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Clariant Opens New Innovation Center in Frankfurt.

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Switzerland / Germany – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is officially opening its new EUR 100 million Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) in Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s new global hub for Research & Development (R&D) is based at the “Industriepark Höchst.” It will be the home of Clariant’s competence centers in chemical research and […]

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Clariant Plans to Sell Leather Services Business to Stahl. Stahl Holdings B.V.

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Featured News  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced that it plans to sell its Leather Services business to Stahl. Stahl Holdings B.V., majority-owned by Wendel Group, is a Dutch company providing high quality chemicals, dyes and coatings

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Clariant Performance Well on Target After Solid Third Quarter.

By   /  October 31, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – CEO Hariolf Kottmann: “Clariant achieved a solid performance in the first nine months of 2013 as most businesses developed favorably under continuing challenging economic conditions around the globe. Good progress has been made in the repositioning of the business portfolio, with the divestment of underperforming businesses nearing completion.

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Clariant Divests Detergents & Intermediates Business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG).

By   /  October 16, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has signed an agreement to divest its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). The total consideration of the sale amounts to CHF 58 million, out of which 20 million will be in cash at closing. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

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Clariant Adds Substance to Sustainability.

By   /  October 11, 2013  /  Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – For those working in the global leather industry, sustainability and the environment take on added importance as it is the tanning industry that converts the by-product of the agricultural and meat industry into a valued product. While the food industry ensures a sustained flow of the by-product for tanneries, at the same time it […]

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Clariant Brings New Houdry® Dehydrogenation Catalyst Capacity On-Stream.

By   /  October 10, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has successfully expanded production capacity for Houdry® dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville/Kentucky, USA plant. The double-digit million Swiss francs debottlenecking investment will support increasing demand for Houdry catalysts driven mainly by shale gas development.

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Clariant Acquires the Organic Pigment Business of Jiangsu Multicolor and Announces Investment in New Plant in China.

By   /  October 2, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Switzerland / China –  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC) based in Jiangsu Province, PRC. JMC is a leading supplier of several types of high performance pigments and pigment preparations in China.

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Clariant Closes Sale of Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions Businesses.

By   /  October 1, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Siwtzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced the closing of the sale of its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. Starting 1 October 2013, the three former Clariant businesses are now operating under the name Archroma. After some adjustments for working capital and for the lower operational performance […]

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SK Capital Announces New Archroma Leadership Team.

By   /  September 14, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

New York, United States – SK Capital, a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors, is expected to close the acquisition of the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses from Clariant at the end of September, 2013. Upon the closing of the transaction, the three divisions […]

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Clariant Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

By   /  September 13, 2013  /  Chemicals & Dyes  /  No Comments

Muttenz, Switzerland – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was included today in the European Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In taking this step the analysts of RobecoSAM have confirmed that when it comes to sustainability, Clariant is among the leading companies in the chemical industry. In order to be listed in the DJSI, the […]

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