Enhancing the existing and
developing new and innovative solutions
Research and development
Rigorous R&D is the back-bone of our success. We regularly collaborate with our customers, industry bodies and educational institutes to carry out research across our global TechCenter network. We also work directly with end-customers and OEMs to co-develop new ideas that drive innovation in the final products.
Over the years we have built an extensive portfolio of patents and trademarks. A large part of it consists of green and future technologies for environmentally sound processes.
By measurably saving chemistry and water, and minimizing waste we deliver tangible cost-savings for our customers.
Global R&D network
US $131 M allocated to research and development
1,965 registered active patents
39% of our R&D projects
were devoted to sustainable goals (2015). In recent years, environmental regulations such as REACH, ELV and WEEE/RoHS focused on the chemical industry have gained immense importance. The plating industry is one of many industries to feel its direct impact. As a result, there is a growing need and demand for ecological products, creating a new set of challenges and responsibilities for our industries.
“Unrestrained creativity defines R&D at Atotech.
It’s a matter of great pride to be part of
a multidisciplinary team that is constantly
rethinking to meaningfully support customers.”
Himendra Jha, Scientist Semiconductor, Atotech Germany