Clariant and Chemtex Partner to Boost Biofuel Production in China

Clariant’s Business Line Biofuels and Derivatives announced that a strategic partnership has been formed with Chemtex Global Corporation for the realization of second-generation biofuel projects. Under the partnership, the two parties will collaborate to market and sell Clariant’s sunliquid technology licenses, as well as services and supplies for advanced biofuel plants in China. As the … Read more

European Commission Fines Ethylene Cartel Orbia, Clariant, Celanese $296 Million

The European Commission has fined Orbia, Clariant and Celanese a total of € 260 million ($296 million) for breaching EU antitrust rules. Westlake was not fined as it revealed the cartel to the Commission. The companies took part in a cartel concerning purchases on the ethylene merchant market. They colluded to buy ethylene for the … Read more

Clariant Collaborates with Ineratec to Develop Renewable Fuels, Chemicals

Munich, July 9, 2020 – 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 … Read more

PolyOne Completes Clariant Masterbatch Acquisition

PolyOne Corporation, a leading global provider of specialized polymer solutions, has completed its purchase of the color masterbatch businesses of Clariant and Clariant Chemicals India Ltd.  PolyOne also announced that it has changed its name and will now be called Avient. “We proudly welcome our newest associates and valued customers from Clariant Masterbatch.  They are … Read more

Clariant Supplies Sanitiser Solutions, Relief in India – COVID-19

Clariant India said it has been making sanitiser solutions from its facilities in India. Clariant’s sites across Roha (Maharashtra); Bonthapally (Telangana); Rania, Vadodara and Cuddalore (Tamil Nadu) are commited to supply the necessary products that are required for the healthcare facilities, the company said in a statement. Clariant’s site in Cuddalore has produced a total … Read more

Clariant Restarts Partial Operations in India- COVID – 19

Clariant Chemicals India Limited announced that it has restarted operations at its production facilities in the country, following the partial relaxations from COVID – 19 related Nationwide Lockdown by Government of India. Clariant’s production facilities situated in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are back in partial operation with limited capacity and will continue with partial … Read more

Clariant and Floreon Collaberate to Develop Higher-Performance Biopolymers

Clariant and Floreon-Transforming Packaging Limited announced a new collaboration to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers. By combining the benefits of Clariant’s additives with Floreon’s proprietary material solutions, the partnership aims to open up additional opportunities for plastic manufacturers and brand owners to consider biopolymers as a viable, low-carbon alternative to … Read more

SABIC Increases Its Stake in Clariant to 31.5%

SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation) said on Tuesday that it had raised its stake in specialty chemicals maker Clariant. The state-owned company now owns 31.5% in Clariant, up from 24.99% previously, it said in a filing. The increase in stake holding was just short of the one-third ownership that would trigger a mandatory offer for … Read more

PolyOne to Acqure Clariant Masterbatches in $1.45B Deal

PolyOne Corp. announced that it had made a deal with Clariant AG to buy its masterbatches business for $1.45 billion. The deal is set for completion in the third quarter of 2020. The transaction values the Clariant business at $1.56 billion, representing roughly 11.1 times the annual earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA). … Read more

Clariant mulls $1.5B Masterbatches sale to PolyOne

Clariant AG is in talks to sell its masterbatch unit to U.S. specialty materials maker PolyOne Corp., according to a report by Bloomberg. Clariant has been seeking about $1.5 billion for its Masterbatches business, which makes colorants and optical brighteners for polymers, according to the report. While discussions with PolyOne are the most advanced, the … Read more

Clariant, Sabic Talks on Specialties JV Collapse, Clariant to Divest Masterbatches

Clariant and SABIC have agreed to temporarily suspend the discussions on the intended business combination High Performance Materials (HPM), consisting of Clariant’s Additives and high value Masterbatches and parts of SABIC’s Specialties business. The JV talks with Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) had been shelved due to differences over price, which comes as a further setback … Read more

Clariant-Wuxi Xiyuan to Provide Formaldehyde Tech to Chinese Cos

Clariant today announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short … Read more