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Materials Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Clariant expands in China by a joint-venture production facility for high-end stabilizer additives

Focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, Clariant announced the opening of a new world-class production facility for process and light stabilizers. The facility is jointly owned by Clariant and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary (Tiangang), a privately owned producer and leading supplier of light stabilizers in China.

 

Located within the Cangzhou National Coastal-Port Economy and Technology Development Zone in Cangzhou (Hebei Province), the facility forms the centerpiece of the partnership between both companies. It enables Clariant and Tiangang to continue their successful cooperation with an enhanced ability to fulfill the growing demand in China for high-end process and light stabilizers from local growth industries like automotive, textiles and coatings.

 

China represents a key growth region for Clariant, and the company is committed to further enhancing its local production and R&D capabilities. In addition to this newly opened facility in Cangzhou, Clariant recently inaugurated its new One Clariant Campus in Shanghai, which includes a dedicated China Innovation Center. Furthermore, the company announced the construction of a new Catofin catalysts production facility in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, and considers initiating additional expansions in the near future. Combined with other components of its dedicated China strategy, these expansions will enable Clariant to grow its China sales (core business) beyond the current level of over 365 million euros in 2020, which represents approximately 10% of the Group’s continuing operations sales.

 

Process and light stabilizers are types of additives used to reduce the degradation of plastics, in particular caused by exposure to the environmental conditions of light, heat and air. China is a key market for Clariant’s range of such stabilizers, which include the state-of-the-art Nylostab S-EED chemistry - invented by Clariant - a unique multifunctional hindered amine light stabilizer, or Hals - for polyamide.

 

The joint venture between Clariant and Tiangang was established in September 2017 and combines the technology and production knowledge of both companies to provide even better process and light stabilizers for various growing industries in China. These industries seek to develop in accordance with China’s economic and climate-related goals and Clariant is able to provide advanced technologies and sustainable products needed to do so. Furthermore, as the drive for sustainability is becoming a truly global movement, Clariant is confident that its production facilities in China will help fulfil a worldwide growing demand for innovative and sustainable products.

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