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Press Releases from Clariant International Ltd (32 total)

Clariant Innovation Center Cornerstone Laid at Industriepark Höchst for 500 New …

- Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer: Investment brings major benefits - Christian Kohlpaintner: 100 million euros to provide optimal conditions for sustainable, successful research Muttenz / Frankfurt, February 29, 2012 - The cornerstone of the new 100-million-euro Clariant Innovation Center was officially laid during a ceremony today at the Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt. Attending the event were Hessen State Finance Minister Thomas Schäfer; Clariant Executive Committee member Christian Kohlpaintner; and Ulrich Ott, Managing

Clariant successfully issues EUR 500 million Eurobond

Muttenz, January 17, 2012 – Today, Clariant successfully priced an Eurobond transaction of EUR 500 million with a tenor of 5 years, issued by Clariant Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and guaranteed by Clariant Ltd. The fixed rate notes with a minimum denomination of EUR 100,000 and a final coupon of 5 ⅝ % p.a. are maturing on January 24, 2017. The orderbook was significantly oversubscribed on the back of strong investor demand.

Clariant’s EasyWhite Tan process — leaner, cleaner and safer

Muttenz, November 14, 2011 - Specialty chemicals expert Clariant is offering tanners the first viable scientific and commercial option to traditional tanning methods in some 125 years with the global launch of EasyWhite Tan. The first major advance since the advent of chrome-based tanning revolutionized the industry back in the late 1800s, the new EasyWhite Tan process delivers a ground-breaking alternative to conventional methods based on metals (such as chrome, which

Clariant Strengthens Presence in China with Opening of its First Ethoxylation Pl …

Muttenz/ Shanghai, November 1, 2011 - Clariant, the Swiss leading specialty chemicals company, announced the inauguration of its ethoxylation plant in Daya Bay at Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China today. The plant not only benefits customers with local production but also brings global know-how and technology in product development to the local market. Construction of the plant is pivotal to Clariant’s global strategy on further developing the emerging markets. The plant in

Clariant strengthens Asian presence

 New Singapore Headquarters for South East Asia & Pacific  New Textile Chemicals Headquarters and application lab  First Asian Clariant ethoxylation plant in Dayabay, China Muttenz/Singapore, November 1, 2011 - The Swiss-based specialty chemicals company Clariant announces the opening of its new Regional Headquarters for South East Asia & Pacific and its new Global Textile Chemicals headquarters, both located in Singapore. Today Clariant is also celebrating the inauguration of its newly built ethoxylation plant

Clariant relocates Textile Chemicals BU Headquarters to Singapore to align with …

Muttenz/Singapore, November 1, 2011 - Specialty chemicals company Clariant today officially inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore. Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile application technology lab to Singapore. The lab will be the main application development facility for all new products developed globally by Clariant’s Textile Chemicals BU. Clariant is a leading manufacturer of a

Operationally on track, Süd-Chemie on target

Solid operational performance with differentiated demand picture from business to business, strong headwind from currencies; Catalysis & Energy with the expected pick-up in sales. Q3 sales up 25% in local currency and 9% in Swiss francs, driven by acquisitions and higher sales prices. Q3 EBITDA before exceptional items at CHF 216 million, down from CHF 232 million in the previous-year period, negative currency impact of CHF 73 million. Q3 EBITDA margin before exceptional

Clariant acquires Oberhausen Technology Center (OTC)

 Acquisition is part of company strategy to develop and strengthen ICS portfolio  Clariant gains technological expertise in new formulation technologies and delivery systems to serve customer needs in the consumer care market Muttenz, October 26, 2011 – The Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant has acquired German company Oberhausen Technology Center (OTC) to further strengthen its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit (ICS). Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed. The

Clariant successfully places EUR 365 million of certificates of indebtedness

Muttenz, October 14, 2011 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today the issuance of totally EUR 365 million in the German market for certificates of indebtedness (“Schuldschein”). The four certificates have a term of 3 years (EUR 242 million) respectively 4.5 years (EUR 123 million) each with fix or float coupons. The interest to be paid for the certificates of indebtedness is based on six months Euribor

Clariant sells its Polysilazane coatings business

Muttenz, 4 October 2011 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the sale of its Polysilazane coatings business including the production site in India to AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) for a consideration of approximately EUR 4 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Clariant retains the exclusive right to develop and use Polysilazanes for composite materials and ceramics. Clariant will continue its development in the area of

Clariant initiates squeeze-out process for Süd-Chemie

Muttenz, 24 June 2011 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that it has initiated the squeeze-out procedure to acquire all of the remaining shares of Süd-Chemie AG from minority shareholders according to the German Public Company Act (“Aktiengesetz” § 327a). After expiry of the mandatory public offer on June 14, Clariant now owns 11 679 449 shares of Süd-Chemie AG, corresponding to 98.64% of the share

