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.
Select from the sections below to learn more about our state-of-the art catalysts.
Sales in 2017 (million CHF)
R&D and Technical Centers
Your Personal Catalyst Expert
It’s your turn. Get in touch!
Do you have any questions for us or would you like to get in touch with one of our experts? Please find your contact person here, organized according to region. Call us or use the contact box above for sending us an e-mail – we’re available to help you at any time. We look forward to meeting you.
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
May 02, 2018
Clariant wins contract to supply CATOFIN® catalysts for world's largest propane dehydrogenation unit
Munich, May 2, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it was awarded a contract by Jinneng Science & Technology Company, to design the world's largest single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. The plant will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and have the capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of propylene when completed. more
April 11, 2018
Muttenz, April 11, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that the company is making good progress with the implementation of its dedicated China strategy. After announcing this strategy in 2016, Clariant continued its commitment to innovation and sustainability in combination with improvements in governance, increased production capacity and more local cooperation. These regional growth initiatives have the potential to double sales from the 2015 baseline until 2021. more