Spotlight on Louisville
Clariant Catalysts and Lummus Technology’s joint polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, was officially inaugurated on October 17, 2016. Today, it is Clariant’s largest catalyst production hub in North America and equipped with state-of-the-art systems that enable fully automated and digitalized operations.
A quarter century of improving safety – In every way we can
Making specialty chemicals is a serious business – in which keeping people and the environment safe naturally has a special place. In the 25 years of its being, Clariant has accumulated an excellent record of being safe, and is continuously pushing forward on its self-set »path to zero.«
Partners in Clime - Clariant and Casale develop new ammonia catalyst for sustainable CO2 reduction
What cookies, pasta and plastics (now) have in common
When making cookies or homemade pasta, it’s natural to reuse scraps of leftover dough by adding them to fresh dough. Similar scraps are generated during the production of plastic films. Putting this »dough« to the same good circular use is difficult, however – unless it’s »sprinkled« with one of our special EcoCircle additives.
The ignition for Clariant’s sustainability passion
It’s a bold claim indeed but one for which our halogen-free flame retardant for plastics, Exolit® OP, proudly takes credit.
Synthesizing Clariant - the making of a chemicals leader
It takes countless compounds to synthesize our products, but what did it take to make our present company? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clariant’s founding, we’re taking a chemistry-minded look back at our history and the many interesting reagents and synthesis steps that made us who we are.
How olives save sharks and what you can do to help them
Olives aren’t just great appetizers and classic additions to a dry martini. Ingredients made from them also help save sharks from being harvested for their livers. By looking out for these plant-based alternatives in your skin cream, body lotion and other personal care products, you can support olives in their noble task.
Digging a new supermetro in the Paris underground
By 2030, the Paris metro will be expanded to twice its size and become the largest and most state-of-the-art subway system in Europe. But how do you dig about 200 kilometers of tunnels and stations without them constantly falling back in? By filling them with something very similar to quicksand, is the strange answer, which we explain in finer-grained detail in this post.
Paints & Coatings
Which decade's car colors get your engine going?
Most cars you see today have neutral tones, but there were times when they were flashy enough to make your eyes hurt. Is your own car closer to the dark gangster rides of the 30s, the hand-painted hippie vans of the 60s or the green eco-mobiles of the 90s? Find out in our colorful post on car colors.
‘Magic Gardens’: wastewater project for safe drinking water
To combat the clean water problem in rural and remote areas, Clariant is collaborating with other local and multinational corporations to bring safe drinking water to Indonesia through wastewater treatment gardens (WWGs).
Fighting global food loss: one container at a time
870,000,000 That’s how many people could be fed if just one-fourth of the food lost or wasted globally were saved. Though food loss happens throughout every stage of the supply chain, transportation is one of the riskiest steps.