Rockwood Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets specialty chemicals and materials for industrial and commercial applications primarily in Germany, the United States, and Europe. The company’s specialty chemicals include lithium compounds and chemicals; metal surface treatment chemicals, including corrosion protection/prevention oils; natural and synthetic metal sulfides; and maintenance chemicals. Its specialty chemicals are use in automotive pre-coating metal treatment and car body pre-treatment; polymerization initiators for elastomers; steel and metal working; pharmaceutical synthesis and polymers in life sciences industry; batteries; and disc brakes, as well as for use in aircraft industry. The company also provides performance additives, which comprise iron-oxide pigments, wood protection products, inorganic chemicals, synthetic and organic thickeners, and flocculants for use in residential and commercial construction and plastics, coatings, personal care, paper manufacturing, foundries, oilfield, and water treatment industries. In addition, it offers titanium dioxide pigments, barium compounds, and zinc compounds for use in synthetic fibers for clothing, plastics, paper, paints and coatings, and pharmaceutical contrast media. Further, the company provides ceramic tapes, cutting tools, wear and corrosion products, and armor components for industrial, electronics, and automotive applications, as well as ceramic ball head and liner components for use in hip joint prostheses systems. Additionally, it offers wafer recycling and repair services for semiconductors manufacturers; and rubber/thermoplastic components for automotive industry. The company sells its products through direct sales forces, as well as through distributors and third party sales representatives. Rockwood Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey.