La Floridienne NV engages in the traditional chemistry operation. It operates through the following divisions: Gourmet Food, Life Sciences, and Chemicals. The Gourmet Food division includes production and marketing companies specializing in gourmet food products such as snails, scallops, stuffed shellfish, flaky pastry appetizers, prepared ethnic dishes, and cold and warm sauces. The Life Science division is involved in natural technologies and products for agriculture, agri-foodstuffs, health care, parapharmaceuticals, and the cosmetics industry. The Chemicals division focuses on the field of additives used to stabilize PVC and in the recycling of batteries from electric mobility. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Belgium.