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This excerpt taken from the ICI 6-K filed Mar 14, 2006.
Our products can be found in many household items; the illustration
below highlights just a few that can be found in the kitchen:
1. National Starch National
Starch formulates a wide variety of functional ingredients found in the
kitchen. For foods, these include:
starch-based crisping, textural and fibre enhancements in breakfast cereals,
snacks and baked goods; thickeners and stabilisers for soups, gravies
and dairy products. Adhesives for packaging from boxes and can
labels to attaching straws to juice boxes. Non-food products include
polymers, fragrance encapsulation and cleansing agents in dish detergents.
Structural products include window glazing, adhesives used to fabricate
windows; starches used in wallboard; as well as adhesives to produce
and hold insulation in place in appliances and buildings.
2. Quest Quest creates distinctive flavours for sweet
and savoury foods and beverages, including crisps, biscuits, soda and
juices, tea and coffee, breakfast cereals, soups, snack bars, sauces,
ice cream and yoghurt. Quest also develops appealing fragrances for use
in laundry powder, fabric softener, air fresheners and cleaning fluids.
3. Uniqema Uniqema
produces surfactants for mild handwash and dishwashing formulations and
makes additives that improve the performance
of coatings used on the inside of cans. Its products are also used in
the rigid foam that provides insulation and structural strength for refrigerators,
while Uniqema lubricants are a vital component of fridge cooling systems.
500 million fridge compressors now run on Uniqemas world-leading Emkarate
4. ICI Paints ICI
Paints is a leading supplier of can and other packaging coatings and
one of the worlds top producers of paints
for decorating homes. Its high quality coatings come in a range of expressive
colours, and its formulations and packaging innovations aim to meet the
needs of DIY and professional decorators.
National Starch markets
an extensive product range to sectors as diverse as food, healthcare
and construction. Four main divisions are grouped around adhesives, specialty
starches, specialty synthetic polymers and electronic and engineering
materials. Headquartered in the USA, with manufacturing and customer
service centres in 39 countries.
£214m trading profit 13.1% return on capital employed*
Quest creates and markets flavours and
fragrance concepts and solutions for the fast moving consumer goods industries.
It makes ingredients for foods, snacks, beverages, personal care, fine
fragrances, and home hygiene products. Headquartered in the Netherlands,
with operations in 31 countries.
£52m trading profit 10.1% return on capital employed*
Uniqema provides products
which deliver specific effects that influence how customers products
feel or perform. The formulation of personal care ingredients, natural
and synthetic lubricants and polymers are areas of particular expertise.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, with manufacturing
in 11 countries.
£22m trading profit 2.3% return on capital employed*
With some of the worlds
top paint and decorative product brands, ICI Paints aims to inspire consumers
to transform their surroundings with performance products and colour.
It makes products to prepare and care for many building materials, and
also provides coatings for cans and packaging. Headquartered in the UK,
with manufacturing in 24 countries.
£253m trading profit 23.0% return on capital employed*
Regional and Industrial
ICI has a number of Regional
and Industrial businesses that are essentially local in scope. Principal
operations are in Pakistan and Argentina and include the manufacture
of pure terephthalic acid, polyester, sulphur-related chemicals, wine
additives and soda ash.
£48m trading profit 19.7% return on capital employed*
profit is defined as operating profit before special items.
* ICIs method of calculating return on
employed is defined on page 29. ø Average
employee numbers in 2005.