Clariant Starts Up New Additives Production Facilities in China

by swisscham in Engineering, Manufacturing

Clariant AG has opened two new additives facilities in Zhenjiang, China, the Muttenz, Switzerland-based chemicals company announced 20 June. The new facilities, which will be producing synergistic additive solutions AddWorks and micronised waxes Ceridust for plastics, coatings & ink industries, are part of a multi-million-franc investment Clariant announced last year. These will add to the companyÕs offerings of customised solutions for the plastics, coatings & ink industries. ÒThis completed investmentÉ marks our commitment to expand capability and capacity in China, one of the most important strategic markets for Clariant,Ó said Christian Kohlpaintner, member of Clariant’s executive committee, at the opening ceremony. According to Kohlpaintner, the Swiss chemicals giant is now pursuing Òa dedicated strategyÓ aimed at increasing and sharpening the focus on China. The additional local production capacity in China, said Clariant, will allow to provide Òmore tailored solutions at shortened lead timesÓ.

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