Creating performance technology
The Catalysts business unit of Clariant is a leading global supplier of high-performance catalysts for use in the chemicals, plastics, oil and gas industries. Our long history of innovation and expertise in catalysis builds on the capabilities of our predecessor company Süd-Chemie.
We offer an extensive portfolio of more than 250 catalysts, including petrochemical and fuel refining catalysts, synthesis gas catalysts, chemical catalysts, and emission control catalysts, as well as zeolites materials for a variety of applications. We also collaborate with customers to develop customized catalyst solutions for specific requirements.
Creating Performance Technology® is the philosophy at the heart of our Catalysts business, combined with the Performance, People, Planet core values of Clariant. In line with these principles, Clariant’s innovative catalysts and adsorbents deliver significant and sustainable value to customers by enabling higher production throughput, and lower energy consumption, while reducing hazardous emissions from industrial processes and combustion engines.
Our catalysts and technologies also enable the use of alternative feedstock, such as natural gas, coal and biomass, as raw materials for chemical and fuel production. In doing so, Clariant Catalysts addresses the global challenges of raw material scarcity, energy efficiency, and responsible care for the environment.
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May 07, 2019
Clariant Catalysts and Wuxi Xiyuan win further contracts for formaldehyde production projects in China
Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will be collaborating with its engineering partner, Wuxi Xiyuan, in two new projects to supply their joint formaldehyde production technology. The new contracts, awarded by Shandong Yushiju Chemical and Shandong Sunny Wealth New Materials, will grow the number of customers using the partners’ advanced technology to six in a short period of time. The rapidly rising demand is due to the technology’s significantly higher efficiency and selectivity compared to the traditional silver-based method of formaldehyde production. more
April 11, 2019
Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the successful start-up of its new high-yield OxyMax PA 690 catalyst at Petrowidada’s world-scale phthalic anhydride plant in Gresik, East Java, Indonesia. After an industry-standard ramp-up time to a high ortho-xylene load of 100 grams per normal cubic meter (g/Nm³), the production facility reports significantly greater yield for the first nine months of operation. The highly favorable results demonstrated at the Petrowidada plant are due to the unique design and materials employed in the new catalyst. more
February 12, 2019
Clariant’s StyroMax® UL3 catalyst delivers excellent results at Shandong Yuhuang styrene plant in China
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful performance of its StyroMax UL3 ethylbenzene dehydrogenation catalyst at the styrene monomer production facility of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical (Group) Company. Located in Heze City, Shandong Province, China, the facility began start-up of the catalyst in March 2018, and already reports highly satisfactory results, with increased yields and greater production efficiency. more
October 17, 2018
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that it was awarded a long-term supply contract by INEOS to supply CATOFIN catalysts and Heat Generating Material (HGM) for a major propane dehydrogenation plant to be constructed in Europe. Scheduled for completion in 2023, the facility is designed to produce 750,000 metric tons of propylene annually, which will make it the largest propane dehydrogenation plant in Europe. more
September 20, 2018
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the successful start-up of its MegaMax 800 methanol synthesis catalyst at China National Offshore Oil Corporation’s (CNOOC) China BlueChemical methanol plant in Hainan province. more
June 26, 2018
Clariant extends EnviCat® catalyst portfolio to offer extruded SCR NOx solution for chemical and industrial applications
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the expansion of its EnviCat series of catalysts to include a high-performance solution for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to combat nitrogen oxides (NOx). more
June 12, 2018
Clariant Catalysts collaborates with Hydrogenious Technologies in breakthrough hydrogen storage and logistics technology
Munich, June 12, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that its Catalysts business has formed an alliance with award-winning clean energy company, Hydrogenious Technologies, to provide reliable, scalable and safe hydrogen supply solutions for a wide variety of applications. more
May 09, 2018
Munich, May 9, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of OleMax 260, a new selective hydrogenation catalyst with extremely high ethylene selectivity and operational stability. Specially developed for ethylene producers with "front-end" process configurations, OleMax 260 offers a new solution to increase yields and profits while ensuring safer and more sustainable operation. more