Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Clariant strengthens its North American oilfield production chemicals business with two acquisitions

    Muttenz, September 14, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announces two acquisitions in the oilfield production chemicals business. After closing, the agreed purchases of Kel-Tech Inc. and X-Chem LLC add approx. USD 200 million of sales, as well as personnel, technology and expertise to its existing activities in North America and accelerates the growth of its Business Unit Oil & Mining Services (OMS) as a leading provider of oilfield production chemicals in North America.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant and Kilfrost announce termination of acquisition

    Muttenz, June 10, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, and Kilfrost today announced that the companies have terminated the acquisition agreement they entered into on November 19, 2015, relating to the sale and purchase of the European aircraft and rail de-/anti-icing businesses of Kilfrost.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • Clariant to acquire Kilfrost's aircraft de-icing business in Europe

    Muttenz, November 20, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, signed an agreement with Kilfrost to acquire Kilfrost’s aircraft de-icing business in Europe. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and conditional upon merger clearance.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant in India intends to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limited’s personal care portfolio

    On September 29, 2015 – Clariant entered into an agreement with an intent to acquire a part of Vivimed Labs Limited's personal care portfolio, subject to necessary regulatory, statutory and other approvals, as may be required. The acquisition will enable Clariant India Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Clariant Group) to strengthen its personal care portfolio within the Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) business unit, by offering a wider product portfolio within the sun, skin, hair and oral care range as well as anti-microbial preservatives.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant completes the sale of its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

    On March 2, 2015 Clariant announced the completion of the sale of its Business Line Energy Storage to Johnson Matthey Plc, which was announced on October 29th 2014. The sale was closed on February 28th 2015.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant Acquires Swedish De-icing Specialist Aerochem AB

    On January 16, 2015, Clariant announced thats its Business Unit ICS has completed the acquisition of the Swedish de-icing specialist Aerochem AB, a privately-owned company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Centrally located within the Nordic region Aerochem has a leading market position in supplying de-icing fluids to the aviation and railway industries in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. 

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant acquires remaining shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

    On January 12, 2015, Clariant signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol, a world leader in analytical services for mineral exploration. The transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent, as well as regulatory approvals. The agreement enables Clariant to take full ownership of a Bentonit mine and a state-of-the-art production facility, employing 101 employees and located in Vitória da Conquista in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • Clariant divests its Energy Storage Business to Johnson Matthey

    On October 29, 2014, Clariant has agreed to divest its Business Line Energy Storage to Johnson Matthey Plc.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant to acquire Chinese healthcare packaging specialist VitaPac

    On September 29, 2014, Clariant announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with VitaPac, a Chinese specialist for healthcare packaging.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CLARIANT COMPLETES THE SALE OF ITS WATER TREATMENT BUSINESS TO SOUTH AFRICAN AECI

    On July 1 2014, Clariant announced that it has closed the sale of its Water Treatment business in Africa to AECI.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CLARIANT AND ASHLAND COMPLETE SALE OF ASK CHEMICALS JV TO RHÔNE

    On July 1 2014, Clariant announced the closing of the previously announced sale of their joint venture ASK Chemicals.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CLARIANT AND ASHLAND TO SELL ASK CHEMICALS JV TO RHÔNE

    On April 9 2014, Clariant announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited completes acquisition of Plastichemix Industries

    On April 9 2014, Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. announced the successful closure of the acquisition of Plastichemix Industries.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant Divests its Water Treatment Business to South African AECI

    On February 11 2014, Clariant announces to divest its Water Treatment Business to South African AECI. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CLARIANT CLOSES SALE OF DETERGENTS & INTERMEDIATES BUSINESS

    On January 1, 2014, Clariant announced the closing of the sale of its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • CLARIANT INTENDS TO ACQUIRE INDIAN MASTERBATCH PRODUCER

    On December 16 2013, Clariant announced the intention to acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India, located in Vadodara. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    STAHL HOLDINGS B.V.

    On October 30 2013, Clariant announced that it plans to sell its Leather Services business to Stahl. Stahl Holdings B.V., majority-owned by Wendel Group, is a Dutch company providing high quality chemicals, dyes and coatings for leather and other applications. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL INVESTORS GROUP (ICIG)

    On October 15 2013, Clariant has signed an agreement to divest its Detergents & Intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). The total consideration of the sale amounts to CHF 58 million, out of which 20 million will be in cash at closing. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    SK CAPITAL/ARCHROMA

    On October 1 2013, Clariant announced the closing of the sale of its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. Starting 1 October 2013, the three former Clariant businesses are now operating under the name Archroma. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CLARIANT ACQUIRES JIANGSU MULTICOLOR FINE CHEMICAL CO., LTD (JMC)

    On September 30 2013, Clariant announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC) based in Jiangsu Province, PRC. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    ECOLAB INC.

