Oil and Gas


Clariant expands its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand

Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalyst research and production facility in Heufeld, Germany. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts is expanding and enhancing its capacity for emission control catalysts to meet growing global demand, particularly in China. The company just recently commenced operations at an additional, upgraded production facility in Heufeld, Germany, which features state-of-the-art production equipment exclusively dedicated to emission control catalysts. Production capacity for the catalysts has been increased to enable a volume growth of 100% compared to 2019. The site, which now includes two units, covering a combined area of 1500 m². The plant operates under rigorous quality controls, and is certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards.

Clariant’s MegaMax® 800 catalyst achieved an outstanding performance at CNOOC’s Davy methanol plant in Hainan, China

Clariant’s MegaMax 800 catalysts for methanol synthesis. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant has been awarded another major contract by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) for its high-performance methanol synthesis catalyst, MegaMax 800. The Chinese oil and gas producer first used the catalyst at their Fudao plant in 2018, achieving record accumulative methanol production and plant reliability. The catalyst’s excellent performance has now resulted in its reorder which completed refilling and start-up in June 2021.

Clariant contributes to China's carbon neutrality goal with innovative MegaMax® catalyst for CO2-based methanol synthesis

MegaMax series for CO2-based methanol production. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant's MegaMax catalyst series for CO2-based methanol production helps China reach its carbon neutrality target. Capturing and converting CO2 emissions is a cornerstone of the technology roadmap for addressing climate change. Synthesizing methanol from CO2 is a particularly valuable approach because methanol forms a building block for thousands of chemical products such as plastics, paints, cosmetics, and fuels — including providing an energy storage carrier for hydrogen.

科莱恩“70”级颜料系列支持中国向无铅涂料转型

科莱恩的“70”级颜料产品系列顺应全球无铅涂料的大趋势,取代了工业应用中的含铅颜料。
(图片来源:科莱恩)随着联合国国际化学品管理战略方针(SAICM)自2020年起大力加强化学品和废弃物的安全管理,科莱恩也隆重推出无铅“70”级产品系列

Clariant opens state-of-the-art catalyst China R&D center at its new Shanghai “One Clariant Campus”

Clariant’s state-of-the-art catalyst R&D center in the new “One Clariant Campus” building in Shanghai. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts has opened a new, state-of-the-art R&D center at its “One Clariant Campus” (OCC) in Shanghai. This R&D Center is integrated into the brand new Clariant Innovation Center China within the One Clariant Campus, and will foster Clariant’s R&D capabilities in China. To date, Clariant is one of the only international companies to have built a full-fledged comprehensive catalyst research unit in China.

Clariant signs catalysis research partnership with prestigious ETH Zurich university

Main building of ETH Zurich in Switzerland. 
(Photo: ETH Zurich, Marcus Bertschi)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, has signed a cooperation agreement with ETH Zurich to support research in catalysis and sustainable chemistry with a significant financial contribution over an initial period of ten years. The goal of the partnership is, firstly, to advance the understanding of catalyst properties – from nano- to macroscale – and their performance. Secondly, together with the ETH Foundation, Clariant will sponsor and collaborate in fundamental chemical research projects, promoting talented ETH scientists and students.

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