Oil and Gas


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 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.

Clariant introduces new phthalate-free PolyMax® 600 Series performance catalysts for polypropylene

Clariant introduces new phthalate-free PolyMax 600 Series performance catalysts for polypropylene. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant is launching its next-generation phthalate-free olefin polymerization catalysts, expanding its portfolio to include a new offering to meet the most demanding customer toxicity requirements. Developed in partnership with McDermott’s Lummus Novolen® Technology, the new PolyMax 600 Series catalysts answer the market’s increasing need for safer polypropylene solutions.

Clariant’s ShiftMax® 300 MTS catalyst delivers excellent performance at BHCC hydrogen unit in Zhejiang, China

The hydrogen production unit of Zhejiang Baling Hengyi Caprolactam Co Ltd (BHCC), located in the Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou in Zhejiang, China. 
(Photo: Clariant)The partnership between Clariant and Shanghai Huaxi is off to a successful start. Since the establishment of their strategic alliance in late January of 2018, the two companies took on a major joint project to enhance the hydrogen production unit of Zhejiang Baling Hengyi Caprolactam Co Ltd (BHCC), located in the Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou in Zhejiang, China.

Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts selected by Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) for another PDH plant in the Middle East

Clariant’s high-performance CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation catalysts. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts have been selected by Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC), a joint venture between Advanced Petrochemical Company (APC) and SK Group, to build a PDH facility in the Middle East. Clariant’s CATOFIN catalysts were selected due to the excellent performance and reliability of APC’s existing propylene plant in Saudi Arabia.

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