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Clariant Proceeds with Azo Pigments & Pigment Preparations Plants' Capacity Expansion in India

Published on 2013-07-31. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is proceeding with a 50% expansion in capacity at its Azo pigments and pigment preparations plants in Roha, India, underlining the company's commitment to provide customers in the region with high quality products specifically tailored to their needs. This recently approved investment will also enhance the capabilities and output at the site in a sustainable manner by reducing energy consumption and expanding the range of low VOC-containing Pigments Preparations offered to the market.

These latest investments are intended to support the strong market growth in India. They also mark another step in Clariant's efforts to enhance its on-the-ground presence and offer more intimate customer service to customers in the emerging Indian and Asian markets. A new upgraded technical service laboratory for pigments has now commenced operations at its Cuddalore site (Tamil Nadu). Clariant is also in the process of doubling its marketing and sales organization in India, China and Indonesia throughout 2013.

"Our on-going efforts to strengthen our presence in India are part of a broader commitment to meet growing demand here and in the rest of the region, and to give customers access to high quality, sustainable products and technical support tailored to their local product development needs," comments Marco Cenisio, Senior Vice President & General Manager Business Units Pigments, 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 22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant recorded a turnover of around CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Master batches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments.

Source: Clariant


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