A pioneering leader with a powerful legacy
Over 120 years of creating specialty ingredients and solutions that potentiate the performance of our customers and their products. Our solutions, our expertise and our support help them to perform better - to be more efficient, more effective and more sustainable .
Formerly Lonza Specialty Ingredients, we are now Arxada - a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and Specialty Products Solutions (SPS). We provide a broad portfolio of differentiated products targeted at a range of end markets, supported by our leading regulatory capabilities, IP expertise, and established track record in R&D. The name Arxada derives from arx and arcis, the Latin words for citadel and fortress. In the same way that a citadel acts as a stronghold or protector, Arxada provides solutions that strengthen the performance of its customers and their products, and help to protect people, places and the planet.
We are a highly dynamic group of around 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world.
For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals.
A major part of the heritage of Arxada is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package, or solution.
Arxada is a global specialty chemicals business with leading positions in Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and Specialty Products Solutions (SPS). Arxada provides a broad portfolio of differentiated products targeted at a range of end markets, supported by its leading regulatory capabilities, IP expertise, and established track record in R&D.
Arxada’s MCS business is a world leader addressing six target markets: hygiene, home and personal care, paints and coatings, crop protection, material protection and wood protection. MCS is built on industry-leading regulatory expertise, the broadest set of bioactives and the widest range of registrations in the world, which are critical to maintaining the integrity of its customers’ products.
Arxada’s unique SPS business provides complex, high-quality technologies and chemistries to customers across a range of industries within its three divisions: performance intermediates and chemicals, composite materials, and the custom development and manufacturing organization.