Industrial & Consumer Specialties


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.


Sales in 2013 (CHF in M)




Production Sites


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

      Benefit from the power of the perfect combination of 5 unique codes. Meet the latest trends to inspire you. Discover creative formulations. Explore sensorial solutions. Learn about the force of innovation. Find out about our passion for sustainability. Uncover the Secret Code of Beauty! more

  • Innovation

    Innovation Highlights

    We are committed to sustainable growth springing from our own innovative strengths. Solutions come naturally to our expertise and through our constant search for innovation.

    ICS is committed to innovation, adding value to our customers every day. Our aim is to ensure customer satisfaction - every time, all the time.

    Whether it’s engineering the key building blocks of concrete additives, working closely with high quality cosmetic companies to ensure safety and quality, or developing novel pesticide solutions for the agro industry, ICS is there as a full partner in innovation.

    Our strengths are expertise, applications experience and market knowledge combined continually in creative ways. Through our focus on innovative applications, we offer attractive, value-based growth opportunities. By doing so, we not only extend our position in existing markets but also develop new ones.

    Below are some of the products that embody our dedication to innovation.

    • Aristoflex TAC

      Stabilizes particles like pearls, pearlizers, organic and inorganic pigments, Zinc Pyrithione, oil droplets and air bubbles in surfactant systems, synergistic effects with biopolymers. more

    • Dispersogen AN 200

      Dispersogen AN 200 is a surfactant based dispersing agent. more

    • Emulsogen EB

      Emulsogen EB is an emulsifier and corrosion inhibitor package for the formulation of mineral oil free semi-synthetic or milky cutting fluids for steel and aluminium. Emulsogen EB allows the replacement of mineral oil in concentrates for steel working fluids simply with water. It avoids the use of coupling agents and other components that increase the complexity of formulations without contributing to lubricity or corrosion protection. It is a clear liquid with a viscosity of approx. 2.400 mPas at room temperature and pourable down to – 25°C. more

    • Genapol ED 3060

      Genapol ED 3060 is a wetting and dispersing agent for organic pigments and carbon blacks that adds value to your paint formulation through cost reduction, performance improvements and environmental benefits. more

    • Hostapon SG

      Hostapon SG is a mild amino acid based anionic surfactant, also is based on glycine and coconut oil. Hostapon SG gives a rich, creamy foam and contributes to skin feel. It gives excellent rinsability, especially in hard water areas which can help save water when showering. This benefits the consumer and the environment. more

    • Polyglykol MA 1000/70

      Polyglykol MA 1000/70 is a mono methacrylic acid ester of the correspending polyglycols. more

    • Praepagen HY

      Praepagen HY could be classified as a typical cationic surfactant whose solubility or hydrophilic characteristics are improved by the presence of a hydroxyl group in its structure. This characteristic allow its use in typical anionic formulations, and shows particular benefits of synergistic action on removal of difficult stains like oily and fatty ones from fabrics or other surfaces, even after ageing. more

    • Silcare Silicone WSI

      Silcare Silicone WSI is a EO-free glycerol based silicone emulsifier with excellent spreading behaviour. more

    • Synergen GL 5

      Synergen GL 5 is a polyglycerol ester based adjuvant which is derived from renewable resources and is the first choice for TAE-free Glyphosate formulations. Due to its unique structure the product does not carry a hazardous labeling and has proven to be a very versatile adjuvant also for various other active ingredients. more

    • Velsan SC

      Velsan SC is a rheology modifier, emulsifier and preservative booster in skin care products. more



    The European Community Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH) came into force on June 1, 2007. The main aims of REACH are to ensure a high level of protection for human health and the environment, to improve the communication of information on handling chemical products and to preserve and enhance the competitiveness of the chemical industry in the European Union.

    For the chemical industry and its customers and suppliers, REACH represents a challenge – both inside and outside the EU – which is of strategic importance for many companies, including Clariant. Clariant has engaged intensively with REACH over the last few years and so laid the foundations for successful implementation of the new legislation. Considerable time, money and effort have already been invested, placing the company in a position where it can now finally take advantage of the huge opportunities offered by REACH.

