Additives

Giving wings to plastics and coatings

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The Additives business is a major supplier of flame retardants, polymer additives and waxes for functional effects in plastics, coatings, inks and other special applications.

Additive’s patented non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for engineering thermoplastics, such as polyamides and polyesters. The range  offers a sustainable alternative over brominated flame retardants to support Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM’s) claim on their environmentally friendly products. Main applications include smart phones, tablets, connectors and circuit breakers as well as protective coatings for the construction industry. 

The Polymer Additives segment provides innovative solutions for the agriculture, automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, industrial building and construction, packaging, textile and fibers markets. The products range from antioxidants, processing and light stabilizers, as well as acid scavengers, which enable protection of plastics and coatings during manufacturing, and antistatics which confer antistatic effects.

Clariant’s Specialty Waxes and Performance Polymers are mainly used as process- and surface additives for plastic, coating, ink, adhesive and polish applications, but are also increasingly directly used as hot melt adhesives in the area of technical textiles, carpets and for artificial turf.

 


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  • Business Lines

    • Flame Retardants

      Our non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for buildings, electric and electronic equipment as well as textiles and other materials used in aeroplanes, trains, busses and ships. Clariant’s portfolio is based on phosphorus chemistry, with production sites in Knapsack, Germany, Muttenz, Switzerland and Lufeng, China. more

    • Polymer Additives

      Clariant offers a broad range of specialty additives with a variety of effects and possibilities to modify polymers for different applications: light stabilizers, processing stabilizers, antioxidants, sulfur-containing co-stabilizers, metal deactivators and antistatic agents. more

    • Waxes

      Clariant is a global player in the production of waxes offering a widely diversified portfolio of synthetic and semi synthetic waxes. Our portfolio comprises Montan wax based products, polyolefin and polymeric based waxes, as well as amide waxes and their micronized grades. more

    • Services

      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

  • News & Events
    October 03, 2014

    Clariant’s Exolit® OP 560 confirmed as safer flame retardant for PU foam

    marketed under the trade name Exolit® OP 560 – as a safer alternative to pentabromo diphenylether (pentaBDE), traditionally used for giving fire protection to foam. More

    September 03, 2014

    Clariant reinforces exciting potential of plastics for China's automotive producers

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is introducing China's local automotive and transportation industry players to solutions which enhance lightweight plastics for under-the-hood, interior and exterior parts, in support of their increasing interest in using plastics and polymer-based components to achieve greater fuel efficiency. More

    July 02, 2014

    Exolit OP 1400 TP enables polyamide 66 compounds to achieve the highest material ranking according to the new European railway Norm

    In March 2013, a new European standard for fire safety in the railway sector EN 45545 has been implemented. The new standard consists of 7 parts and the EN 45545-2 describes the test methods as well as the specific requirements that all on board material need to fulfill. According to the EN 45545:2013, all materials on board are classified in groups and have to fulfill specific “Requirement Sets” which often includes several test methods such as smoke toxicity, optical density as well as flammability. Three different material rankings, known as “hazard levels” HL1-3, are defined within each requirement where HL3 represent the highest safety level. Thus, depending on the size of the final part, its placement within a wagon, the type of vehicle it is placed in and where the vehicle travels, a material should fulfill one or more specific requirements and specific hazard level. More

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  • Locations

    Additives

    Clariant International Ltd
    BU Additives
    Rothausstrasse 61
    4132 Muttenz
    Switzerland

    with production sites in Germany (Knapsack, Höchst, Gersthofen), Switzerland (Muttenz), China (Lufeng) and an application lab in Thailand.

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