ClariantClariant is a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2021, Clariant totaled a staff number of 11 537 and recorded sales of CHF 4.372 billion in the fiscal year for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three Business Areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, and Natural Resources. Clariant’s corporate strategy is led by the overarching purpose of ‘Greater chemistry – between people and planet,’ and reflects the importance of connecting customer focus, innovation, sustainability, and people.

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Clariant’s NiSat® 310 catalyst adds polishing touch to Evonik-tkIS HPPO process at propylene oxide plant in China

Qixiang Tengda’s chemical production facilities in Zibo, Shandong province. 
(© Qixiang Tengda)Clariant Catalysts has teamed up with Evonik and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (tkIS) in a major propylene oxide project for one of China’s largest rubber producers. Qixiang Tengda is one of the leading global producers of carbon-four chemical products, such as methyl ethyl ketone and maleic anhydride. Expanding into the carbon-three value chain, the company’s new propylene oxide plant in Zibo city, Shandong province, relies on Evonik-tkIS HPPO technology to convert propylene in the presence of hydrogen peroxide (HP) directly into propylene oxide (PO). The plant will have an annual production capacity of 300,000 tons.

Achieve higher efficacy of Retinol with Clariant’s VitiSpheres® R8

Minimum concentration for optimal effect: Clariant’s encapsulated Retinol VitiSpheres R8.Cosmetics brands can now help more consumers to get the most out of introducing the benefits of Retinol into their skincare routines. Available worldwide, Clariant’s encapsulated Retinol VitiSpheres R8 makes it possible to protect the Retinol’s proven anti-aging potency and use higher concentrations safely in creams and serums.



“Design4Circularity” wins 2022 Sustainable Packaging Award

“Design4Circularity” wins 2022 Sustainable Packaging Award.Personal Care packaging concept “Design4Circularity” is the recipient of this year’s Sustainable Packaging Award, announced at the 2022 Sustainable Beauty Awards ceremony on November 7.

Clariant introduces product carbon footprint tool to accelerate emissions reduction

With the tagline “for a greater between”, Clariant puts the emphasis on collaborations and innovation across value chains at K 2022.Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time and transparency on carbon emissions has never been more important. Today, Clariant marked another milestone in its sustainability journey with the launch of its product carbon footprint (PCF) tool «CliMate».

Clariant’s advanced active Rootness® Awake wins prestigious European innovation award

Plant Milking technology* revealing the plants potential.
(Photo shot by PAT SA – photo credits: Ambroisine Meignant – Compagnons Photographes)
*Patented technology from Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT)>Rootness Awake, Clariant’s advanced and powerful active ingredient, that fights under-eye circles and eye bags, has won gold in the Environment and Actives categories of the BSB Innovation Awards, a prestigious European prize with a proud 20-year history.

Clariant completes acquisition of BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets

Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of BASF’s U.S. based Attapulgite business assets for USD 60 million in cash. Structured as an asset deal, the transaction includes the transfer of land as well as mining rights, the processing facility, and inventories, which will be integrated into Clariant’s Functional Minerals business. The finalized deal also includes an agreement for the long-term supply of attapulgite-based products to BASF. The transaction will improve the EBITDA margin profile of Clariant’s Business Area Natural Resources while supporting the company’s path towards reaching its 2025 targets.

Clariant Oil Services expands EMEA Footprint and launches state-of-the-art Technical Center ahead of ADIPEC 2022

Clariant’s global innovation team using state-of-the-art equipment at the EMEA Technical Center.Clariant Oil Services – a leading supplier of specialty oilfield production chemicals and services to the oil and gas industry – announced its expansion in the Middle East with the launch of its state-of-the-art facility for advanced oil and gas solutions. Located in the Dubai Science Park (DSP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the EMEA Technical Center will leverage the latest technologies and more sustainable oilfield chemicals. The regional hub will give customers in major oil producing countries access to Clariant’s global innovation team and address three competencies: corrosion, Fluid separation, and flow assurance.

Clariant unveils top ingredients for beauty products at leading trade events in Asia

ClariantWhether it’s skincare or haircare products that have the consumers’ heads turned at the post-COVID era, Clariant’s dedicated lines of active and sustainable ingredients are bring the most out of beauty formulations for hair and scalp well-being. Visitors to the upcoming Indonesia Cosmetic Ingredients (ICI) and in-cosmetics Asia exhibitions held on October 25-27 in Jakarta and November 1-3 in Bangkok respectively will get the chance to learn how Clariant’s leading ingredients will help their formulations achieve outstanding results.

Clariant opens global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals in Dubai

Clariant opens new Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals to develop solutions for the processing of decarbonization minerals.Clariant Mining Solutions will open a dedicated global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals (CCDM) at the Dubai Science Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on October 25, 2022. This laboratory is designed to meet the increasing global demand for solutions to process decarbonization minerals more efficiently.

Clariant unveils portfolio for purifying pyrolysis oil derived from mixed plastic waste

HDMax series catalysts © Clariant. Driven by its vision to enable a circular economy, Clariant launched an innovative portfolio of flexible, custom solutions for the emerging market of chemical plastics recycling.

Clariant announces further investment in new China flame retardants facility for E-mobility and E&E applications

Plans are ready for the second flame retardant line at Daya Bay.Clariant will create a second production line at its new CHF 60 million state of the art facility for Exolit OP halogen-free flame retardants currently under construction in Daya Bay, China. This additional CHF 40 million investment will further expand access to innovative and sustainable fire protection solutions and related technical expertise to support the significant growth of engineering plastics applications in E-mobility and electrical & electronic segments.