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Clariant commences 2017 with strong sales growth and a significantly improved absolute EBITDA

Clariant“Clariant achieved a very good start into the year with good volume growth and higher profitability”, said CEO Hariolf Kottmann. “Our focus on local currency growth and profitability improvement is clearly reflected in these encouraging results. We are on a solid path towards achieving our sales expansion targets, a continued progression in absolute EBITDA and EBITDA margin before exceptional items as well as operating cash flow generation, in spite of what continues to be a challenging market environment in specific business areas.”

Archroma to showcase “Colors enhanced. Performance enhanced. Sustainability enhanced.” at Igatex Pakistan 2017

Archroma’s booth at Igatex Pakistan 2017 will be inspired by Archroma’s stunning booth created at ITMA Milano in November 2015. 
(Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 26 April 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will present at Igatex Pakistan 2017 some of its most innovative technologies, under the motto: “IT’S WONDERFUL. Colors enhanced, performance enhanced, sustainability enhanced”.

New Clariant Hostatint™ UV range for easy & safe coloration of radiation cured coating systems

Clariant’s Hostatint™ UV pigment preparations are an excellent choice for the coloration of industrial wood finishes. (Photo: Clariant)Muttenz, April 20, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, unveiled a complete color range of high-performance, easy to use colorants for UV cured wood coatings at the European Coatings Show 2017. The new Hostatint UV pigment preparation range supports the trend for colored UV systems and the industry focus on improving sustainability and product performance.

Milliken Acquires Keystone Aniline Corporation to Better Serve Global Colorant Customers

PHOTOS: Keystone brings exceptional colorant formulation skills and application development technology to the acquisition.Ghent, Belgium – Milliken & Company, a leading supplier of polymer-bound colorants and additives, today announced that it has acquired Keystone Aniline Corporation, a global leader in dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers, headquartered in Chicago, Ill. This move joins two successful organizations with complementary expertise and capabilities to offer customers a broader array of advanced colorant solutions, technologies and services. Further, the acquisition enables customers to streamline their supply chains by allowing them to obtain a wider range of products from a single source. Customers will see enhanced reliability of supply through Milliken’s acquirement of Keystone’s multiple facilities around the world.

Archroma to showcase innovative solutions for enhanced color, performance and sustainability at China Interdye 2017 in Shanghai

Archroma Stand A 100 China Interdye 2017 Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center from April 12-14. 
(Photo: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 12 April 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will present at China Interdye 2017 some of its most innovative technologies, under the motto: “Colors enhanced, performance enhanced, sustainability enhanced”. True to its long-term commitment to sustainability and innovation, Archroma will present solutions that combine performance, cost optimization and responsible textile production. With a heritage of more than 120 years, Archroma is in the position to offer solutions for enhancing colors, performance and sustainability globally.

Archroma unveils cost-effective deposit control innovation now also for soft water pulp and papermaking: Cartaspers® PLH liq

Archroma unveils cost-effective deposit control innovation now also for soft water pulp and papermaking: Cartaspers® PLH liq. (Photos: Archroma)Reinach, Switzerland, 11 April 2017 - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, launches Cartaspers® PLH liquid, a single-product breakthrough enabling easy and highly-effective control of pitch and stickies deposition especially in soft water pulp and papermaking environments. Pulp mill tests already report easier application, better performance and significant cost savings compared to alternative deposit control systems.

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