Clariant further expands operating margin

• Sales up 5% in local currencies on price increases, down 6% in CHF • EBITDA margin before exceptional items at 16.1% compared to 12.9% in the previous year • EBIT margin before exceptional items rose to 13.4% from 10.1% in Q1 2010 • Positive cash flow from operations of CHF 17 million • Net income of CHF 120 million compared to CHF 10 million a year ago • Süd-Chemie acquisition closed, integration process initiated; consolidation as of 21 April

Clariant Annual General Meeting Approves Capital Increase for Süd-Chemie Acquis …

Muttenz, March 31, 2011 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that the 16th Annual General Meeting adopted each of the resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. 515 shareholders, representing roughly 31% of the share capital recorded in Clariant's share register attended the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on March 31, 2011 in Basel. The AGM approved the Annual Report of the company and discharged the corporate bodies

Clariant announces price increases for Detergents & Intermediates

Muttenz, 31 March 2011 – Clariant's Business Unit Detergents & Intermediates announces a minimum 10% price increase for its TAED, Hostapur® SAS, Glyoxal, Glyoxylic Acid and Oxalic Acid product lines. The adjustments, which will become effective immediately or as contracts allow, reflect accelerating raw material costs which can no longer be absorbed by the Business. Clariant’s customers will be contacted individually regarding the specifics of the price increases as they apply

Clariant launches new ED Pigments for decorative and industrial paint applicatio …

Muttenz, 30 March 2011 – Colorant and paint producers can take advantage of easy, uniform dispersion for more colors than ever before with Clariant’s launch of new Easily Dispersible (ED) Pigments at the European Coatings Show 2011. The addition of three new pigments to Clariant’s existing range of Easily Dispersible pigments for water-based decorative pigment dispersions – the EDW range – is a major step towards completion of the whole color

Clariant launches multifunctional dispersing agent for universal pigment dispers …

Muttenz, 30 March 2011 – Clariant launches Dispersogen® ECS – a one-product answer to achieving pigment pastes with highly-effective dispersion in both waterborne and solvent-borne coatings. Unveiled at European Coatings Show 2011, Dispersogen ECS is a complexity-reducing dispersing agent for universal pigment preparations used in the tinting of paints and coatings. Its good compatibility with aqueous and solvent-borne coatings means manufacturers can use the same one product for waterborne colorants made with

Clariant gives magic touch to efficiency-focused innovations at ECS 2011

Booth 7-422 European Coatings Show 2011 March 29-31, 2011 Nuremberg, Germany Muttenz, 29 March 2011 – Clariant inspires European Coatings Show 2011 visitors with the benefits of its full spectrum of new and cutting-edge colorants and additives innovations under the motto: “Easy to Handle, Magic to See”. Designed to optimize manufacturers’ processing convenience, and meet the latest market and aesthetic trends across the complete color circle, Clariant’s pigments, additives, and wetting and dispersing agents are

Clariant’s Paper Business to raise prices

Muttenz, 29 March 2011 – Clariant’s Business Unit Paper, a leading supplier of Optical Brighteners, Colorants and Chemicals to the Paper industry, announces price increases across its product portfolio. The adjustments, which take immediate effect, are necessary to recover significant on-going cost inflation in raw materials, labor, energy and transportation. Price increases of 8% will affect all product groups and as contracts allow. Selected individual products will experience higher increases due

Clariant Masterbatches appoints regulatory and ISO 13485 expert to Medical and P …

Muttenz, 22 March 2011 – Clariant Masterbatches reaffirms its commitment to the unique needs of its medical device and pharmaceutical packaging customers with the appointment of a dedicated global regulatory and ISO 13485 manager to its new Medical and Pharmaceutical segment. Dr. Gunther Luebke will be responsible for the ISO 13485 quality system and overseeing the specific regulatory requirements across Clariant’s three sector-dedicated ISO 13485 certified global sites in Lewiston (ME)

Aviation de-icing acquisition to expand Clariant’s North American capabilities

 Clariant acquires Octagon Process LLC  Transaction benefits include expanded geographic footprint, improved reliability of supply, logistical and sourcing strengths  Expansion complements companies’ existing business, offers growth in “greener” deicing alternatives and enhanced technological innovation  Terms of transaction not disclosed Muttenz, 21 March 2011 – Clariant, a leading supplier of de-icers for aircraft and runways in Europe, is expanding its capabilities in the North American de-icer market by acquiring Octagon Process LLC, a privately-held company

Users of Advanced Medical Polymers Gain Controlled, Consistent, Compliant Color …

Muttenz, 9 March 2011 – Manufacturers of medical devices and packaging who choose newer plastic materials like Eastman Tritan™ co-polyester and TOPAS® cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) now have readily available color options that are pretested and compliant with key standards governing materials used in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Available under the new Clariant Masterbatches brand name MEVOPUR®, these color concentrates and pre-color compounds are produced under specially controlled conditions in

