Giving wings to plastics and coatings

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

    • Polymer Services

      Clariant Polymer Service is your competent partner in developing new polymer formulations and evaluating the properties of polymers. Our close relationship with our customers, a pool of experiences developed over decades as well as the latest methods enables us to solve even extraordinary polymer-related issues. more

  • News & Events
    October 14, 2014

    Clariant exposes Exolit®'s outstanding and sustainable flame retardancy for composites

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is demonstrating the added sustainability value of its Exolit® halogen-free flame retardants to composite manufacturers. More

    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

  • Locations


    Clariant International Ltd
    BU Additives
    Rothausstrasse 61
    4132 Muttenz

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

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