Clariant opens new production facility in Huizhou

17 October 2023 09:12

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Muttenz/Huizhou - The specialty chemicals company Clariant is opening new production lines at its new Chinese plant in Daya Bay/Huizhou. With the overall investment set to total 100 million Swiss francs, the company plans to manufacture halogen-free flame retardants at the facility.

Clariant, a company which specializes in the area of sustainable specialty chemicals, has opened a modern production facility in Daya Bay/Huizhou. According to a press release, two state-of-the-art production lines for halogen-free flame retardants are being put into operation at the location in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The company, whose headquarters are located in Muttenz in the canton of Basel-Landschaft, invested a sum of 60 million Swiss francs in the first, pre-existing production line, with another line set to be installed following an investment round totaling 40 million Swiss francs. It is expected that production activities on this second line will commence in 2024.

The products manufactured at the plant provide local customers with access to innovative and sustainable Exolit OP flame retardants, Clariant writes in the press release. This will support significant growth in engineering plastics applications in the e-mobility and electrical/electronic segments.

“With this world-class manufacturing plant, we strengthen our leading position and global competence in innovative and sustainable fire safety solutions”, comments Angela Cackovich, President of BU Adsorbents & Additives, and Clariant EMEA Region, in the press release. She adds: “We have the proximity to better service customers in China and across the Asia Pacific region behind the innovative components, devices and systems advancing technological developments in e-mobility, infrastructure, 5G communications, energy delivery and more. Local production means we can improve cooperation and design tailored solutions to their developing needs as well as significantly reduce delivery lead times”. ce/ww

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