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Clariant announces investment for personal care and home care segments in Asia

  • Installation of new production facility at Tangerang site, Indonesia
  • Addition of 12kt combined capacity for esterquats and methylquats
  • Underlines Clariant's strategic commitment to expansion in regional emerging markets
Muttenz, October 9, 2014 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will build a new production facility at its Tangerang site in Indonesia to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry.

The overall investment of approx. CHF 17 Mio in combined esterquat and methylquat production will add 12kt collective capacity for liquid and solid products used as key ingredients in consumer care products such as fabric softeners or hair conditioners. Start-up for the new facility is expected in 2015. Clariant is a well-established supplier to the global personal care and industrial home care markets. The new facility at Tangerang, Indonesia, will establish highly flexible, local manufacturing capabilities to support the region’s increasing preference for sustainable and safer ingredients. Clariant has been manufacturing a range of products for home care and personal care applications at Tangerang since 1990.

Guido Appl, Head of Sales & Application APAC - Personal Care / Industrial & Home Care, comments: "Supporting the sustainability of our customers is a key priority for Clariant. The installation of this new production facility at Tangerang will enhance Clariant’s ability to share its latest innovations with Asia’s personal care and home care markets, based on a highly-competitive platform through close proximity to raw materials and customers in South-East Asia."

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