Sector Expertise

CIM is a leading advisory to the specialty chemical, ingredients and materials industry. However, within this industry we are particularly active in the following niches:

  • Pharmaceutical: Ingredients, APIs, intermediates, excipients, polymers, fine chemicals, custom synthesis, laboratory chemicals, reagents and formulating services.
  • Human Health, Animal Health and Nutrition: Vitamins, ingredients, formulations, preservatives, and excipients.
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics: Ingredients, surfactants, actives, excipients, formulations and raw materials.
  • Paints and Coatings: Specialty and industrial coatings, powder coatings, UV curing, rheology modifiers and thickeners, biocides, surfactants, pigments, polymers, curing agents and other specialty performance additives.
  • Polyurethane: Polyols, formulations, specialty foams and materials, curatives, catalysts and performance ingredients.
  • Food and Beverage: Processing additives, preservatives, flavors, fragrances, formulations, texturants, hydrocolloids and nutritional and fortifying ingredients.
  • Construction, Adhesives and Sealants: Coatings, sealants, adhesives, insulating materials and bonding agents.
  • Polymers, Plastics and Elastomers: Thermoplastics, thermoset resins, compounded and engineered plastics, polymers and elastomers, conductive polymers and specialty additives and performance ingredients.
  • Catalysts and Specialty Metals: Catalytic systems and technologies, and rare or specialty metals and alloys.
  • Electronic, Energy and Batteries: Electronic chemicals, wet end chemistry, solvents, etchants, photo resist masks, solder, CMP slurries, electrolytes, battery materials, polymers.
  • Oilfield: Emulsifiers, proppants, biocides, surfactants and drilling fluids.