Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with around 40000 employees in 64 countries. Is a global leader in the life science tools market, Merck’s operates under the umbrella of Merck KGaA. Merck is clustered in 4 main divisions: Merck- Serono, Consumer Health Care, Merck Milipore and Performance Materials. The Performance Materials division of Merck comprises the units Liquid Crystals & Advanced technologies and Pigments & Cosmetics. Merck KGaA is the leading supplier of Special effect pigments to many industries.