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Our passion for science and technology is what drives our mor than 64,000 employees in 66 countries to find solutions to some of today's toughest challenges and create more sustainable ways to live.

We are here for people at every step, helping to create, improve and prolong life. We deliver personalized treatments for serious diseases and enable people to achieve their dream of becoming parents. We empower the scientific community. Our tools, services and digital platform make research simpler, more exact, and help to deliver breakthroughs more quickly. Our solutions accelerate access to health by assuring tests are accurate and the medicine we take can be trusted. We are the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. Our science sits inside technologies that are changing the way we access, store, process, and display information. Our innovations are unlocking the power and potential of data to open new possibilities to transform life on Earth as we know it.

Thanks to the constant curiosity of our employees, we are making discoveries that can change the landscape of entire industries. For more than 350 years, we've been pushing the boundaries of what's possible, and we'll continue to do so in the years to come. Discover more about Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

We make the world more beautiful.


At Surface Solutions, we excite our customers with decorative and functional solutions. We provide products that help to create innovative surfaces of all kinds. Our materials enable more beautiful, more resistant, and more effective products. Our pearlescent pigments allow striking automotive coatings, fascinating cosmetics, extraordinary packaging, and innovative product design. With a broad portfolio of active ingredients, we enable cosmetics manufacturers to enrich their skin care products with moisturizing, protecting, or anti-aging effects. Moreover, with our functional solutions we serve a large number of innovative applications, from dirt-repellent and easy-care surfaces to laser markings of plastic parts and cables. Discover more about Surface Solutions.

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We are the experts who make the world more beautiful!

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