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.
Hariolf Kottmann, Clariant’s Executive Chairman ad interim, shares greetings for our 25th anniversary
Better with bentonite – an ancient gift of Earth that’s never been so modern
Bentonite is a natural volcanic clay suited for anything from cleaning edible oils to sealing drill holes. Clariant has a long legacy of responsibly mining and using this sustainable gift of nature.
Ever heard of plant milking? See how a partnership evolving from our focus on sustainability and innovation pioneers solutions for the beauty market
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.
FIBERS AND TEXTILES
Sustainably dyed clothes that sit more lightly on your conscience
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.
K-Beauty: 5 fascinating facts about the beauty phenomenon
How medical plastics help combat counterfeit pharmaceuticals
When it comes to counterfeit goods, most people probably think of knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags. But there is a much more sinister business model on the rise for counterfeiters, one that targets the most vulnerable of customers: sick people. Sadly, plagiarizing pills, not purses, is a big and growing business. See how Clariant is teaming up with SICPA to help address this issue.
Textiles and Fibers
How special fibers are helping to combat malaria
Which animal is the world’s deadliest? Most people think of predators like sharks or lions but the answer is an insect that often goes unnoticed: the mosquito, which is responsible for the spread of malaria. Learn how Clariant's innovations are contributing to mosquito nets and combating malaria.
‘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).
No ice allowed: deicing to ensure safe travels
Fighting global food loss: one container at a time
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.
Goodbye sulfates? The future of eco-beauty may be sugar-based products
Beyond the Electric Car: Five innovations making vehicles more sustainable