Additives

Giving wings to plastics and coatings

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

Additive’s patented non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for engineering thermoplastics, such as polyamides and polyesters. The range  offers a sustainable alternative over brominated flame retardants to support Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM’s) claim on their environmentally friendly products. Main applications include smart phones, tablets, connectors and circuit breakers as well as protective coatings for the construction industry. 

The Performance Additives segment provides innovative solutions for the agriculture, automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, industrial building and construction, packaging, textile and fibers markets. The products range from antioxidants, processing and light stabilizers, as well as acid scavengers, which enable protection of plastics and coatings during manufacturing, and antistatics which confer antistatic effects.


Clariant’s Specialty Waxes and Performance Polymers are mainly used as process- and surface additives for plastic, coating, ink, adhesive and polish applications, but are also increasingly directly used as hot melt adhesives in the area of technical textiles, carpets and for artificial turf.
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  • Sustainable Additives

    Clariant provides a wide range of innovative and sustainable additives, from flame retardants (Exolit), to waxes (Ceridust and Licocene) to performance additives (AddWorks and Hostavin). Discover these high performing little helpers and their contribution to a safe home. more

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    • Flame Retardants

      Our non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally more compatible protection for buildings, electric and electronic equipment as well as textiles and other materials used in aeroplanes, trains, busses and ships. Clariant’s portfolio is based on phosphorus chemistry, with production sites in Knapsack, Germany, Muttenz, Switzerland and Lufeng, China. more

    • 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! more

    • Advanced Surface Solutions

      Clariant is a global player in providing Advanced Surface Solutions and offering a widely diversified portfolio of synthetic and semi synthetic waxes. Our portfolio comprises Montan wax based products, polyolefin and polymeric based waxes, as well as amide waxes and their micronized grades. more

    • 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. more

    • March 20, 2019

      Clariant accelerates sustainable, safer coatings FOR ALL THINGS MOBILITY 

      Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced more support for coatings to make their mark in the sustainable transformation of all kinds of land, sea and air transport – from personal mobility to passenger and commercial transportation, ships, and agricultural, construction and earthmoving (ACE) machinery. More

      March 14, 2019

      Catching the eye through premium sustainable packaging and publication inks

      Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, extends packaging providers a helping hand to turn consumers’ heads. New innovations for inks and coatings make eye-catching and sustainable a well-paired mix for today’s demands. More

      March 07, 2019

      Building and Construction applications get a coatings sustainability boost 

      Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced it will contribute more sustainability, safety, and even brighten up the urban landscape through new solutions to the building and construction industry’s challenges. More

    • October 16, 2019
      October 23, 2019
      Düsseldorf
      Germany

      K 2019

      At Clariant we are strongly dedicated to continuously improving our additives, masterbatches and pigments portfolio for plastics. Please join us at K 2019, Booth 8AJ11 and discover how we can support you in making your products smarter, safer and more sustainable. more

      • Sustainability in China

        For China’s paints and coatings industry, the close connection between consumers and coatings makes these key themes of particular relevance. Their presence in daily life through architectural applications, inside the home and workplace and in modes of transport for example, creates opportunities for coatings’ manufacturers to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable living environment within China. more


  • Additives

    Clariant International Ltd
    BU Additives
    Rothausstrasse 61
    4132 Muttenz
    Switzerland

    with production sites in Germany (Knapsack, Höchst, Gersthofen), Switzerland (Muttenz), China (Lufeng) and an application lab in Thailand.
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