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.


1.544

Sales in 2013 (million CHF)


1.819

Employees 


14

Production Sites


4

Application Development Centers

  • Markets

    • 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

      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

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  • News & Events
    January 23, 2015

    Clariant to establish strategic alliance with Beraca getting 30% of its shares of Health & Personal Care Business

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Beraca, a leading player in natural, sustainable and innovative ingredients, today announced a strategic alliance which comprises the intention to acquire a 30% share of Beraca’s Division Health and Personal Care by Clariant, with the possibility of major participation in the future. The transaction will be subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regulatory approvals. more

    January 16, 2015

    Clariant Acquires Swedish De-icing Specialist Aerochem AB

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced today that its Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (BU ICS) has completed the acquisition of the de-icing specialist Aerochem AB, a privately-owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Centrally located within the Nordic region Aerochem has a leading market position in supplying de-icing fluids to the aviation and railway industries in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The company reported average sales of CHF 20 Mio at accretive profitability for Clariant. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed. more

    February 10, 2015
    February 14, 2015
    New Orleans
    United States

    Waterbourne Symposium

    Environmentally Friendly Coating Technologies more

    April 14, 2015
    April 16, 2015
    Barcelona
    Spain

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  • Services

    • 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

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