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Clariant is a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company based in Muttenz, near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2020, the company employed a total workforce of 13,235. In the financial year 2020, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 3.860 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in three business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. 

Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars:

» focus on innovation and R&D

» add value with sustainability

» reposition portfolio

» intensify growth

» increase profitability

Clariant in India, headquartered in Navi Mumbai, operates in the business areas of Care Chemicals (BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties and New Business Development), Plastics & Coatings (BU Pigments), Natural Resources (BU Functional Minerals, BL Mining Services and BU Additives) and Catalysis (BU Catalysts and Biofuels & Derivatives). The company has manufacturing units at various locations in India, spread across Roha in Maharashtra; Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu; Nandesari in Gujarat; Nagda in Madhya Pradesh; Bonthapally in Telangana and Edayar in Kerala. 

With dedicated Application Centers and a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center (RIC) in India, the company aims to co-create tailor-made solutions for the industry. The RIC is part of Clariant's Global Innovation Network.

Clariant in India is actively engaged in various community initiatives and has adapted a strategy to focus on the following key areas:

  • Focus on chemistry for next generation and help build future talent in industry
  • As Environment, Safety and Health are top priorities for Clariant, we would extend these initiatives to the community
  • We consider that women are a catalyst of change in the society and hence we have to ensure that we educate the girl child and support to empower women by helping them develop alternative skills


  • Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd, is a public listed company with 51% of the shares held by Clariant International and its group companies. This entity includes the Pigments business.
  • Clariant India Ltd, is a 100% subsidiary of Clariant AG, which includes the businesses: Additives, Functional Minerals, Industrial & Consumer Specialties and Mining Services.
  • Clariant's Catalysts business in India is present as a JV with Sud-Chemie India Pvt Ltd and Clariant International.
  • Clariant and India Glycols announced a successful creation of their 51-49% joint venture for renewable ethylene oxide (EO) derivatives, under the name Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Private Limited. (July 2021)