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Clariant Inaugurates New Site in Colombia

Published on 2008-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

San Paulo -- Clariant has officially opened a new specialty chemicals manufacturing in Cota, Colombia producing a broad range of specialty chemicals and masterbatches. The facility represents an investment of approximately USD15 million and employs 218 people.

Clariant's Chief Executive Officer, Jan Secher, who led the inauguration ceremony at Cota commented: "Colombia is not only an important market for us but also an attractive production location with favorable conditions. Clariant sees good growth potential in Colombia, in particular in the oil services and mining area." In 2007 Clariant also strengthened its masterbatches and oil service capabilities in Colombia by acquiring MasterAndino, one of the country's largest masterbatches supplier, and Toschem, a leading supplier of chemicals for the oil and water treatment industry.

About Clariant:

Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant is committed to sustainable growth springing from its own innovative strength. Clariant's innovative products play a key role in its customers' manufacturing and treatment processes or else add value to their end products. The company's success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers to develop innovative, efficient solutions.

Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies, employs around 21,000 people. Headquartered in Muttenz near Basel, it generated sales of CHF 8.5 billion in 2007. Clariant's businesses are organized in four divisions: Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals, Pigments & Additives, Masterbatches and Functional Chemicals. The Pigments & Additives Division offers a wide range of high-quality organic pigments, pigment preparations, dyes, and additives for industrial and automotive coatings, decorative paints, printing inks, plastics, and specialized applications, such as cosmetics, detergents, and agro.

Source: Clariant


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