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Muttenz, 4132

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Clariant AG engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and sale of specialty chemicals primarily in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Divisions The company operates in four divisions: Masterbatches; Pigments and Additives; Textile, Leather, and Paper Chemicals; and Functional Chemicals. MASTERBATCHES The Masterbatches Division (MB) offers color and additive concentrates and performance solutions for the plastics industry. It holds positions in the packaging, consumer goods, automotive, and fiber segments. It also supports its customers in the areas of global color trending, product design, international regulatory compliance, process development, and multi-substrate color consistency. Products and Services The company markets various masterbatch product brands, including REMAFIN, RENOL, CESA, HYDROCEROL, and OMNICOLOR. It supplies these brands in conjunction with two service offerings, ColorWorks and 360° Service. ColorWorks: The company’s global ColorWorks network provides advanced color development and color management services. Its team assists customers from the design phase right through to the production of their products, evaluating everything from color trends to regulatory compliance. In addition, it supports other market segments, such as automotive and consumer goods. 360° Service: The company’s 360° Service offering supports its entire business. It provides customers with expertise in color and additive chemistry, polymer and processing methods, product design, customer demographics, global market research analysis, compliance requirements, and multi-continent manufacturing. PIGMENTS AND ADDITIVES The Pigments and Additives Division (PA) provides colorants for coatings, plastics, and additives. It develops color pigments for automobiles, buildings, and photographs; and manufactures waxes for industrial appliances. The company offers a range of products for optimal color and performance solutions. Its high-performance pigments serve various industries, including the automotive, architectural, cosmetics, packaging, and printing trades. Its additives business offers pioneering solutions to improve the heat, light, and weather resistance of coatings, plastics, and polyester fibers. The company’s portfolio also includes pigment preparations, special dyes, flame retardants, high-quality waxes, and polymer additives. Products and Services The company's products and services are organized under four international business units (BUs). Coatings: The company’s Coatings BU offers various architectural, automotive, coil, industrial, powder, and wood solutions. Primary focus areas for the division include dispersible pigments for improved paint manufacturing, Diketo-pyrrolo-pyrrole (DPP) pigments to create red hues, and VOC-free pigment preparations, such as Colanyl 500. Plastics: The company’s Plastics BU offers pigments, pigment preparations, synthetic dyes, and waxes for resin manufacturers, masterbatchers, compounders, and processors. Key focus areas include colorants that stress compliance with safety regulations for use in sensitive applications, such as children’s toys. Specialties: The company’s application-oriented Specialties BU markets pigments, pigment preparations, special dyes, flame retardants, and waxes for use in various everyday applications, such as cosmetics and detergents, printed material, aluminum, electrical equipment and electronics, adhesives, and agrochemicals. Its specialties include the non-halogenated flame retardant Exolit and Triple-S organic color pigments for inkjet printing. In addition, its Lucidot (nanoscale zeolites) serve as a platform for a range of new applications. Base Products: Focusing on standard, less service-oriented products, the company’s Base Products BU mainly manufactures polymer additives (antioxidants, antistatic agents, processing, and light stabilizers) and process colors for publication and packaging inks. TEXTILE, LEATHER & PAPER CHEMICALS The Textile, Leather, and Paper Chemicals Division delivers chemical solutions to sectors, such as fashion, packaging, and automotive. It offers material used to man

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