* Ciba creates effects to improve the quality of life.
* Our specialty chemicals, added in small quantities, improve existing or add new qualities to materials at every stage of their production processes.
* As well as products, we offer a wide range of knowledge-based services and expertise, providing customers with complete solutions to enhance their businesses.
* We serve several major markets including the Automotive, Packaging, Home & Personal Care, Paper and Printing, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment and Agriculture industries.
* Ciba (SWX: CIBN) is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. We employ more than 13,000 people worldwide.
* In 2007, the Company generated sales of CHF 6.5 billion and invested CHF 262 million in R&D.
* We are organized in three market-focused segments: Plastic Additives, Coating Effects and Water & Paper Treatment.
* The company became independent in January 1997, having been formed from the specialty chemical operations of the former Ciba-Geigy Limited when that company merged with Sandoz Limited to form Novartis AG.
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