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Clariant Expands Capacity for its Mowilith® Emulsions by 35% in South American Paint & Coating Market

Published on 2011-06-09. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant, a leader in chemical specialties, with consolidated expertise in polymer emulsions and technical know-how in applications and innovative solutions development, has scaled-up production capacity for its Mowilith® emulsions by 35%. The additional capacity is especially intended for its wide-ranging line of copolymers and terpolymers.

The investment will also enable the unit to enhance its portfolio with new products offering commercial and technical benefits for customers. Clariant will incorporate into its production, among others, a line of elastomeric terpolymers and new alternatives for emulsions to solvent varnishes and enamels.

"The introduction of our new products, with their commercial and technical benefits, will support our customers in both expanding their current business activities and in exploring new areas", highlights the director and global head of Business Unit Emulsions, Sven Schultheis. "Clariant is one of the companies with the greatest versatility on the market to produce emulsions obtained from a variety of monomer systems. We have a strong tradition in this business: under the Mowilith® brand, we have been creating innovative emulsions for almost one hundred years", said the executive.

"Market demand has been growing constantly and Clariant is committed to keeping up with this growth, providing its customers with customized solutions supported by our global Research & Development network", said Guillermo Bruno, Business Unit Emulsions Manager for Clariant Argentina. He also says that the expansion, besides meeting the domestic demand, will also benefit Uruguay and Paraguay markets, which are served by this industrial plant.

Adding value

Clariant Business Unit Emulsions goods and services are based on chemical specialties that play crucial roles in its customers' processing and manufacturing processes, thus resulting in properties that add value to their end products.

Built in 1986, the Argentina plant manufactures a wide range of copolymer and terpolymer emulsions that provide peerless performance in terms of abrasion, alkaline and UV resistance, as well as stronger binding power, among other benefits.

The Business Unit Emulsions, headquartered in Brazil, São Paulo, has operations and manufacturing facilities in 14 countries, relying on innovative technologies for emulsions designed for paints and coatings, construction, adhesives, textile, leather and paper that add value to the end products of several industry segments.

Mowilith® is a registered trademark of Clariant.

About Clariant

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16,200 employees as of December 31, 2010. In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of CHF 7 billion. Clariant is divided into ten business units: Additives; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.

Source: Clariant

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