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Clariant Additives – Your specialist for plastics, coatings, inks and consumer applications

The additives business unit is a major supplier of flame retardants, performance additives and advanced surface solutions for functional effects in plastics, coatings, inks and consumer applications.

Products & Services

  • Flame Retardants

    Flame retardants help to save lives by slowing down or stopping the spread of fire or reducing its intensity. They are used in anything from phones and curtains to car seats and buildings. Clariant’s halogen-free flame retardants are produced to modern standards in Germany, Switzerland and China. Their brand name Exolit® has become a byword for sustainable fire safety.

  • Performance Additives

    Additive solutions for the plastics and coatings industry. We started with single components for a multitude of challenges like thermal stabilization, sun and oxidation protection as well as flame retardancy and process stabilization, which still form the base of our portfolio. Listening closely to our customers and analyzing market needs, we used our long-term expertise and profound technical knowledge to develop special additive combinations which are designed and optimized for the needs of particular segments and applications. As simply by adding them you profit from a multitude of benefits, we call them »AddWorks« – because that is exactly what they do. As reliable, tested, and ready-to-use solutions, our AddWorks product family lowers total cost of ownership, reduces process complexity and allows you to fully focus your workforce and assets on your business. Discover the multitude of opportunities they offer for your line of work and make a tangible difference in your market!

  • Advanced Surface Solutions

    Clariant is a leading global player in the development, production and distribution of wax additives and performance polymers.

  • Services

    Appreciating the needs of our customers is one of the leading priorities for us. As part of our on-going efforts to enhance the service towards customers we have developed a condensed and practical overview of our service and delivery standards.


Product Stories

A Circular Economy for Plastics

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November 09, 2022
“Design4Circularity” wins 2022 Sustainable Packaging Award
November 09, 2022
Personal Care packaging concept “Design4Circularity” is the recipient of this year’s Sustainable Packaging Award, announced at the 2022 Sustainable Beauty Awards ceremony on November 7. More
Oktober 20, 2022
Clariant gibt weitere Investition in neue Flammschutzmittel-Anlage für Anwendungen in E-Mobilität und E&E in China bekannt
Oktober 20, 2022
Clariant wird am Standort seiner derzeit im Bau befindlichen hochmodernen Produktionsstätte für Exolit OP halogenfreie Flammschutzmittel in Daya Bay (mit einen Investitionsvolumen von CHF 60 Millionen), China, eine zweite Produktionslinie errichten. Diese zusätzliche Investition in Höhe von CHF 40 Millionen wird die Verfügbarkeit innovativer und nachhaltiger Brandschutzlösungen und entsprechender technischer Expertise weiter steigern, um das signifikante Wachstum technischer Kunststoffanwendungen in den Bereichen Elektromobilität, Elektrotechnik und Elektronik zu unterstützen. More
Oktober 20, 2022
Clariant Tool zum Berechnen des Kohlenstoffabdrucks für schnellere Emissionsreduzierung
Oktober 20, 2022
Der Klimawandel ist die größte Herausforderung unserer Zeit, und Transparenz in Bezug auf Kohlenstoffemissionen war noch nie wichtiger als heute. Mit der Einführung des «CliMate» Product Footprint Product (PCF) Tools hat Clariant auf seiner Nachhaltigkeitsreise jetzt einen weiteren Meilenstein gesetzt. More


Transparent, Life-Saving Solutions for Wood Coatings
November 30, 2022
Wood cannot be used in public buildings without appropriate fire protection. In addition to fire protection the coatings also need to fulfill the desire of architects and building owners for the beautiful and natural appearance of wood. Clariant has developed Exolit® 855 to meet these twofold requirements: The fire retardant for transparent intumescent wood coatings is a completely transparent, virtually colorless solution offering excellent fire and scratch resistance for all types of wood.   more
Nuremberg Germany
European Coatings Show
März 28, 2023 - März 30, 2023
Trends and technologies covering all aspects of the production of paints, coatings, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.  more


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