business is built around three end-customer focused divisions, covering a diverse range of products and markets.

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Our business model

Key strengths of our business model include our talented people, global footprint, agile supply chain, innovation and product development expertise and cash-generative business. We create products and solutions for 6,000 long-standing customers in multiple attractive end markets, with innovation driving new product development in close collaboration with customers, and a focus on sustainability throughout our value chain.

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Our strategic evolution in numbers

55% of revenues from speciality business

up from 50% in 2022 (targeting 70%+)

50% of revenues from US and Asia

up from 45% before 2022 acquisition (targeting 60%+)

36 manufacturing sites

down from 43 in 2022 (targeting below 30)