Research and Development

Providing Customers with Tomorrow’s Technologies

At OM Group, our research and development programs are part of our strategy to grow the business through new products, applications and markets. Our researchers use innovative technologies to address customers' complex applications and demanding requirements.

Translating the Vision

The work of our researchers is critical to the success of our value-added businesses:

Researchers within these technology-based platforms are envisioning new ways to meet customer requirements, then translating that vision into commercially viable solutions that also address some of society's greatest needs: for affordable energy, portable power, clean air and clean water. Thus, OM Group is well positioned to grow in these dynamic markets.

Our Global Technical Network

OM Group's Technical Centers of Excellence are charged with providing customers high-performance solutions to their challenges. To meet this mandate, each Tech Center focuses on a particular area of expertise. Likewise, the researchers at these centers are dedicated to specific market segments. Our global Tech Centers collaborate, sharing information and unlocking synergies discovered in the research process.


Effective October 28, 2015, the Electronic Chemicals and Photomasks businesses have been sold to Platform Specialties Products. Please click here for the press release.

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