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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

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April 06, 2022
Clariant’s Beyond Color additives elevate possibilities for high-performing sustainable coatings
April 06, 2022
At American Coatings Show (ACS) 2022, Clariant is prioritizing sustainability Beyond Color to support the creation of more sustainable innovations for industrial and consumer coatings products. Visit Clariant at Booth 2846 to explore the latest multifunctional additives that are driving the industry’s transition, from new renewable carbon-based ingredients to non-halogenated next-level fire protection. More
February 15, 2022
Clariant at ACS 2022 Discover Beyond Color innovation for high-performance coatings products
February 15, 2022
Visit the Clariant booth at the American Coatings Show this April 5-7, 2022 to #asktheexpert about innovations “Beyond Color” that differentiate and enhance the performance, compliance, and sustainability of paints and coatings (Booth 2846). More
December 22, 2021
Clariant begins construction of flame retardants production facility in China
December 22, 2021
Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will construct its first Chinese production facility for its successful Exolit OP flame retardants at its existing site in Daya Bay, Huizhou, Guangdong Province. By establishing local production capacity, Clariant greatly enhances the speed at which it can provide solutions to its customers in China. Driven by the fast-growing electrical and electronic equipment industries, in particular e-mobility, 5G communications technology and transportation, there is a rapidly growing demand for Clariant’s innovative and sustainable flame retardants in China and other Asian markets. More


Omya & Clariant present: New developments in liquid light & heat stabilization for SMP sealants
September 06, 2022
During the webinar Omya and Clariant experts will present their latest findings from the collaborative work to develop higher performing products in the field of liquid light & heat stabilization.  more
Introducing PTFE free & bio-based solutions for inks & coatings
September 15, 2022
oin the discussion surrounding Clariant’s latest developments towards PTFE alternatives and sustainable technologies with Senior Technical Business Manager, Tobias Niederleitner. Commercially available synthetic waxes play a crucial role for varying kinds of surface variations within inks and coatings, such as scratch resistance, modification of slip properties, matting effects and more. As we constantly assess and modify our wax portfolio to meet the changing needs of the market, Clariant has developed new wax technologies based on renewable and sustainable raw materials, with a continued focus on performance and cost optimization.​  more
Nuremberg Germany
European Coatings Show
March 28, 2023 - March 30, 2023
Trends and technologies covering all aspects of the production of paints, coatings, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives.  more


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