ACTIVES AND NATURAL ORIGINS
Sustainable sourcing – Protecting the Skin by Protecting the Amazon Forest
The »Queen of the Amazon« is a tall, strong beauty who regularly showers the floor of the rainforest with precious gifts – Brazil nuts. By using a byproduct from Brazil nut oil extraction for our skin care ingredient Ethience Protect®, we contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3, 12 and 17.
Tackling greenhouse gas emissions, one handprint at a time
Catalytic innovations that are helping decarbonize the chemical industry today
Nitrous Oxide – Catching an Elusive Villain
In the fight to protect the climate, Clariant has developed a catalyst that effectively cuts down nitrous oxide emissions and will give the opportunity to ten companies worldwide to try it for free.
Ready for business – How Clariant is laying the ground for second-generation biofuels and much more
The new sunliquid® plant is ready to start production in Romania. It is the nucleus for a new sustainable business ecosystem. What went into building it?
ICS & ADDITIVES
Clariant generates a buzz in Charlotte, NC, with the opening of new Innovation Center
Transportation revolution – Aiding the switch to safer e-mobility
The car of the future is electric. But what makes it fire safe? Clariant's flame retardant specialists have some answers. By aiding the switch to electric mobility, Clariant's additives can help build a more sustainable mobility infrastructure and promote the kind of climate action laid out in the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 9 and 13.
Partners in Clime - Clariant and Casale develop new ammonia catalyst for sustainable CO2 reduction
Green Power - Fuel cell technology: a megatrend with a mini footprint
As the climate gives us increasing and alarming signals of change, individuals and industries are looking for ways to reduce their environmental footprint. But how do we balance our hunger for power with our fear for the future?
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.