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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The Moleculist Blog

Clariant’s SynDane® catalyst chosen for Wanhua’s new world-scale maleic anhydride plant

At Wanhua’s headquarters in Yantai: Jason Zhao, Clariant’s Head of Catalyst R&D China (3rd from left), Henry Huang, Clariant’s 
Head of Sales Catalysts Specialty Chemicals China (4th fr. l.), Li Dong, Wanhua’s Procurement Manager Specialties (5th fr. l.), Darren Soo, Clariant Additives’ Head of Sales Asia (6th fr. l.), Andy Walti, Clariant’s Head of Region China & APAC (7th fr. l.), Xaver Karsunke, Head of Sales Emission Control, Oxidation, Zeolites at Clariant (3rd from right), Mu Hongrun, Wanhua’s Procurement Manager Specialty Catalysts (1st fr. r.). © ClariantClariant has been awarded a major contract by Wanhua Chemical Group to supply catalysts for its new maleic anhydride plant, which will be one of the largest in the world. Designed to produce 200 kilotons of maleic anhydride annually, the plant will rely on Clariant’s SynDane catalyst for the production process. The facility will be located in Yantai city, Shandong province, and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023. Also based in Yantai, Wanhua is one of the largest chemical producers in China and is among the top 30 chemical producers globally by 2020 sales.

Clariant’s new Dispersogen® Flex 100: now the only choice for superior and sustainable pigment preparations

Dispersogen Flex 100 dispersing agent.Clariant, a leading global provider of specialty chemicals, has launched its first universal polymeric dispersing agent for high quality pigment preparations that can incorporate organic and inorganic pigments and can be used for all types of water-based paint systems. In addition, waterborne pigment preparations with Dispersogen Flex 100 can also be compatible with solvent-borne base paint systems.

Discover Clariant’s biodegradable microplastic-free opacifier for shampoo and liquid soaps

Discover Clariant’s biodegradable microplastic-free opacifier for shampoo and liquid soaps.Clariant now offers a natural-derived, readily biodegradable opacifier to support Personal Care formulators in minimizing the impact of shampoos, conditioners, handwashes and other rinse-off shower and bath products on marine and river life. New Plantasens OP 95 is a microplastic-free option which delivers powerful opacifying performance even at low concentrations, for a creamy white appearance with luxurious, caring consumer appeal for shampoos and liquid soaps.

Unique value chain collaboration “Design4Circularity” achieves first circular cosmetics packaging concept

Unique value chain collaboration “Design4Circularity” achieves first circular cosmetics packaging concept.Moving circular plastic packaging forward. In a first and unique collaboration for the Personal Care industry, Clariant, Siegwerk, Borealis, and Beiersdorf are combining expertise to tackle the challenge of creating recyclable consumer packaging, based on 100% retrieved plastic packaging waste, for cosmetics applications. The pioneering initiative, named "Design4Circularity", is providing innovations and insights for the different design aspects to encourage others to also follow design for circularity principles.

Pre K 2022 press kit

ClariantClariant additives for plastics - For a greater between

Progressing circularity, the bio-economy, climate protection – these top priorities for the plastics industry are ours too. At K 2022 discover how we’re partnering up on the challenges of closing plastic and packaging cycles, reducing carbon footprint and emissions, and encouraging responsible resource consumption.

Clariant empowers personal care industry to make natural ingredient choices

The BeautyForward Nº6 digital calculator makes it easy for formulators to select low fossil-carbon ingredients and give beauty consumers greater transparency on plant-based products.Gain much-needed clarity on ingredient and formulation naturality with BeautyForward 6. Clariant today unveils its ground-breaking digital tool, to ease the research and selection of natural ingredients for personal care formulations.

Clariant and Lummus awarded contract for one of the world’s largest PDH units

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalyst is tailor-made for the production of propylene via CATOFIN technology.Clariant and its process partner Lummus have been awarded a major contract by Fujian Meide to supply CATOFIN technology and catalysts for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Fuzhou, China. Already operating one PDH unit at its Fuzhou petrochemical complex, Fujian Meide is now building one of the largest PDH units in the world and has selected the CATOFIN process and catalysts for the project’s second phase. The new unit will produce 900,000 metric tons of propylene annually and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023.

Illuminate eye contours with new Clariant active Rootness® Awake from soil-free cultivated plant power

Rootness Awake comes from roots of sweet potatoes grown in aeroponic cultures. 
Foto: Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT)Reduce dark circles and under-eye bag formation with the help of the latest Premium Root Power skincare active from Clariant Natural Ingredients. Launched today, Rootness Awake is an enriched extract of inflammation-fighting compounds obtained from sustainably-grown Ipomoea batatas (sweet potato) roots. It offers science-backed efficacy in reducing discoloration and ensuring firmness, promoting a revitalized more youthful eye contour.

Clariant increases prices across its Catalysts business portfolio

Effective immediately, or as contracts permit, Clariant will implement price increases across its Catalysts portfolio.

Be a Beauty Wizard! Rediscover the powers of nature with Clariant Natural Ingredients

Beauty Wizard invites consumers to reconnect with their inner selves with two new beauty ritual propositions, shifting their beauty habits towards slow wellbeing habits.Beauty Wizard rituals from Clariant Active Ingredients. Highly-effective nature-based cosmetic ingredients and traditional activities combine in two new propositions to encourage slow wellbeing habits amid skyrocketing stress levels.

Clariant’s Beyond Color additives elevate possibilities for high-performing sustainable coatings

Clariant’s Beyond Color additives elevate possibilities for high-performing sustainable coatings.At American Coatings Show (ACS) 2022, Clariant is prioritizing sustainability Beyond Color to support the creation of more sustainable innovations for industrial and consumer coatings products. Visit Clariant at Booth 2846 to explore the latest multifunctional additives that are driving the industry’s transition, from new renewable carbon-based ingredients to non-halogenated next-level fire protection.

Discover Galactinol Advanced the biomimetic booster of skin resilience

Resurrection plants: uniquely equipped for survival.Prepare skin to face up to increasing environmental stress with new bio-inspired active Galactinol Advanced. Clariant Natural Ingredients takes inspiration from the hardiness of resurrection plants in its new, responsibly-obtained active which is proven to innovatively enhance skin resilience and improve elasticity, firmness, and wrinkles.