The Catalysis Business Area develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of catalysts for the petrochemicals, plastics and refining industries.
The main business drivers of Catalysis are improving chemical process efficiency, enabling the use of alternative feedstocks (natural gas, coal and biomass) and developing environmentally friendly catalytic solutions.
The business comprising the Catalysis Business Area was added to Clariant with the acquisition of Süd-Chemie in 2011.
The Catalysts business is one of the world’s leading global catalyst suppliers with a broad portfolio of products for a variety of processes, including those that enable the use of alternative raw materials, such as natural gas, coal and biomass.
This business is the only one in Clariant’s portfolio which is based on the capabilities of inorganic chemistry. It develops catalysts and technologies for use in industrial and environmental processes. The product development activities address the global challenges of the efficient use of feedstock and energy, as well as contribute to the protection of the environment.
The Catalysts business provides solutions to a wide range of industries including petrochemicals (producers of petrochemical intermediates and polymers), chemicals (producers of bulk and specialty chemicals), refining (refineries for the production of clean fuels), and environmental (off gas treatment for chemical plants and stationary engines).
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The Energy Storage business was sold to Johnson Matthey in March 2015.
Strategic Objectives - Catalysts
The objective of Catalysts is to be the preferred provider of innovative catalytic solutions to key markets while striving for strong growth and improved profitability. This is achieved by implementing the following four main strategic pillars:
Maintain Innovation Leadership & Customer Focus Culture
To remain a leader in innovation, the business is committed to developing cutting edge solutions with the intent to maximize customer value creation and target cooperations with leading technology licensors.
Provide Solutions for Markets Driven by Regional Trends
A global approach with a regional solution is chosen by building a global network in production, sales & marketing and R&D with a strong and long-term presence in emerging regions, as well as by developing solutions specific to regional requirements and needs.
Focus Portfolio and Clear Technology Roadmap
Catalysts strives to keep a clear focus on three business segments (Petrochemicals, Syngas, Specialty Catalysts) with a structured portfolio, technology and partnership roadmap. Active portfolio management, alignment of R&D and CAPEX allocation, as well as selective technology partnerships are foundations of this objective.
The continuous maximization of efficiency in production, R&D and sales is one of the core objectives for the business.