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.

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Clariant donates RMB100,000 to Sichuan earthquake disaster relief efforts

Shanghai, August 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, has made a donation of RMB100,000 to the Shanghai Charity Foundation in a disaster relief effort in the aftermath of the recent earthquake that took place in Jiuzhaigou of the Sichuan province in China. The donation is made in line with Clariant's long-standing corporate philosophy of exemplifying good corporate citizenship.

HuntsmanClariant Deal Continues to Move Forward: Narrow “Second Request” for Additional Information Received from Federal Trade Commission

Muttenz, August 15, 2017 –Clariant AG is pleased to announce progress towards satisfying the regulatory approval condition to closing its merger of equals with Huntsman Corporation. The United States Federal Trade Commission, which reviews the antitrust implications of certain business combinations, late yesterday delivered a second request for information to the parties relating to just two products − sodium isethionate, used in personal care products like soap and shampoos, and a polyetheramine product used in certain construction and additive/paint and ink applications. These products accounted for less than USD 24 million in total revenues of each of the two companies in the United States in 2016, and Clariant is confident that the parties will be able to satisfy any FTC concerns on a timeline consistent with the merger, which we continue to expect to close around year-end.

Clariant sets new trends for personal care industry in China with inspirational formulations

Clariant BeautyFoward® – Edition II: sets a new standard in the Personal Care industry. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, August 2, 2017 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, presented its latest business strategy and development plan for the personal care industry in China today. Riding on the BeautyForward II trend umbrella, dedicated formulations will be launched to the personal care industry in China under the four themes of CUSTOM, ORIGIN, REVIVE and BALANCE. In addition, a newly-formed dedicated business will focus on the development of nature-inspired active ingredients that are gaining popularity quickly in the personal care market.

HuntsmanClariant merger on track

Muttenz, July 27, 2017 – Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today presented a first update on the planned merger of equals to keep their shareholders informed. The preparations to create HuntsmanClariant, a leading global specialty chemicals company, are showing continued strong progress and are proceeding as planned with an unchanged closing targeted for December 2017 / January 2018.

Clariant continues to increase sales, improves profitability and remains on track to meet 2017 outlook

“Clariant delivered excellent top-line growth and further expansion in profitability in the first half of the year,” said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “Our good business performance was primarily achieved by the recovery in Catalysis and the ongoing impact of the differentiated steering in Plastics & Coatings. For 2017, we are confident that we will achieve our targets, i.e. growth in local currency, progression in operating cash flow, absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items in spite of a temporarily weaker cash flow in the first half.”

European Commission investigation into the ethylene purchasing market

Muttenz, July 26, 2017 – Clariant is part of an ongoing competition law investigation by the European Commission into the ethylene purchasing market. The company is assisting the relevant authorities and cannot comment further on the details of an ongoing investigation.

Clariant participates in German Kopernikus initiative for advancing renewable energy

Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHC) technology to store hydrogen produced from renewable energies. (Photo: Hydrogenious Technologies GmbH)Munich, July 25, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business is participating in the Kopernikus technology initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim of the major cross-industry program is to promote the switch to renewable energy. Of the four main Kopernikus projects, Clariant is contributing to the “Power-to-X” project by designing catalysts tailored for the LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) technology.

White Tale Holdings increased stake above 10 percent

Muttenz, July 20, 2017 – Clariant, a world leading company in specialty chemicals, has announced today that White Tale Holdings now hold a stake in excess of 10 percent. This follows earlier mandatory notifications by White Tale Holdings to the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX) regarding their holdings.

Clariant Catalysts expands in China with opening of new office in Yinchuan

Munich, July 18, 2017 – Clariant, a world leading company in specialty chemicals, today announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Yinchuan city, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. With the new branch, Clariant becomes the first multinational catalyst provider based in northwest China, a region that is home to a majority of the nation’s coal-to-chemicals producers as well as numerous syngas and polyolefin companies.

Clariant’s EnviCat® VOC catalyst: the efficient solution for clean energy and air

Clariant EnviCat® Catalyst ceramic honeycomb. (Photo: Clariant)Munich, July 13, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is among the foremost suppliers of catalysts for off-gas purification. The company combines high-performance EnviCat catalysts with 40 years of global expertise in catalytic air and gas purification to offer highly effective solutions for the market. Based on the technique of catalytic oxidation, EnviCat VOC effectively removes harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide while reducing the energy consumption of thermal units by up to 40%. The catalyst is suitable for numerous industries that emit VOCs, such as the chemicals, food, printing, and energy production sectors.

Clariant clinches third straight Responsible Care Chairman Award in China

Jan Kreibaum, Clariant's Regional Head of Greater China/South Korea, receives Responsible Care Chairman Award from Patrick Vandenhoeke (left), Chair of Responsible Care Leadership Group ICCA, and David Sandidge (right), Senior Director, Responsible Care & Value Chain Outreach, American Chemistry Council. (Photo: Clariant)Shanghai, July 11, 2017 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, was recently presented the Chairman Award during the 2017 Responsible Care award ceremony in Shanghai, China. The event is hosted by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) once every two years in China since 2013 to recognize the outstanding achievements of members in implementing the Responsible Care self-initiative, which advocates performance improvements in the areas of six Responsible Care codes.

Clariant launches non-triazine H₂S scavenger SCAVINATOR™

Clariant’s new SCAVINATOR™ non-triazine H2S scavenger increases overall production with less downtime due to its best-in-class solids control and reduced potential for mineral scaling. (Photo: Clariant)Houston, TX, June 28, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduces an alternative to triazine H2S scavenger chemistry with substantial benefits for oil producers. New SCAVINATOR increases overall production with less downtime due to its best-in-class solids control and reduced potential for mineral scaling.

Clariant steps up R&D support for agricultural challenges

The new Crop Solutions greenhouse at the Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, June 22, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces its investment in a state-of-the-art R&D greenhouse to step up its support for tackling current and future agricultural challenges.