    Due to the strategic importance of REACH we have established a comprehensive REACH organization for the efficient implementation of REACH. The registration follows in accordance with the transitional provisions of REACH. Clariant confirms that our products marketed in Europe are in compliance with the REACH requirements.

    • REACH Timeline

      REACH Timeline



      Manufacturers and importers had to pre-register substances that were already on the EU market (so-called phase-in substances), if they wanted to benefit from transitional arrangements that allowed registering them at a later stage. Pre-registration also enabled registrants to share data with other registrants and to avoid carrying out redundant tests.

      The pre-registration period was limited from 1 June 2008 to 1 December 2008.


      REACH requires manufacturers and importers of chemical substances (larger than or equal to 1 tonne/year) to obtain information on the physicochemical, health and environmental properties of their substances and use it to determine how these substances can be used safely. Each manufacturer and importer must submit a registration dossier documenting the data and assessments to the Agency.

    • REACH Dialog System

      REACH Dialog System

      To ensure the important communication in the Supply Chain we foster a close dialog to our customers with our REACH Dialog System (RDS).

      The RDS is a state-of-the-art web based REACH portal which is accessible 24h/7days. The portal brings the REACH experts at Clariant and at the customer company together and offers to our customers a maximum of transparency on the use and exposure communication process.

      By invitation and login, our customers enter via secured link into the RDS system. They find an overview of formerly purchased products and can easily identify if a product is a substance, polymer or mixture and which products are REACH relevant (including e.g. information on the registration deadline) or classified as hazardous good.

      For products which require a USE communication, the customer gets a list of identified uses which Clariant intends to defend and he may insert further uses or attach exposure scenarios. Clariant evaluates the data and will inform via the RDS, which uses will be supported in the dossiers that are submitted to ECHA

    • REACH Process

      REACH Process

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    • Declaration of REACH Conformity

      Declaration of REACH Conformity

      Clariant declares that all of its products marketed in the EEA (EU, Norwegian, Lichtenstein, Island), i.e. substances, preparations or articles within the meaning of Article 3, Section 1-3 of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18.12.2006 (REACH ), hereinafter referred to as "substances", are delivered in accordance with all applicable chemicals laws, with special reference to the REACH Regulation (EC).

      Clariant declares that all possible existing obligations in connection with the registration, evaluation and authorization of substances are met.

      Clariant provides all customers with necessary information regarding the material delivered. EU Safety Data Sheets will be supplied by Clariant to the customer.

      If Clariant has findings to change the classification and labelling of substances, or recommended risk management measures are not more appropriate, Clariant will inform the customer accordingly.

    • Substances of Very High Concern

      Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

      Clariant declares that if any substance categorized under REACH as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC), thus classified as CMR, PBT or vPvB and filed in the substance list of Annex XIV or in the related Candidate List, is present (> 0.1% w/w) in our products, this is mentioned in chapter 3 and/or as well in chapter 15 of the corresponding EU Safety Data Sheet.

      Any change will be communicated immediately to our current customers via update of the Safety Data Sheet.

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  • News & Events
    October 16, 2014

    Clariant extends caring and sustainable benefits of EcoTain® to Home Care

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is extending the advantages of its EcoTain® sustainability concept to the Home Care market, leading the way with its latest surfactant innovation GlucoPure™ for the hand dishwashing and bathroom cleaning segments. more

    October 15, 2014

    Clariant presents new sustainable solutions for home and personal care at SEPAWA 2014

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is presenting innovative, sustainable and trend-based solutions to support the changing needs of the home, fabric and personal care markets at the 61st SEPAWA, taking place in Fulda, Germany, on October 15-17, 2014. The SEPAWA Congress and European Detergents Conference is Europe's largest home and personal care industry forum. more

    November 20, 2014
    November 22, 2014

    15th China International Lubricants Exhibition


    November 24, 2014
    November 26, 2014

    International Cosmetics Personal Care and Detergents Expo


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This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their 
possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom 
from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining 
the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application. 

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national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety 
precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance 
with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. 
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