Croda International is a specialty chemicals company with a focus on developing and delivering innovative ingredients sustainably. It operates through the following core business segments: Personal Care, Life Sciences and Performance Technologies. 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. The Performance Technologies segment includes lubricant additives, home care, water, coatings and polymer applications. The company was founded by Mr Crowe and Mr Dawe in 1925 and is headquartered in Goole, the United Kingdom.