    On April 15 2013, Clariant announced that it signed an agreement with Ecolab Inc. to acquire some of its deep water Gulf of Mexico assets. The divestment of the assets by Ecolab was a prerequisite by the U.S. Department of Justice for the approval of the acquisition of Champion Technologies. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CRM INTERNATIONAL SAS

    On January 14 2013, Clariant signed an agreement to acquire CRM International SAS, a French based manufacturer of natural ingredients for the personal care industry. The acquisition strengthens Clariant’s Industrial and Consumer Specialties Business Unit (ICS), which aims to accelerate sustainable, high performance solutions. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • SK CAPITAL

    On December 27 2012, Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has signed an agreement to divest its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    WILMAR INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

    On October 26 2012, Clariant and Wilmar International Limited, a leading Asian agribusiness group, have, through their respective subsidiaries, signed an agreement to establish a 50-50 joint venture as the global platform for production and sales of amines and selected amines derivatives. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    ALVIGO AS

    On July 26 2012, Clariant has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 40 percent share of a joint venture between the Holding company Alvigo AS, based in Tallin/Estonia and Süd-Chemie AG, in the meantime acquired by Clariant AG. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • OBERHAUSEN TECHNOLOGY CENTER (OTC)

    On October 26, 2011, Clariant acquired the German company Oberhausen Technology Center (OTC) to further strengthen its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business Unit (ICS). Financial details of the acquisition were not being disclosed.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant Closes Süd-Chemie Acquisition

    On April 21 2011, Clariant closes Süd-Chemie acquisition. Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has completed the purchase of 96,15% of the shares in Süd-Chemie from One Equity Partners and the family shareholders.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant Acquires Canadian Oil Services Firm Prairie Petro-Chem, Expanding North American Presence

    On April 01 2011, Clariant Acquires Canadian Oil Services Firm Prairie Petro-Chem, Expanding North American Presence acquisition. Specialty chemicals expert Clariant has acquired Saskatchewan, Canada-based oil services company Prairie Petro-Chem and will integrate it into the Clariant Oil Services business. The transaction significantly enhances Clariant’s presence in the important Bakken Shale, an area positioned to be the number one oil and gas producing region in North America.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Aviation De-icing Acquisition (Octagon Process LLC) to Expand Clariant’s North American Capabilities

    On March 21 2011, Clariant acquired Octagon Process LLC. Clariant, a leading supplier of de-icers for aircraft and runways in Europe, is expanding its capabilities in the North American de-icer market by acquiring Octagon Process LLC, a privately-held company based in N.Y. As a result of the acquisition, Clariant will provide customers a broader supply-chain network and enhanced geographic scope. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    Clariant plans acquisition of Süd-Chemie AG

    On February 16, 2011, Clariant AG announced its plans to acquire a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG and has thereto signed a contract with the majorityshareholders.

    As part of the planned transaction, still subject to clearance by competent merger control authorities, Clariant has come to agreements with the majority shareholder One Equity Partners (50.4%) and the family shareholders (approximately 46%). As a result, Clariant will acquire slightly above 95% of the outstanding shares.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • XL PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS

    On May 19 2009, Clariant acquired Dalton, Ga.-based XL Performance Chemicals from Fibro Chem LLC and its affiliates. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. The acquisition unites Clariant’s extensive network of sales, technical service and support with XL Performance Chemicals’ proven know-how and family of technologies for more than 100 different foam-control products in end-use markets where Clariant already has a substantial global presence: metal-working, paints and coatings, mining, oil services, crop protection, construction, textile and paper. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • DICK PETERS B.V.

    On 24 November 2008, Clariant sold Netherlands-based Dick Peters B.V. to the German specialty chemicals group ALTANA. Dick Peters BV was founded in 1956. The central activity at that time was the textile industry in Holland and West-Germany. In 1973 Dick Peters BV was taken over by Hoechst Holland NV After the merger between Hoechst Specialty Chemicals with Clariant in 1997, Dick Peters B.V. became a 100% subsidiary of Clariant. Dick Peters BV has developed into a company that makes special products for almost every industry. Over the last 10 years, the average turnover increase exceeded 10% by far. Dick Peter’s market is worldwide, with 80% of the products sold abroad.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    RITE SYSTEMS/RICON COLORS

    On 1 July 2008, Clariant acquired the combined companies of Rite Systems, Inc. and Ricon Colors, Inc. leading US Masterbatches suppliers with both liquid and solid masterbatches technology. The purchase substantially strengthens Clariant Masterbatches’ market position in North America and adds to Masterbatches' liquid color capabilities. Founded in 1987 and with yearly sales of approximately USD 50 million, Rite Systems and Ricon Colors employ approximately 150 people. They operate from three strategically located plants in the U.S. in: West Chicago, Illinois; Mooresville, North Carolina; and Chino, California; a European operation is based in Vienna, Austria. The company’s portfolio comprises about two-thirds liquid and one-third solid masterbatches.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • MASTERANDINO

