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Giving back to nature

Clariant's mines are always operated under the prerequisite that the land will ultimately be returned to the land owner in the same or even better state than before extracting bentonite. We thus turn our attention, from the beginning, to the re-cultivation of mine sites and co-ordinate all activities with local and regional authorities and the land owners. Agricultural land is returned to the same use as before mining without loss of fertility and productivity for the farmer. Forest, abandoned agricultural land and wasteland is re-cultivated to an upgraded level of biodiversity in close co-operation with authorities.

This co-operation with all stakeholders of land, be it authorities, local governing bodies and individual owners of property and mining and water rights, ensures sustainability of bentonite supply and living up to the Clariant values.


Our re-naturalized
bentonite mines

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Our expertise
  • Adsorbents and desiccants
    1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: Bentonite. Clariant’s Adsorbents business is a world- leading provider of bentonite and synthetic material-based specialty products and solutions. The tailored products are designed to enhance products and processes in various industries. From mining the raw materials to processing them to tailoring them into customer-specific solutions, we provide you with 360° of service across the entire value chain.
  • Bentonite
    Bentonite is a clay material that is quite abundant on earth.
  • Exploration and mining
    With the operation of 60 bentonite mines, our customers can rely on a secure supply.
  • Process and production
    Bentonite can be processed in several ways to optimize properties for the individual uses.

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