Catalysts

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The Catalysts business unit of Clariant is a leading global and independent manufacturer of high-performance catalysts for use in the chemicals, plastics, and 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 catalyst solutions, built on innovation and partnerships for a variety of applications, including petrochemical and fuel refining catalysts, synthesis gas catalysts, chemical catalysts, emission control catalysts, and zeolites materials for a variety of applications. We also collaborate with customers to develop customized catalyst solutions for specific requirements.

Clariant’s innovative catalysts and adsorbents deliver significant and sustainable customer value by driving higher production throughput, lowering energy consumption, and 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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    • September 12, 2019

      Impressive start for Clariant’s MegaMax® 800 methanol synthesis catalyst in Yinchuan, China

      Another success story for MegaMax 800. Clariant’s next-generation methanol synthesis catalyst is delivering exceptional performance at the coal-to-liquid plant of China Energy Corporation (CHN Energy) Ningxia Coal Industry Co Ltd (NCIC), located in Yinchuan, Ningxia Province, China. Installed at the plant in August 2018, MegaMax 800 achieved an anticipated operation load of 102 percent after just two months. The new catalyst’s fast and favorable start is due to its 40 percent higher productivity compared to previous generations. more

      August 27, 2019

      Clariant to significantly expand production of maleic anhydride catalysts in China

      Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced it will significantly expand the capacity of its catalysts production facility in Panjin, Liaoning province, Northeast China. A double-digit CHF million investment will further optimize the existing facility and enable the creation of a new state-of-the-art production line for Clariant’s SynDane maleic anhydride (MA) catalyst. more

      August 15, 2019

      Successful startup of world’s largest dehydrogenation plant using Clariant’s CATOFIN® catalyst technology

      Clariant announced the successful startup of its CATOFIN catalyst at Hengli Group’s new mixed-feed dehydrogenation plant in Dalian, China. The new unit combines propane dehydrogenation (PDH) with iso-butane dehydrogenation (BDH) process technologies, and it will produce over 1 million tons of olefins per year -- becoming the world’s largest plant using CATOFIN catalyst technology. more

      June 13, 2019

      Clariant continues the advance of propane dehydrogenation technology with new CATOFIN® 311 catalyst

      Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the launch of its latest propane dehydrogenation catalyst, CATOFIN 311. The new catalyst continues the CATOFIN success with a solution that delivers even greater selectivity and a longer lifetime of service, resulting in increased overall profitability for propylene producers. more

      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’s new OxyMax® PA 690 phthalic anhydride catalyst excels in start-up at Petrowidada plant

      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

      INEOS selects Clariant’s CATOFIN® catalysts for Europe’s largest propane dehydrogenation plant 

      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

    • October 14, 2019
      October 16, 2019
      San Antonio
      Texas

      AFPM Conference

      Maximizing Your Molecular Advantage – Practical Solutions for Today, Forethought for Tomorrow It is the only event in Latin America that gathers the main players of metals, materials, and mining industries together in one place. Key areas of the industry’s production chain will be represented by major Brazilian and foreign companies. Participants from major universities, research centers, and technology institutes enhance the technological knowledge exchange, foster industrial development, and improve the sector’s competitiveness. The program includes technical and plenary sessions, panels, round tables, technological arenas, business rounds, and exhibition of products and services. more

      October 22, 2019
      October 25, 2019
      Chendgu
      China

      Catalysts Customer Seminar

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