Creating performance technology
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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March 20, 2018
Clariant introduces HYDEX® E: Next-generation diesel dewaxing catalyst for superior cold flow improvement
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of its latest diesel dewaxing catalyst, HYDEX E. The new catalyst is an extension of Clariant’s well-established HYDEX series, designed for selective hydrocracking of long chain normal paraffins to improve the cold flow properties of middle distillates. HYDEX E maintains its predecessors’ exceptional robustness and flexible application, yet considerably increases diesel yield while reducing by-product formation. Consequently, producers not only benefit from higher cost-efficiency, but also improved sustainability. more
January 31, 2018
Shanghai, January 31, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business unit has formed a strategic alliance with Shanghai Huaxi Chemical Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd. regarding hydrogen production projects in China. According to the agreement, Clariant's catalysts will be qualified and recommended for Shanghai Huaxi's medium temperature shift (MTS) process licenses. Clariant will provide a range of catalysts for Reforming, Hydrodesulfurization, and the Water Gas Shift process. The deal combines Shanghai Huaxi's advanced process technology with Clariant's state-of-the-art catalysts to provide a highly efficient and economical solution for hydrogen producers. more
January 11, 2018
Munich, January 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed two key agreements with SINOPEC, China's largest petroleum and chemical company. The agreements were signed in Beijing by the companies' senior management on September 27, 2017. more
December 13, 2017
Clariant intensifies support for Chinese refining & chemical industries with new Catalysts office in Shandong
Munich, December 13, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Qingdao, Shandong Province, which will focus on providing enhanced services for customers in central and northern China. The expansion follows the establishment of another office in Yinchuan city in July 2017, and reinforces Clariant's commitment to supporting the Chinese refining and chemical industries and intensifying growth through strong local presence. more
December 08, 2017
Munich, December 8, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced an agreement with Xuzhou HaiDing Chemical Technology Co. Ltd. to develop a custom-built CATOFIN catalyst and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in cooperation with its technology partner CB&I. The project includes the license and engineering design of the unit, which is to be built in Pizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. more
November 14, 2017
Clariant signs agreement with RTI International to supply unique sorbent for warm gas desulfurization technology
Munich, November 14, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the signing of a global licensing agreement with RTI International granting Clariant exclusive rights of supply for their solid sorbent material which is vital for RTI's warm gas desulfurization process (WDP) technology. more
October 17, 2017
Munich, October 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world-leader in specialty chemicals, provided key sponsorships at the 18th Chinese National Congress on Catalysis, which kicked off today in Tianjin, China. The biennial event, considered the most important scientific catalysis conference in China, has successfully attracted over 2,500 attendees, representing local and overseas academic, research and commercial organizations. more
September 27, 2017
Munich, September 27, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced it will be hosting its Syngas Catalyst Workshop at the industry's largest and most prestigious event, the Gasification and Syngas Technologies Conference (GSTC) in Colorado, USA on October 15, 2017. more