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Clariant to Exhibit Ceridust® & Licocene® Waxes for Powder Coatings at Brasilplast & Chinaplas

Published on 2011-05-16. Author : SpecialChem

MUTTENZ -- Clariant's commitment to support customers in emerging markets with the latest efficiency-addressing, safety- and ecology-focused innovations will be reinforced at the leading South American and China plastics events Brasilplast and Chinaplas this May.

Under the motto "Power Your Performance", the specialty chemicals expert will showcase a host of pigments, additives and masterbatches at the forefront of helping customers respond to the plastics' sector's most significant challenges.

In the spotlight will be Clariant's new dedicated range of color and performance masterbatches and compounds for medical and pharmaceutical applications; making their debut appearance before the Sao Paulo and Guangzhou show visitors. Clariant's MEVOPUR® portfolio delivers consistent performance worldwide to help customers in these highly-sensitive sectors to respond quickly to rapidly changing preferences and demands. It meets the latest industry trends for surface functionality and aesthetics, still taking into account safety and regulatory compliance, and the need to minimize risk at every stage of design and production.

From the world of additives Clariant presents its unique range of products providing added-value to plastics manufacturers in terms of performance, effects, environmental safety and their contribution to smart cost saving.

Highlights include new Ceridust® and Licocene® waxes, offering major developments in pigment dispersion and price performance for powder coatings. These feature alongside reliable and effective stabilization solutions for engineering plastics and polyolefins.

Clariant's trusted phosphinate-based Exolit® OP flame retardants, which have defined the new standard in non-halogenated flame retardancy for electronic and electrical markets all around the world.

Clariant addresses the key issue of lead-chromate replacement with pigments aimed at helping customers win additional competitive advantage by being ahead of the 2012 Lead Chromate ban. The company's focus on providing safer, more environmentally-considerate innovations continues as it presents structured, non-halogenated pigments, together with colorants for consumer goods, toys, and indirect food contact. These comply with major international regulations, such as CONEG, RoHS and EN71-3, and which have been tested for heavy metals, aromatic amines and PCBs.

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 workers at the end of February 2011. In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of 7.1 billion CHF. 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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