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Binding the world together

We produce high-performance, highly specialized chemical products and solutions that bind the modern world together through the broadest range of everyday applications.

Working with over 6,000 customers, we help bring thousands of products to life – from adhesives to coatings, construction, and specialty healthcare applications.

Our chemistry is all around you. On your walls, under your feet, even wrapped around your lunch. It’s in the hygiene products that protect us and the infrastructure that supports our economy.

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Innovation and sustainability inside

We’re here to create innovative, sustainable solutions that benefit customers and society. It’s this purpose that’s helping us to grow, by turning ambitious ideas and technology into material reality every day.

Through our specialized emission-reducing formulations, we’re not only helping to meet essential consumer needs. We’re delivering solutions that are better for the planet too.

As the demand for more sustainable products grows stronger, so does our drive to be more agile, ingenious and forward-looking. It’s what we call sustainable innovation.

An evolving company

Our roots stretch back to 1863, but we’ve never stopped evolving. In that time, we’ve transformed from a diversified chemical company to specialized polymer solutions provider, underpinned by our sustainability vision.

We’re FTSE250 listed and have been in the FTSE4Good index for 10 years. We have been recognised with the London Stock Exchange Green Economy mark in 2021 and 2022, awarded to companies who earn more than 50% of their revenues from products and services that contribute to environmental objectives. In 2022, our revenues were £2.6 billion and EBITDA £265 million.

We’re proud to employ 4,400 people working across Europe, North America and Asia from 37 manufacturing sites and four Centre's of Excellence.

At work we’re guided by five core values and associated behaviors' that we all share.

Synthomer’s values were developed based on feedback by our employees. As a result, they represent the key expectations of everyone in the company. They define the way we go about our business, and we believe they capture the essence of Synthomer as a modern, ethical, safe, ambitious and fun place to work.

  • Safety, health and environment - We always have time to work safely
    The health and safety of our employees is, and always will be, our top priority. This also includes immediate reporting of injuries, incidents or near misses.
  • Accountability - We deliver on our promises
    Crucially, this applies to the promises we make to our customers – whether it is in meeting or exceeding their expectations in terms of new product development or in supplying them with our products in time and in full.
  • Integrity - We act with integrity and show respect
    We follow the law and our Code of Conduct which provides guidance on decision making in challenging situations. And we value other people and their differences.
  • Teamwork - We are stronger as one team
    Teamwork is grounded on mutual trust and fueled by open and respectful communication – enabling team members to share perspectives, constructively challenging each other and holding each other accountable.
  • Innovation - We welcome change and new ideas
    Innovation is typically about creating useful new products or services, but can also be seen daily in improved processes, new business models, enhanced customer service, modern software implementations, improvements to our workplace safety and sustainability efforts, and more.

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Come and experience what chemistry is really about. Join Synthomer.
You’ll discover so many opportunities to develop a rewarding career at Synthomer. We’re an ambitious global company that’s growing fast. It’s all about chemistry.

We’re proud to employ more than 5,000 people, working across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia from more than 40 manufacturing sites and four Innovation Centres. And we need talented people to help increase our momentum and growth.

Our chemistry is all around you. On your walls, under your feet, even wrapped around your lunch. It’s in the cables that connect us and the built environment that supports our economy. With a career here, you can have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives.

We develop and make differentiated, sustainable polymer solutions which help deliver what consumers want – and they’re better for the planet too. We turn innovative ideas into material reality.

Our sustainable value chain means that we all work as one to meet the current and future demands and respond to global trends. This is sustainable innovation in action.  
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