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The Catalysts business unit is a leading global catalyst supplier with a long history of innovation and expertise in catalysis, building on the capability of predecessor company Süd-Chemie.

Our catalysts contribute significantly to value creation in our customers’ operations, ensuring that finite raw materials and energy are used efficiently in the production of industrial chemicals, plastics, and fuels. Our products also enable the use of alternative raw materials – such as natural gas, coal and biomass – as chemical and energy feedstocks, and are instrumental to reduction of emissions from industrial processes and combustion engines to limit the impact on the environment.

We are committed to R&D and customer service to ensure that our products are well positioned to meet the global challenges of raw material scarcity, energy efficiency and responsible care for our environment.


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    Do you have any questions for us or would you like to get in touch with one of our experts? Please find your contact person here, organized according to region. Call us or use the contact box above for sending us an e-mail – we’re available to help you at any time. We look forward to meeting you.

  • October 18, 2016

    Clariant inaugurates new Polypropylene Catalyst Plant in Louisville, USA

    Muttenz, October 18, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the official opening of its new polypropylene (PP) catalyst production facility in Louisville, KY, USA. The new plant, developed and implemented in cooperation with CB&I, makes the Louisville site Clariant's largest US production hub for catalysts and marks a further investment by Clariant to accelerate growth in North America. more

    August 09, 2016

    Clariant products and solutions contribute to sustained development of automotive and transport industry

    Shanghai, August 9, 2016 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, presented today at its regional headquarters for the Greater China region leading solutions dedicated to achieving sustainable development in automotive industry. In the presentations delivered in front of leading local and regional technical and mass media, Clariant's technical experts highlighted Clariant's edge in the three areas of energy savings, emissions reduction and safety improvements, the current priorities for the automotive and transport industry in China to achieve improved sustainability. more

    July 05, 2016

    VESTA Once-through Methanation New Technology with Wide H2/CO Flexibility Successfully Passes Pilot Testing

    Shanghai, July 5, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, recently announced that the pilot plant of VESTA Once-through Methanation New Technology with Wide H2/CO Flexibility – jointly developed by Clariant, Wison Engineering (Wison) and Amec Foster Wheeler ("AmecFW") – has been successfully tested, signifying that the technology is ready for commercial application, which will provide an economical solution for the SNG process. more

    June 30, 2016

    Clariant sponsors Young Scientist Prize at 16th International Congress on Catalysis

    8 July, 2016. One of the most prestigious scientific conferences of its kind, the ICC comes to China for the first time. The congress is held every four years and it attracts hundreds of researchers from all over the world. more

    June 28, 2016

    Clariant supports Carbon2Chem project for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces its participation in the Carbon2Chem project, a cross-industry project for the reduction of industrial CO2 emissions of industrial facilities for steel production. Today, the project starts the active phase, which will be sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for an initial period of four years. more

    June 21, 2016

    Clariant debuts zeolite innovations for more ecological vehicles at International Zeolite Conference

    Munich, June 21, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals and one of the foremost suppliers of zeolite powders and catalysts, will be presenting at the 18th International Zeolite Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 19 to 24, 2016. The six-day event will focus on "Zeolites for a Sustainable World", with the aim of exploring novel means of using zeolites to reduce environmental pollutants. Accordingly, and on behalf of the Clariant R&D team, Dr. Silke Sauerbeck will present very recent research and findings regarding new zeolite solutions for adsorption of automobile VOC emissions. more

    June 09, 2016

    Clariant's Catofin® catalyst supports strong start of largest PDH unit in South Korea

    Munich, June 9, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today reported the excellent performance of its catalysts during the successful start-up of the largest propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in South Korea. Located in Ulsan on the southeast coast of the country, the PDH plant is a joint project between SK Gas Corporation Ltd and Advanced Petrochemical Company. The facility is designed to produce 600,000 tons of propylene annually using CB&I's Catofin® catalytic dehydrogenation technology, which is based on Clariant's Catofin catalyst. more

    May 19, 2016

    Clariant launches MegaGuard™ 700: a powerful iron guard for methanol synthesis catalysts

    Shanghai, May 19, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of its MegaGuard™ 700 catalyst guard at the Clariant Syngas Conference 2016 in Xi'an, China. MegaGuard 700 is designed to protect methanol synthesis catalysts, such as those of Clariant's MegaMax® series, from iron poisoning. The new catalyst guard effectively traps and decomposes iron compounds, thus ensuring that the MegaMax series catalyst maintains its exceptional activity and selectivity throughout its long lifetime. more

    October 26, 2016
    October 27, 2016

    Asian Downstream Week

    Clariant Refinery Services participates in ASIAN DOWNSTREAM conference and exhibition more

    November 20, 2016
    November 23, 2016
    Jubail Industrial City
    Saudi Arabia

    12th SABIC Technical Meeting

    The SABIC Technical Meeting (STM) is a collaborative technology and innovation platform that has become a prominent event representing a unique opportunity for scientists, researchers, chemists, engineers and technical experts from SABIC world to network and build on cumulative experience. more

    December 13, 2016
    December 15, 2016

    POWER-GEN International

    The industry leader in providing comprehensive coverage of the trends, technologies and issues facing the generation sector. More than 1,400 companies from all sectors of the industry exhibit each year displaying a wide variety of products and services. With key emphasis on innovations for the future, emissions control catalysts will be displayed and catalytic solutions for off-gas mangement will be highlighted. more

    June 04, 2017
    June 09, 2017

    25th North American Catalysis Society Meeting

    The 25th North American Catalysis Society Meeting (NAM) is a biennial meeting that is widely recognized as the premier topical conference for matters related to heterogeneous catalysis, while also including broad coverage of homogeneous catalysis, electro-catalysis and photo-catalysis. more

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