Clariant

Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2019, the company employed a total workforce of 17 223. In the financial year 2019, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 4.399 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and 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
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The ignition for Clariant’s sustainability passion

Demand for Exolit OP flame retardants continues to grow as manufacturers recognize the value they bring to a circular economy for plastics. (Photo: Clariant)An unfailing belief in the need to develop environmentally friendly fire protection for plastics started life as a small idea among a selected group of people within the mighty Hoechst AG. “I’d landed my dream job and our team began asking very forward looking questions for the 1990s, investigating how to develop safer and more environmentally friendly ways to lessen the fire risk posed by electrical and electronic goods and protect their plastic parts from igniting. With experience in phosphorus chemistry we believed we had the experience and knowledge to push these boundaries,” says Martin Sicken, Head of Innovation Flame Retardants.

Clariant to build new high-tech production site for CATOFIN catalysts in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China

Clariant high-tech CATOFIN™ production site in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art catalyst production site in China. This project represents a significant investment which further strengthens Clariant’s position in China and enhances its ability to support its customers in the country’s thriving petrochemicals industry.

Clariant advances its strategic growth in China announcing new R&D partnership with top ranked Tianjin University

From left to right: Kevin Chan, Clariant’s Head of Catalysts China and Prof. Wenping Hu, Vice President of Tianjin University, signing the partnership agreement at the University’s premises. (Photo/Photographs: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts and Tianjin University (TJU) put the spotlight on the future development and commercialization of new catalytic solutions to better serve the needs of the Chinese market. They announced a long-term, strategic partnership that will focus on the research and development of new catalysts.

Clariant launches next generation phosphate ester for metal working formulations, based on renewable sources

Hostaphat 1738 will be manufactured at the Clariant Mount Holly, NC, USA site, pictured above. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant, one of the leading suppliers of sustainable ingredients and solutions for the Industrial Lubricants Segment has launched a new and innovative phosphate ester offering outstanding performance and superior sustainability in metal working fluid formulations.

Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Norwegian offshore team win prestigious “Hero Award”

Clariant’s O2 remover solution helps Norwegian offshore team win prestigious “Hero Award”. 
(Photo: Johan Sverdrup, copyright Equinor)In recognition of outstanding operational improvements, the Equinor production team on the Norwegian offshore oil platform, the Johan Sverdrup, has been recognized with the energy company, Equinor’s, May 2020 “Hero” award. The monthly honor highlights great cost, sustainability or personnel achievements around Equinor’s energy projects globally.

Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng partner in catalytic off-gas treatment at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant

Clariant’s EnviCat VOC catalyst controls emissions at Shandong Qilu Plasticizers’ phthalic anhydride plant. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant and Jiangsu Jinneng’s collaboration in off-gas treatment is off to a strong start in 2020. Jiangsu Jinneng’s innovative catalytic combustion unit and Clariant’s highly effective EnviCat VOC catalyst have been in successful operation at the phthalic anhydride (PA) plant of Shandong Qilu Plasticizers Co. Ltd. since November 2019. The partners’ advanced emission control solution is used to purify production off-gas, which contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide (CO). Located in Zibo, Shandong province, the plant already employs another Clariant product, the high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst, to produce 70,000 metric tons of PA annually.

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource

Clariant awarded a second CATOFIN catalyst contract with Dongguan Grand Resource. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant announced today a second contract win for its CATOFIN catalysts with Dongguan Grand Resource Technology (DGR) in Dongguan, China. The company based its decision on the successful startup of its 600 KTA CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in October 2019. Together, both PDH units will represent 1.2 million metric tons annually of additional annual propylene capacity. Since 2017, CATOFIN Technology has now been selected for a majority of new PDH awards globally, representing 22 new PDH plants, or more than 15 million metric tons of propylene annually.

Clariant Catalysts powers Ineratec’s green fuel production technology

Ineratec’s compact reactor technology allows the entire synthesis process to occur in compact modular plants. 
(Photo: Ineratec)Clariant has joined forces with Ineratec in the challenge for a greener future. The companies have entered a partnership to develop and commercialize novel technologies for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Clariant will provide its extensive catalysis expertise and broad portfolio of syngas conditioning and upgrading catalysts to support Ineratec’s groundbreaking gas-to-liquid technology.

Clariant’s HYDEX® E catalyst helps Duslo turn plastic waste into high-quality winter diesel

Pioneering plastic-waste-to-fuel technology of Duslo’s research institute VUCHT. (Photo: VUCHT and Clariant)Clariant and Duslo’s research institute VUCHT are transforming waste into wealth. Using a proprietary technique and Clariant’s HYDEX E next-generation hydro-dewaxing catalyst, VUCHT has successfully converted plastic waste into premium winter fuel distillate. The efficacy of this groundbreaking process has now been proven in a pilot plant in Slovakia. As plastics and fuels are both mainly composed of natural gas or crude oil, turning one into the other has major implications for sustainable and lucrative fuel production.

Clariant introduces static reducing
compounds for drug delivery devices

Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) are complex devices and rely on consistent flow through the device mouthpiece. Static charges resulting in powder build up can interfere with dose reliability. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Plastics & Coatings Healthcare Polymer Solutions recently launched static-reducing functional plastic compounds which, when used in drug delivery devices, enable increased dose reliability. The resins are part of the wider ‘medical grade’ MEVOPUR® line of color and additive concentrates and ‘ready-to-use’ polymer compounds, covering polymers from PE to PEEK.

Clariant’s new Hostatint SI relieves tinting reformulation challenges for North American industrial coatings manufacturers

Color shift (due to flocculation of pigment particles) is prevalent in many solvent-borne pigment dispersions. Hostatint SI eliminates this unwanted characteristic and delivers consistent color for most industrial coatings. (Photo: Clariant)Constant color adjustments to industrial paint formulas are history! Clariant launches a new line of pigment dispersions engineered for exact color matching, reducing the time and costs related to batch-to-batch reformulations. This novel approach answers a direct need of formulators who work on industrial, automotive, maintenance and other demanding protective coatings. New Hostatint SI pigment dispersions address one of the top challenges for North American manufacturers of solvent-based paints and coatings, the majority of which are used in industrial applications.

Clariant doubles capacity of its high-throughput catalyst R&D center in Palo Alto

Sample preparation with a high-throughput robot in Clariant Catalysts’ expanded research center in Palo Alto, California. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant Catalysts is picking up speed with the successful expansion of its high-throughput R&D center in Palo Alto, California. Thanks to a significant investment, the upgraded facility is fitted with the latest high-throughput equipment, and will be home to an expanded team of technical experts. By doubling the research and development capacity of its Palo Alto facility, the company greatly strengthens its ability to offer faster and better solutions to its customers, and to support partners with custom catalyst scale-up projects.

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