Additives

Giving wings to plastics and coatings

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The Additives business is a major supplier of flame retardants, performance additives and waxes 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

    • Waxes

      Clariant is a global player in the production of waxes 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

    • April 11, 2018

      Clariant's China strategy on track to deliver growth 

      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

      Clariant's cross-business growth strategy to make North America its second largest market by 2021

      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 28, 2018

      Clariant introduces additives for sustainable coatings solutions to North American market at ACS 2018

      Charlotte, March 28, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, debuts new sustainable additives to support new challenges, product claims and the increasing demand within North America for more sustainable coatings solutions at American Coatings Show 2018 (Booth #2531). More

    • April 24, 2018
      April 27, 2018
      Shanghai
      China

      Chinaplas

      At Clariant we are strongly dedicated to continuously improving our paints and coatings portfolio. Our manifold products and solutions are directly shaped by our passion to always optimize and innovate. more

      May 07, 2018
      May 11, 2018
      Orlando
      United States

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      • 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


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    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.
  • Flame Retardants

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