Clariant opens Biotech Center in Planegg

The key to the facility was symbolically handed over to: Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann, Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, the Head of Group Biotechnology André Koltermann, owner of the house Manfred Wander, Jens Stephan, Head of Services Group Biotechnology and Prof. Dr. Haralabos Zorbas, IBB Netzwerk GmbH (Left to right). (Photo: Clariant)Planegg, October 1, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, officially opened its new Group Biotechnology Research Center in Planegg near Munich today. In a ceremony attended by Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology, the key to the facility was symbolically handed over to CEO Hariolf Kottmann and the Head of Clariant’s Group Biotechnology André Koltermann.

Pallmann Press Kit - LIGNA 2015

PallmannPallmann, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machines and wood yard systems, is introducing at LIGNA (Hannover, 11-15 May), together with its partner Standard Bio a new bio-refinery concept that can offer significant cost- and energy-efficiency benefits to the saw mill industry and bring new revenue opportunities for the forest industry and beyond.

sunliquid® 20 shows what it can do in the fleet test with Mercedes-Benz series vehicles

Cars from the Mercedes-Benz fleet at Clariant's sunliquid® demonstration plant producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. (Photos: Clariant/Rötzer.)Muttenz, September 23, 2014 – Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January: Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid® 20 fuel (contains 20% ethanol coming from straw). With its first-class combustion properties, sunliquid® 20 improves engine efficiency so that its 4% lesser energy content, as compared to E10, is more than compensated. For drivers, this means: with sunliquid® 20, the sustainability of the fuel (reduced CO2 emissions) is increased significantly whilst consumption remains the same.


DSM DyneemaThe Netherlands, 11 September 2014 - DSM Dyneema, owner of the Dyneema® brand, succeeded in its action against a third party application for a Chyneema trademark. Following two years of procedures, the official trademark authorities in South Korea, Canada, EU and the USA have all accepted DSM Dyneema's opposition and rejected the application.

Reverdia shows 100% bio-based succinic acid at the American Coatings Show

This figure shows the position of Biosuccinium™ in the resins and coatings value chain. (Photo: Reverdia, REVPR006)As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid.

Clariant Publishes Sustainability Report 2013

ClariantMuttenz, March 24, 2014 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has today published its sustainability report for the 2013 financial year. The report focuses on long-term value creation for internal and external stakeholders and the progress made over the year in the sustainable development of the company.