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 polymer 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

      Clariant offers a broad range of specialty additives with a variety of effects and possibilities to modify polymers for different applications: light stabilizers, processing stabilizers, antioxidants, sulfur-containing co-stabilizers, metal deactivators and antistatic agents. 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

  • May 17, 2017

    Clariant to invest in new Additives facilities in China

    Muttenz, May 17, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, underscores its commitment to Asia with a multi-million CHF investment by its Additives business to ensure local manufacturing in China of customized, high-end solutions for the Plastics, Coatings & Inks industries. More

    May 15, 2017

    Clariant debuts full color ranges for design and industry trends plus additives portfolio at Eastern Coatings Show

    Charlotte, May 15, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, marks its Eastern Coatings Show 2017 participation with the US debut of two complete color ranges of pigment preparations. Hostatint™ UV supports the trend towards low VOC radiation cured industrial wood coatings, while the Hostatint A 100-ST range offers super-transparent, halogen-free pigment preparations enabling easy and economic creations of metallic and color travel effects in industrial coatings. It is also the first year Clariant will exhibit its comprehensive additives' portfolio at the ECS. More

    May 03, 2017

    Clariant provides solutions for the plastic industry to expand color horizons and boost product performance

    Shanghai, May 3, 2017 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will feature at the Chinaplas 2017 exhibition a series of novel technologies and products dedicated to helping the electrical & electronics, agriculture, consumer goods and automotive industries achieve greater performance and sustainability through new colors and capabilities. The exhibition will be held on May 16-19, 2017 at the China Import & Export Complex at Pazhou in Guangzhou, 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.
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