Celanese Corp was incorporated on November 3, 2004 in Delaware. It is a producer of acetyl products, which are intermediate chemicals for nearly all industries. It is also a producer of high performance engineered polymers that are used in a variety of high-value applications. The Company's products include paints and coatings, textiles, automotive applications, consumer and medical applications, performance industrial applications, filter media, paper and packaging, chemical additives, construction, consumer and industrial adhesives and food and beverage applications. The Company is organized in two cores, Materials Solutions and Acetyl Chain. Together, these two value drivers share raw materials, technology, integrated systems and research resources to increase efficiency and quickly respond to market needs. The Materials Solutions operates in two business segments, Advanced Engineered Materials and Consumer Specialties. The Acetyl Chain includes Industrial Specialties and Acetyl Intermediates business segments. It is a technology and specialty materials company. Its Advanced Engineered Materials segment includes engineered materials business and certain strategic affiliates. The engineered materials business leverages project pipeline process to more rapidly commercialize projects. The Consumer Specialties segment includes cellulose derivatives and food ingredients businesses, which serve consumer-driven applications. Its Industrial Specialties segment, which includes emulsion polymers and EVA polymers businesses, is active in every industrial sector and serves diverse industrial and consumer end-use applications. These include traditional vinyl-based end uses, such as paints and coatings and adhesives, high-value end uses including flexible packaging, thermal laminations, wire and cable, compounds and medical applications. Its Acetyl Intermediates segment includes intermediate chemistry business, which produces and supplies acetyl products, including acetic acid, VAM, acetic anhydride and acetate esters. These products are generally used as starting materials for colorants, paints, adhesives, coatings and pharmaceuticals. Its intermediate chemistry business also produces organic solvents and intermediates for pharmaceutical, agricultural and chemical products. Its geographical areas include Belgium,Canada, China, GErmany, Mexico, Singapore, USA and others. The Company's competitors for Advanced Engineered Materials are BASF AG, E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, DSM N.V., Sabic Innovative Plastics and Solvay S.A., L.P., Braskem S.A., Lanxess AG, Teijin, Sumitomo, Inc. and Toray Industries Inc.
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