Protection – be safe and be certain – the technical textiles industry can co …

Techtextil, Frankfurt May 24-26, 2011 Stand 3.0 B33 Muttenz, 4 March 2011 – ‘Performance that protects – Protection that performs’ is Clariant’s key theme for the 2011 Techtextil show which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 24-26. In many instances, technical textiles are about protection – whether for people, for vehicles, for buildings or for the environment. Clariant has the advanced solutions to ensure that these materials provide exactly what’s needed when it’s

Clariant Oil Services to Launch VeriTrax® at CORROSION 2011

Integrated Chemical Delivery and Data Management System Reduces Operating Cost, Increases Efficiency and Improves Customer Service Houston, Texas (USA), 02 March 2011 – Specialty chemicals expert Clariant’s Oil Services business will introduce its VeriTrax® Automated Data Exchange system, an integrated chemical delivery and data management system for providing production chemicals to the oil and gas industry, at NACE CORROSION 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, March

Clariant’s Masterbatches Business increases prices

Muttenz, 23 February 2011 – The Masterbatches Business Unit of Clariant, a leading masterbatches player globally, announces global price increases for most of its products. The price adjustments are necessary to compensate for rising oil prices and significant cost increases for all masterbatch- relevant raw materials. "We have absorbed significant cost increases through production optimization and other efficiency-increasing measures, but we have now reached the limit of what we can do

Clariant Masterbatches Establishes Dedicated Medical and Pharmaceutical Global S …

Muttenz, 23 February 2011 – Clariant has established a global Medical and Pharmaceutical segment within its Masterbatches Business Unit to further strengthen its dedicated support for customers in these highly-demanding markets. Headed by Stephen Duckworth, Head of Global Market Segment Medical and Pharmaceutical, the new group will manage the development, production, marketing and technical support for Clariant’s MEVOPUR® color masterbatches and custom performance compounds, which are manufactured exclusively for medical and

Clariant plans acquisition of Süd-Chemie AG

• Accelerating profitable growth • Addition of future technologies with high growth potential • Enterprise value of EUR 2.0 billion (CHF 2.5 billion) • Family shareholders convert Süd-Chemie shares into Clariant shares Muttenz, February 16, 2011 – Clariant AG is planning the acquisition of a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG and has thereto signed a contract with the majority shareholders. As part of the planned transaction, still subject to clearance by competent merger control authorities, Clariant has

Comar to move to Infrapark® Baselland

Muttenz, February 3, 2011 – Comar Chemicals (Pty) Ltd will establish a second production site for its organo metallic catalysts and nano-particle chemicals at Clariant’s new “Infrapark® Baselland” in Muttenz, Switzerland during the course of 2011. This plant will service European and other overseas customers of Comar Chemicals (Pty) Ltd (“Comar”). Within Infrapark® Baselland, Comar will utilize a multi-storey modern production building that has a footprint of approximately 1200 m2. A

Clariant and bluesign® at ispo 2011 in Munich

A responsible partnership – acting globally with a holistic approach More than 500 Clariant products approved by bluesign Muttenz / Frankfurt, 2 February 2011 – For the first time, the Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant will take part in the “ispo” trade fair from February 6 to February 9, 2011 in Munich. Together with other bluesign® partners, the Clariant booth (Entry West, EW.01) will be present at the ispo bluesign summit. Clariant has

Clariant gives magic touch to trend-addressing innovations at ECS 2011

Booth 7-422 European Coatings Show 2011 March 29-31, 2011 Nurnberg, Germany Muttenz, February 1, 2011 - Clariant will inspire European Coatings Show 2011 visitors with the benefits of its full spectrum of new and cutting-edge colorants and additives innovations under the motto: “Easy to Handle, Magic to See”. Designed to address manufacturers’ demands for more processing convenience, and end-products with a focus on safety and ecology, Clariant’s pigments, additives, and wetting and dispersing agents are

Clariant Builds Innovation Center in Frankfurt

 More than 50 million Euros for global innovation center  500 jobs in an innovative office and laboratory concept  CEO Kottmann: Clariant to become an innovation leader in its areas Muttenz / Frankfurt, 15 December 2010 – Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant is planning to expand its global research and development (R&D) activities at its site in Frankfurt, Germany. The new, 23,000 square meter “Clariant Innovation Center” is due to be completed by the

New Head of Group Communications & Investor Relations

Muttenz, December 6, 2010 – Clariant has decided to consolidate the functions “Group Communications” and “Investor Relations” into one single department “Group Communications & Investor Relations”. Ulrich Steiner, currently Head of Investor Relations, has been appointed Head of Group Communications & Investor Relations as of January 1, 2011. In his role as Head of Group Communications & Investor Relations, Ulrich Steiner will directly report to the Chief Executive Officer. The functional

Head of Group Communications to leave Clariant

Muttenz, November 1, 2010 - Arnd Wagner, Head of Group Communications, has made the decision to leave Clariant as of the end of 2010. Over the past years Arnd Wagner has made an essential contribution with regards to the construction and direction of Group Communications, and in positioning the business in the media and public. In addition he was responsible for the communication around the restructuring and consolidation of Clariant. With