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Clariant and Eastman announce agrochemical collaboration 

Clariant and Eastman announce agrochemical collaboration.
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Eastman Chemical Company, a global advanced materials and specialty additives company, are proud to announce an exclusive cooperation agreement for the distribution of Eastman’s Tamisolve NxG solvent, an innovative, low-tox, and highly effective solvent for the agrochemical industry.

Clariant to increase Ethylene Oxide capacity at Gendorf 

Clariant Gendorf (Germany) production plant with storage tanks and EO plant in the background. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today the expansion of the capacity of its ethylene oxide (EO) unit in Gendorf, Germany. The investment positions Clariant to continue its successful development of innovative EO-based specialties to support a wide range of industries, such as personal and home care, crop solutions, and industrial applications. No further details of the investment will be disclosed.

Perstorp to invest €14+ million in Feed & Food

Perstorp Feed & Food expands, VP Roger Mann: ‘Society calls for sustainable next generation solutions’.
(Photo: Perstorp)Establishing satellite production units in Asia and the Americas to be closer to these markets and customers. Significantly increasing manpower resources in R&D, regulatory affairs, supply chain, operations, marketing and sales. Expanding the plant in the Netherlands… Perstorp Group firmly invests in the Feed & Food Business Area. The goal: boosting next generation solutions for gut health and preservation. Executive Vice president Roger Mann: ‘Consumer demands favor next generation solutions such as the ones we provide. Perstorp has seen this potential. Enlarging our presence allows us to meet these demands.’

A spectacle for the senses at EuroTier: Perstorp’s True North 3D experience

Find your True North at Perstorp’s stand C29 in hall 23 at EuroTier. (Photo: Perstorp)Appealing, thought provoking, innovative… Perstorp treats its customers to a unique experience at EuroTier. Sound and music artist Simon Kirk: “we wanted to engage all the visitor’s senses. The threat that is lurking for our industry needs to be truly and deeply felt. This experience really involves people.”

Perstorp appoints Jim Ren as Vice President for Feed & Food in Asia Pacific

Perstorp appoints Jim Ren as Vice President for Feed & Food in Asia Pacific. 
(Photo: Perstorp)Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp has appointed Jim Ren as Vice President - Asia Pacific Region, responsible for the company’s Feed & Food Business Area. Ren, who joined Perstorp on October 1, reports directly to Perstorp Feed & Food Executive Vice President Roger Mann.

Groundbreaking for Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania 

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new sunliquid plant in Craiova/Romania (from left to right): Urs Herren, Ambassador of Swiss Confederation, Claudiu Mares, State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Anton Anton, Minister of Energy, Paula Pîrvănescu, State Secretary at the Ministry of Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee Clariant, Ion Prioteasa, Dolj County Council President, Philippe Mengal, Executive Director BBI JU, Constantin Gheorghita, Mayor of Podari, Oliver Kinkel, Head of Region Europe Clariant, Dragos Gavriluta, Clariant Project Director sunliquid Romania, Markus Rarbach, Head of Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant, Martin Vollmer, Chief Technology Officer Clariant. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today officially started construction of the first large-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues. At the flagship facility, the sunliquid technology developed by the company is being used on an industrial scale for the first time. The occasion was marked with a traditional groundbreaking ceremony in Podari near Craiova in southwestern Romania, which was attended by official representatives of the Romanian government, the Swiss Ambassador Urs Herren, and a Clariant representation headed by Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee.

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