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Performance Materials develops innovative high-tech chemicals for sophisticated applications in Automotive.

These include liquid crystals and OLEDs for displays, effect pigments for coatings, specialty chemicals for the semiconductor industry, and functional materials for solar panels, just to name a few of them. The Automotive Platform has been established to combine the activities of Performance Materials for the automotive industry under one roof. Addressing the needs of the automotive industry in a coordinated approach providing a clear contact and go-to-point will enable breakthrough innovation from the beginning of the value chain.

Premiere at the IAA 2017 

For the first time we presented a wealth of innovative solutions at the worldwide important exhibition for the automotive industry. We displayed:

  • intelligent headlight systems with LC matrix and OLED tail lights, 
  • individually switchable windows thanks to liquid-crystal-window technology
  • free-form displays for new design possibilities, smart satellite antennas for stable and high-performance network connections, 
  • effect pigments for aesthetic looking and functional surfaces. 

A virtual concept car, displayed as a partial model, clearly showed the numerous possibilities for the automotive industry. Get an impression of our portfolio for the automotive industry at the IAA 2017  and recognize the possibilities our materials offer for the mobility of the future. 

How mobility of tomorrow influences technologies of today

Watch also the lecture of Michael Heckmeier, Head of Display Materials Business Unit, about the topic “How mobility of tomorrow influences technologies of today.” on the YouTube channel of the New Mobility World 2017 forum of speaker presentations.

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MICC – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany's Intelligent Concept Car

Inspired by our broad portfolio and activities for the automotive industry, we decided to design our own concept car. Influenced by historical classics our car glides like an airship, elegant like a historical carriages but equipped with all features and technologies addressing future mobility challenges. Packed in an athletic and innovative body the concept car shows how our company can support breakthrough innovation in the automotive industry.