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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.

  • 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 25, 2017


    October 17, 2017

    Clariant dedicated to promoting industry innovation at 18th Chinese National Congress on Catalysis

    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

    Clariant to host Syngas Catalyst Workshop in Colorado, October 15 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

    September 13, 2017

    Clariant's Head of Oxidation Catalysts wins prestigious EFCATS Catalysis Award

    Munich, September 13, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce that Gerhard Mestl, Head of Oxidation Catalysts at Clariant, has received the 2017 Applied Catalysis Award from the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS). The award was presented to Gerhard Mestl on Wednesday, 30th August at the EuropaCat XIII conference in Florence, Italy. more

    July 25, 2017

    Clariant participates in German Kopernikus initiative for advancing renewable energy

    Munich, July 25, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business is participating in the Kopernikus technology initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim of the major cross-industry program is to promote the switch to renewable energy. Of the four main Kopernikus projects, Clariant is contributing to the "Power-to-X" project by designing catalysts tailored for the LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) technology. more

    July 18, 2017

    Clariant Catalysts expands in China with opening of new office in Yinchuan

    Munich, July 18, 2017 – Clariant, a world leading company in specialty chemicals, today announced the opening of a new office for its Catalysts business in Yinchuan city, capital of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China. With the new branch, Clariant becomes the first multinational catalyst provider based in northwest China, a region that is home to a majority of the nation's coal-to-chemicals producers as well as numerous syngas and polyolefin companies. more

    July 13, 2017

    Clariant's EnviCat® VOC catalyst: the efficient solution for clean energy and air

    Munich, July 13, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is among the foremost suppliers of catalysts for off-gas purification. The company combines high-performance EnviCat catalysts with 40 years of global expertise in catalytic air and gas purification to offer highly effective solutions for the market. Based on the technique of catalytic oxidation, EnviCat VOC effectively removes harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide while reducing the energy consumption of thermal units by up to 40%. The catalyst is suitable for numerous industries that emit VOCs, such as the chemicals, food, printing, and energy production sectors. more

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