Croda International Plc engages in the manufacture and distribution of specialty chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The Personal Care segment offers ingredients for the personal care industry such as skin care, sun care, hair care, colour cosmetics, and toiletries. The Life Sciences segment comprises the health care business, which delivers ingredients and formulation expertise to pharmaceutical and nutritional markets; and the crop care business which provides ingredients and formulation expertise to agrochemical companies. The Performance Technologies segment includes lubricants, coatings and polymers, geo technologies, polymer additives, and home care. The Industrial Chemicals segment provides bio-based phase change material for thermal management, dispersants and additives for catalysts, electronics, and advance ceramics. The company was founded by George Crowe and Dawe on May 25, 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.