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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June 12, 2018
Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious Technologies in breakthrough hydrogen storage and logistics technology
Munich, June 12, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business has formed an alliance with award-winning clean energy company, Hydrogenious Technologies, to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications. more
May 09, 2018
Munich, May 9, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of OleMax 260, a new selective hydrogenation catalyst with extremely high ethylene selectivity and operational stability. Specially developed for ethylene producers with "front-end" process configurations, OleMax 260 offers a new solution to increase yields and profits while ensuring safer and more sustainable operation. more
May 02, 2018
Clariant wins contract to supply CATOFIN® catalysts for world's largest propane dehydrogenation unit
Munich, May 2, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it was awarded a contract by Jinneng Science & Technology Company, to design the world's largest single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. The plant will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and have the capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of propylene when completed. more
April 11, 2018
Muttenz, April 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that the company is making good progress with the implementation of its dedicated China strategy. After announcing this strategy in 2016, Clariant continued its commitment to innovation and sustainability in combination with improvements in governance, increased production capacity and more local cooperation. These regional growth initiatives have the potential to double sales from the 2015 baseline until 2021. more
April 05, 2018
Charlotte, April 5, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, expects its cross-business growth strategy for North America to advance regional sales of about $2 billion by 2021. This would make North America the company's second largest global market and represent about 25% of its global chemical investment. more
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
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