Oil and Gas

Clariant sponsors “Young Scientist Award” at 19th National Congress on Catalysis of China

Shizhong Zhao, Clariant’s Head of Catalyst R&D China, Jens Perregaard, Head of Global Hydrogenation & Custom Catalysts and Academician Hong He, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences present the Young Scientist Award to Prof. Weixin Huang and Dr. Yong Yang. 
(Photo: Clariant)Before the eyes of over 3000 leading experts in catalysis, Prof. Weixin Huang and Dr. Yong Yang were presented the Catalysis Society of China’s “Young Scientist Award” by Shizhong Zhao, Clariant’s Head of Catalyst R&D in China and Jens Perregaard, Head of Global Hydrogenation & Custom Catalysts. The prize recognizes researchers below the age of 45 years for their outstanding contributions to catalyst technology.



Clariant Oil Services launches breakthrough WAXTREAT SubZero Pour Point Depressant technology for cold climate regions at SPE ATCE 2019

Clariant Oil Services launches breakthrough WAXTREAT SubZero Pour Point Depressant technology for cold climate regions at SPE ATCE 2019. 
(Photo: Clariant)Thousands of Oil & Gas professionals will gather at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Canada from September 30 till October 2, where Clariant Oil Services will unveil its new WAXTREAT SubZero Pour Point Depressant (PPD) technology. This novel innovation will help oil production companies, especially operating in cold climate regions, overcome the challenges associated with the transportation of waxy crude oils and the mitigation of wax deposition.

Impressive start for Clariant’s MegaMax® 800 methanol synthesis catalyst in Yinchuan, China

Clariant’s next-generation methanol synthesis catalyst, MegaMax 800, is delivering exceptional performance. 
(Photo: Clariant)Another success story for MegaMax 800. Clariant’s next-generation methanol synthesis catalyst is delivering exceptional performance at the coal-to-liquid plant of China Energy Corporation (CHN Energy) Ningxia Coal Industry Co Ltd (NCIC), located in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China. Installed at the plant in August 2018, MegaMax 800 achieved an anticipated operation load of 102 percent after just two months. The new catalyst’s fast and favorable start is due to its 40 percent higher productivity compared to previous generations.

A first for Oil & Gas: Clariant opens cutting-edge High Throughput Experimentation lab in Houston, US

Clariant's HTE lab is a fast-response-unit for application, discovery and development of optimized formulations for customers in a rapid timeframe. (Photo: Clariant)Clariant has opened its next High Throughput Experimentation (HTE) Laboratory in Houston, Texas - the energy capital of the United States. The location is key as the new facility will be the first of its kind supporting the Oil & Gas industry, offering new and sophisticated solutions for customers. This lab is part of a global Clariant initiative to expand HTE capabilities to all Clariant Business Units, including direct support for Oil Services in North America, the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, Africa and the North Sea.

Clariant to significantly expand production of maleic anhydride catalysts in China

Clariant’s production complex in Panjin, Liaoning province – the location of the expanded state-of-the-art maleic anhydride catalyst plant. 
(Photo: Clariant)Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced it will significantly expand the capacity of its catalysts production facility in Panjin, Liaoning province, Northeast China. A double-digit CHF million investment will further optimize the existing facility and enable the creation of a new state-of-the-art production line for Clariant’s SynDane maleic anhydride (MA) catalyst.