Sector Expertise

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

Consumer Care and Life Sciences

Personal Care and Cosmetics

Ingredients, delivery systems, surfactants, actives, excipients, formulations and extracts.

Food, Beverage and Nutrition

Functional ingredients, vitamins, blends and mixes, preservatives, flavors, fragrances and nutritional and fortifying ingredients.


APIs, intermediates, excipients, polymers, fine chemicals, custom synthesis, laboratory chemicals, reagents and formulating services.

Performance Chemicals and Materials

Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

Specialty and industrial coatings, rheology modifiers and thickeners, biocides, surfactants, pigments, curing agents, sealants, adhesives and other specialty performance additives and materials.

Polymers, Plastics and Elastomers

Thermoplastics, thermoset resins, compounded and engineered plastics and elastomers and specialty additives and performance ingredients.

Oilfield, Metalworking, Lubricants and Process Chemicals

Lubricants, oils, emulsifiers, proppants, biocides, surfactants, and cleaning, processing and drilling fluids.