Clariant

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442. In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Clariant International Ltd
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz 1
Switzerland
+41 61 469 6742
www.clariant.com
@clariant
linkedin.com/company/clariant

Clariant opens new masterbatch production site in Saudi Arabia

Clariant’s new masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. (Photos: Clariant)Muttenz, January 19, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today officially opened its new state-of–the art masterbatch production site in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The site is owned by Clariant Masterbatches Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between Clariant and Rowad, a leading plastic products manufacturer in the Middle East and part of Tasnee, Saudi Arabia's second largest industrial company.

Clariant expands operations at its facility in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico

Clariant Mexico increases Coatzacoalcos site production capacity by around 15%. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, January 17, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, completed the project to expand its industrial facility in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, and increased production capacity by around 15 percent.

Clariant and SINOPEC sign major cooperation agreements on fuel upgrading catalyst technology

Senior management from Clariant and Sinopec met in Bejing, China to sign the agreements. (Photo: Clariant)Munich, January 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed two key agreements with SINOPEC, China’s largest petroleum and chemical company. The agreements were signed in Beijing by the companies’ senior management on September 27, 2017.

Clariant’s Judith van Vliet Named President of Color Marketing Group

Clariant’s Judith van Vliet Named President of Color Marketing Group. 
(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, January 4, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces that Judith van Vliet, a designer at its ColorWorks® design and technology center in Merate, Italy, has been appointed president of the Color Marketing Group (CMG).

Clariant and Global Bioenergies unveil development of new bio-based cosmetics polymer for more natural formulations

Legend: The building block for Clariant’s new bio-based cosmetics polymer is produced in Global Bioenergies’ demonstration plant in Leuna, Germany.
(Source Global Bioenergies)Muttenz (Switzerland) and Evry (France) – January 2, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Global Bioenergies, a leader in industrial biotechnology, today announced the development of a new bio-based polymer for cosmetic creams and lotions, which is derived from renewable isobutene.

Clariant's eWATCH program wins 2017 Best CSR Practice Award in China

Clariant's eWATCH program wins 2017 Best CSR ractice Award in China. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, December 26, 2016 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, has been recognized once again with its CSR best practice in China, this time by winning the Green Harmony Award of 2017 Best CSR Practice of Foreign Invested Enterprises in China through the eWATCH internal program for driving energy efficiency. The award was presented by the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment at a ceremony held in Beijing, China today.

Clariant will increase prices for PV 23 and Diarylide based Pigments

Muttenz, December 22, 2017– Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced global price increases for selected pigments. The price increases, which come into effect for delivery as of January 15th, 2018 or as soon as contracts allow, will affect dioxazine violet and diarylide pigments:

Clariant to increase prices for Masterbatch and Compound products containing titanium dioxide, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives

Muttenz, December 19, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in masterbatches and specialty compounds, has today announced a price increase globally for all masterbatch and compound products containing titanium dioxide, carbon black, pigments, dyes and several additives by 8% (depending on the grade, concentration and quality of the titanium dioxide, carbon black, pigments, dyes and additives).

Clariant Offers ‘Future-Proofing’ for Next-Gen Drug Packaging, Delivery Devices at MD&M 2018

Clariant Offers ‘Future-Proofing’ for Next-Gen Drug Packaging, Delivery Devices at MD&M 2018. 
(Photos: Clariant)Muttenz, December 14, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will share how its MEVOPUR® and REMAFIN-EP® products can help in ‘future-proofing’ pharmaceutical packaging and drug-delivery devices in advance of new USP<661.1> regulations at the upcoming MD&M West exhibition. Experts from Clariant’s Healthcare Polymer Solutions will be on hand in Booth 2049 at the medical device trade show being held from Feb. 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA.

Clariant Sees Colors Becoming Muted for 2019, as Consumers Come to Grips with a Complex World

Clariant Sees Colors Becoming Muted for 2019, as Consumers Come to Grips with a Complex World. 
(Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, December 14, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the release of ColorForward® 2019, the 13th edition of the annual color forecasting guide for the plastics industry.

Clariant intensifies support for Chinese refining & chemical industries with new Catalysts office in Shandong

Picture of the new Clariant Catalysts office in Qingdao, Shandong Province. 
(Photo: Clariant)Munich, December 13, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Qingdao, Shandong Province, which will focus on providing enhanced services for customers in central and northern China. The expansion follows the establishment of another office in Yinchuan city in July 2017, and reinforces Clariant’s commitment to supporting the Chinese refining and chemical industries and intensifying growth through strong local presence.

Clariant selected by Xuzhou HaiDing for new propane dehydrogenation unit in China

Clariant’s CATOFIN® is a proven, highly reliable dehydrogenation catalyst used for the production of olefins. (Photo: Clariant)Munich, December 8, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced an agreement with Xuzhou HaiDing Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. to develop a custom-built CATOFIN catalyst and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in cooperation with its technology partner CB&I. The project includes the license and engineering design of the unit, which is to be built in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

Clariant launches 3D Printing business to provide solutions for the fast-changing Additive Manufacturing market

Clariant 3D Printer Filament. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, December 6, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced its new dedicated 3D Printing business to meet the demand of the fast-changing Additive Manufacturing market for premium and customized 3D printer filaments.

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