Croda International Plc engages in the manufacture and sale of specialty chemicals. It operates through the following business segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences, Performance Technologies, and Industrial Chemicals. The Personal Care segment focuses on ingredients for skin, hair, sun protection, and colour cosmetic products. The Life Sciences segment produces chemicals for healthcare, crop protection, and seed enhancement businesses. The Performance Technologies segment includes chemical products for home care and water treatment. The Industrial Chemicals segment is a small and diverse sector based on selling co-streams, which develops novel niche applications and undertakes toll processing. The company was founded by George Crowe and Dawe on May 25, 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.