Industrial & Consumer Specialties


The business unit ICS is one of the largest providers of specialty chemicals and application solutions for consumer care and industrial markets.

Combining market knowledge with high-performance ingredients and formulation expertise, ICS delivers solutions with the best cost-performance ratios.


Sales in 2013 (million CHF)




Production Sites


Application Development Centers

    • Automotive Fluids

      Focusing on the development, manufacturing and marketing of hydraulic brake fluids and car coolants. more

    • Aviation

      Clariant’s aviation group is dedicated to helping customers overcome the operational and environmental protection challenges of harsh winter operations in aircraft and runway de-icing. more

    • Construction

      Clariant's Construction Chemicals business offers a broad range of specialties and additives for the admixture market, including polyglycols used as macromonomers for the synthesis of PCE-superplasticizers (Polycarboxylate ethers), air-entrainers as well as defoamers and biocides. more

    • Crop Solutions

      Clariant offers a complete range of additives for each formulation type and problem in crop protection. Our goal is to make agrochemical formulations more efficient and safe for the mutual benefit of manufacturers, consumers and the environment. more

    • Gas Treatment

      Clariant's Gas Treatment business has developed the Genosorb® range of absorption liquids as tailor-made solutions for many specific waste gas problems. more

    • Heat Transfer Fluids

      Antifrogen® products are versatile heat transfer fluids based on glycols (Antifrogen® N, Antifrogen® L and Antifrogen® SOL HT) and/or potassium formate (Antifrogen® KF). All types offer reliable freezing protection and offer reliable freezing and excellent corrosion protection in your installations. more

    • Industrial & Home Care

      Clariant's Industrial & Home Care business is constantly pursuing a way to ease the burden of all this work by developing more practical and efficient products for cloth, floor and dish washing and cleaning, both for home and industrial & institutional care. more

    • Industrial Lubricants

      The segment INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANTS of Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties offers a broad product portfolio including synthetic base fluids, components and performance additives to a number of lubricant and metal working applications. more

    • Special Solvents

      Clariant's Special Solvent business offers a broad range of specialty products for the chemical industry, including powerful solvents, additives or special compounds for modifying silicones and polymers. more

    • Paints and Coatings

      With our long experience and broad product portfolio, we cover your requirements in each step of the value chain for the paints & coatings industry. We supply specialties such as APEO-free emulsifiers and low VOC additives, ensuring the highest performance of your formulation. more

    • Personal Care

      Benefit from the power of the perfect combination of 5 unique codes. Meet the latest trends to inspire you. Discover creative formulations. Explore sensorial solutions. Learn about the force of innovation. Find out about our passion for sustainability. Uncover the Secret Code of Beauty! more

  • October 06, 2015

    Clariant reveals rocksolid winter support for global aviation industry

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, demonstrates its reliable and sustainable support for safer plane operations during winter at InterAirport Europe 2015. The company offers visitors an insight into the solid production footprint and highest level of technical support and supply chain behind its global market-leading de/anti-icing products. more

    September 29, 2015

    Clariant in India intends to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limiteds personal care portfolio

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today entered into an agreement with an intent to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limited's personal care portfolio, subject to necessary regulatory, statutory and other approvals, as may be required. The acquisition will enable Clariant India Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Clariant Group) to strengthen its personal care portfolio within the Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) business unit, by offering a wider product portfolio within the sun, skin, hair and oral care range as well as anti-microbial preservatives. more

    October 05, 2015
    October 07, 2015

    Airport Management Conference

    Providing a networking opportunity for airports and businesses alike, while bringing together industry leaders to discuss and work through current and future airport industry issues, concerns, and developments, AMCO's annual convention and trade show provide the ideal event for airport operators, business executives, government regulators, students, and enthusiasts alike. more

    October 06, 2015
    October 09, 2015

    Inter Airport

    Renowned as the leading one stop shop event for the entire airport industry, inter airport Europe is the first choice for airport operators when it comes to sourcing airport equipment, technology and services for ground handling, terminal operations, airport IT and airport design. With its international audience of industry professionals from airports, airlines, air cargo carriers and aviation-support the exhibition offers suppliers to the airport sector a unique marketing platform. more

    • Service and Delivery Standards

      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. more

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