    On 1 November 2007 Clariant acquired the Colombian company Masterandino, a Masterbatch producer in Colombia for the amount of CHF 5 million. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 1 million and net profit of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 November 2007 to 31 December 2007. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2007, Group sales would have increased by CHF 6 million and net income would have increased by CHF 1 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiary’s to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to intangibles had applied from 1 January 2007, together with the consequential tax effects.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    TOSCHEM

    On 1 October 2007 Clariant acquired the Colombian company Toschem de Colombia Ltda, a leading supplier of chemicals and services to the oil and gas and industrial water treatment markets in Colombia for the amount of CHF 5 million. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 2 million and net profit of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 October 2007 to 31 December 2007. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2007, Group sales would have increased by CHF 8 million and net income would have increased by less than CHF 1 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiary’s to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to intangibles had applied from 1 January 2007, together with the consequential tax effects.  Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • CIBA MASTERBATCHES

    On 1 December 2006 the Group acquired the Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ masterbatches business at an amount of CHF 30 million. This transaction comprised share deals in France and Saudi Arabia and an asset deal in Malaysia. All the shares were acquired in France and 93% of the shares in Saudi Arabia. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 5 million and net loss of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 1 December 2006 to 31 December 2006. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2006, Group sales would have increased by CHF 76 million and net income would have increased by CHF 3 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiaries to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to property, plant and equipment and intangibles had applied from 1 January 2006, together with the consequential tax effects. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF CLARIANT SUBSIDIARY INDUSTRIEPARK GERSTHOFEN SERVICEGESELLSCHAFT SOLD

    On 30 September 2006, Clariant sold the activities of Site Services, Energy Supply, ESHA Services and Enterprise Functions of the subsidiary Industriepark Gersthofen Servicegesellschaft. On reclassification to non-current assets held for sale in the second quarter of 2006 the net assets of this company were revalued to the lower of their carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell. This revaluation caused an impairment charge of CHF 43 million, which is reported in the income statement line “Restructuring and impairment”.  

    PHARMACEUTICAL FINE CHEMICALS

    On April 28, 2006 Clariant sold its Pharmaceutical Fine Chemicals unit to TowerBrook Capital Partners, L.P. for a transaction value of approximately CHF 110 million. The sale marked a further step in Clariant’s strategy to focus its portfolio on core activities. The unit manufactures building blocks, regulatory starting materials, intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for both the innovative and the generic pharmaceutical industry. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    KION

    On 14 February 2006 the Group acquired all of the shares in KiON Corporation, located in the USA at an amount of CHF 16 million. The acquired business contributed sales of CHF 1 million and net loss of less than CHF 1 million to the Group for the period from 14 February 2006 to 31 December 2006. If the acquisition had occurred on 1 January 2006, Group sales would have increased and net income would have decreased by less than CHF 1 million. These amounts have been calculated using the Group’s accounting policies and by adjusting the results of the subsidiaries to reflect the additional depreciation and amortization that would have been charged assuming the fair value adjustment to intangibles had applied from 1 January 2006, together with the consequential tax effects.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • Clariant sells subsidiary Clariant (Acetyl Building Blocks) GmbH & Co. KG (CABB)

    On June 21, 2005 Clariant sold its subsidiary Clariant (Acetyl Building Blocks) GmbH & Co. KG (CABB) to the Gilde Buy-Out Fund for CHF 74 million (EUR 48 million). The transaction was part of Clariant’s strategy to sell businesses that are outside its core activities. CABB, a former part of Clariant’s Life Science Chemicals Division, is a focused and leading company in products based on chlorine and acetyl chemistry. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • Clariant sells Electronic Materials Business

    On 30 September 2004 Clariant sold the Electronic Materials business, belonging to the Life Science & Electronic Chemicals Division, to The Carlyle Group. Prior to the disposal, Clariant acquired the minority shares of the Korean subsidiary Clariant Industries (Korea) Ltd for a total consideration of CHF 24 million generating a goodwill of CHF 17 million. Clariant Industries (Korea) Ltd was subsequently sold as part of the disposal of Electronic Materials. The transaction comprised share deals in Germany, Korea, Taiwan and China, and asset deals in Japan, the USA, France, Hong Kong and the UK.

