Care Chemicals follows lifestyle-driven megatrends and strengthens Clariant’s position and image as a supplier of environmentally friendly and sustainable products.
Industrial & Consumer Specialties
ICS is split into the segments Consumer Care and Industrial Applications. There is a clear focus on the highly attractive Consumer Care segment, which is known for higher margins and lower cyclicality, targeting the personal care, household, and agriculture markets. Though separated in different market segments, each focusing on different end-use applications, ICS’s businesses all use the same technological platform base and shared production assets. Products in the Consumer Care segment include ingredients for laundry detergents, fabric softeners, disinfectants and dishwashing detergents to skin & hair care cosmetics, wet wipes and selected pharmaceuticals, as well as additives for the agriculture market. The Industrial Application segment focuses on the construction, aviation and coatings industries providing, amongst others, superplasticizers, de-icing fluids for aircrafts and runways, and special solvents respectively.
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New Business Development
NBD develops solutions for the dairy, bakery and meat industries based on tailored formulation of specialty carbohydrates, polyand oligosaccharides, preservatives, antioxidants, sweeteners and hydrocolloids.
Also included are future revenues from biotech products, which consist of Clariant’s sunliquid® technology based on second-generation bioethanol from lignocellulose, which include the licensing of the technology and the services offered, as well as new bio-based specialties and enzymes for various applications.
Industrial & Consumer Specialties focuses on strengthening its position in consumer markets (in the areas of Personal Care, Industrial & Home Care, Crop Solutions), all the while keeping its leading position in selected industrial niches. In line with the corporate strategic pillars of growth, the businesses’ main objectives include to:
- Re-focus the operating model in line with nature of business
- Strengthen innovation and application know-how
- Expand regional presence
- Secure competitive raw material access
- Focus on core technologies globally