Industrial & Consumer Specialties

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The business unit ICS is one of the largest providers of specialty chemicals and application solutions for consumer care and industrial markets.

Combining market knowledge with high-performance ingredients and formulation expertise, ICS delivers solutions with the best cost-performance ratios.


1,430

Sales in 2015 (million CHF)


2,292

Employees 


16

Production Sites


4

Application Development Centers

    • Automotive Fluids

      Focusing on the development, manufacturing and marketing of hydraulic brake fluids and car coolants. more

    • Aviation

      Clariant’s aviation group is dedicated to helping customers overcome the operational and environmental protection challenges of harsh winter operations in aircraft and runway de-icing. more

    • Construction Chemicals

      Clariant's Construction Chemicals business offers a broad range of specialties and additives for the admixture market, including polyglycols used as macromonomers for the synthesis of PCE-superplasticizers (Polycarboxylate ethers), air-entrainers as well as defoamers and biocides. more

    • Crop Solutions

      Clariant offers a complete range of additives for each formulation type and problem in crop protection. Our goal is to make agrochemical formulations more efficient and safe for the mutual benefit of manufacturers, consumers and the environment. more

    • Gas Treatment

      Clariant's Gas Treatment business has developed the Genosorb® range of absorption liquids as tailor-made solutions for many specific waste gas problems. more

    • Heat Transfer Fluids

      Antifrogen® products are versatile heat transfer fluids based on glycols (Antifrogen® N, Antifrogen® L and Antifrogen® SOL HT) and/or potassium formate (Antifrogen® KF). All types offer reliable freezing protection and offer reliable freezing and excellent corrosion protection in your installations. more

    • Industrial & Home Care

      Clariant's Industrial & Home Care business is constantly pursuing a way to ease the burden of all this work by developing more practical and efficient products for cloth, floor and dish washing and cleaning, both for home and industrial & institutional care. more

    • Industrial Lubricants

      The segment INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS of Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties offers a broad product portfolio including synthetic base fluids, components and performance additives to a number of lubricant and metal working applications. more

    • Special Solvents

      Clariant's Special Solvent business offers a broad range of specialty products for the chemical industry, including powerful solvents, additives or special compounds for modifying silicones and polymers. more

    • Paints and Coatings

      With our long experience and broad product portfolio, we cover your requirements in each step of the value chain for the paints & coatings industry. We supply specialties such as APEO-free emulsifiers and low VOC additives, ensuring the highest performance of your formulation. more

    • Personal Care

      Benefit from the power of the perfect combination of 5 unique codes. Meet the latest trends to inspire you. Discover creative formulations. Explore sensorial solutions. Learn about the force of innovation. Find out about our passion for sustainability. Uncover the Secret Code of Beauty! more

  • February 17, 2017

    Clariant steps up for beauty at in-cosmetics Global

    Muttenz, February 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is all set to drive imaginations and innovation in Personal Care at in-cosmetics Global 2017, as it takes the wraps off its creative, stepped-up support for formulators and brand owners at Booth JJ10. more

    February 15, 2017

    Clariant opens Global Competence Center for Haircare in Brazil

    Muttenz, February 15, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today opens its first global R&D center for haircare ingredients. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the new global Competence Center Haircare (gCCH) puts Clariant's experts at the heart of the leading haircare market, from where they will develop innovative solutions for customers around the world. The center will work in close partnership with the company's global innovation network, especially the Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) based in Frankfurt, Germany. more

    April 04, 2017
    April 06, 2017
    Nuremberg
    Germany

    European Coatings Show

    Aesthetic, sustainable, functional, process-proof. The demands placed on paint and coatings for use in the automotive industry, construction chemicals, mechanical engineering, aerospace or shipbuilding are growing all the time. Decision-makers and thought leaders in the coatings industry face great challenges. The European Coatings SHOW gives them the opportunity to meet the innovation leaders and discuss the latest developments in nanoparticles, pigments, additives, production equipment or application equipment. more

    • Service and Delivery Standards

      Appreciating the needs of our customers is one of the leading priorities for us. As part of our on-going efforts to enhance the service towards customers we have developed a condensed and practical overview of our service and delivery standards. more


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