    In addition to the disposal of the discontinuing operation, Electronic Materials, there were various other disposals of subsidiaries and associated companies in 2004: 

    On 30 September 2004, the activities of Lancaster Synthesis Ltd. in the UK and the US, belonging to the former Life Science & Electronic Chemicals Division, were sold. On 30 September 2004, Clariant sold the investment in SF-Chem. On 30 November 2004, Clariant sold the subsidiary Clariant Polymers, Japan, belonging to the Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals Division. Please find downloadable PDF of the Media Releases below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • CELLULOSE ETHERS

    In December 2003 Clariant sold the operations of Cellulose Ethers pertaining to the Functional Chemicals Division to the Shin-Etsu Group. The transaction comprised production facilities in Germany and net current assets and distribution networks in several other European countries, in the United States and in Asia. In a number of countries Clariant has entered or will enter into sales and distribution agreements with Shin-Etsu, based on which Clariant will continue to serve the Cellulose Ethers market as a service partner to Shin-Etsu. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • EMULSION BUSINESS

    In December 2002 Clariant sold large parts of the operations of the Business Units Emulsions and Emulsion Powders pertaining to the Divisions Textile Leather & Paper Chemicals and Functional Chemicals to the Celanese Group. The transaction comprised production facilities in Germany and Spain and two companies in Sweden and in Slovenia. In a number of other countries the marketing staff was transferred to the buyer and Clariant has entered into toll manufacturing agreements with Celanese. The most important countries with such agreements are Great Britain and France. For the operations in Spain and Germany, Clariant will extend administrative and technical services to Celanese for the next twelve to fifteen months.

    Emulsions Business in Portugal

    In November 2002 Clariant sold the company Resiquimicas Resinas, Portugal, pertaining to the division Textile Leather & Paper Chemicals to the former minority shareholder Socer. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    HYDROSULFITE, NORTH AMERICA

    In December 2002 Clariant sold the operations of the Business Line of producing Sodium Hydrosulfite in the US and in Canada to Chemtrade Inc., Canada. The Business Line comprises production facilities, marketing and sales activities in both countries. The activities pertained to the division Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • PVA / PVB

    In 2001 Clariant sold the operations of the Business Unit PVA/PVB pertaining to the Division Cellulose Ether & Polymerisates to Kuraray. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • BTP PLC

    As of 1 March 2000, Clariant acquired the entire ordinary share capital of BTP plc, England. Sales of the period from 1 March through year-end 2000 were CHF 765 million (CHF 486 million Division Life Science & Electronic Chemicals, CHF 180 million Division Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals and CHF 99 million Division Functional Chemicals). Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    CHRISTIANSON S.A.

    Effective 1 June 2000, Clariant acquired the Mexican company Christianson S.A. Sales of the period from 1 June 2000 through year-end 2000 (Division Functional Chemicals) were CHF 24 million. 

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • SUPERABSORBER BUSINESS

    Effective 31 December 1998, the Superabsorber Business, a part of the Surfactants Division, was divested. Sales in 1998 were CHF 288 million.
    of 1 March 2000, Clariant acquired the entire ordinary share capital of BTP plc, England. Sales of the period from 1 March through year-end 2000 were CHF 765 million (CHF 486 million Division Life Science & Electronic Chemicals, CHF 180 million Division Textile, Leather & Paper Chemicals and CHF 99 million Division Functional Chemicals). Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    HYDROCEROL BUSINESS

    Effective 1 June 2000, Clariant acquired the Mexican company Christianson S.A. Sales of the period from 1 June 2000 through year-end 2000 (Division Functional Chemicals) were CHF 24 million. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    SANG HO MERCANTILE CO. LTD

    Effective 1 January 1999, Clariant acquired the remaining 55% of the shares of Sang Ho Mercantile Co. Ltd in Korea. Total annual sales in 1999 (Division Masterbatches) were CHF 21 million. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    HOECHST GOHSEI K.K.

    On 1 April 1999, Clariant acquired the remaining 50% participation of Hoechst Gohsei K.K. from the former joint-venture partner Nippon Gohsei and consolidated it from this date. The company was renamed to Clariant Polymers K.K Sales (Division Cellulose Ethers & Polymerisates) from 1 April 1999 through year-end 1999 were CHF 66 million. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    SONGWON COLOUR CO. LTD. KOREA & SAUREFABRIK SCHWEIZERHALL AG

    In 1999 Clariant also acquired the companies Songwon Colour Co. Ltd. Korea and Saurefabrik Schweizerhall AG.

  • INFRASERV LTD GENDORF

    As a part of the acquisition of the Specialty Chemicals business of the Hoechst Group, InfraServ Ltd Gendorf, Germany was initially accounted for as a fully consolidated subsidiary. The company is a provider of infrastructure services in the industrial park of Gendorf. A reassessment of the contract showed that due to limitations concerning control of the enterprise, full consolidation was not justified. For this reason, the accounting for the participation in InfraServ Ltd. Gendorf was changed in the 1998 year-end statement, and since 1 January 1998, the company is accounted for as a shareholding valued at equity. In the consolidated balance sheet of 31 December 1997, the following amounts pertaining to InfraServ Gendorf were included. 

  • HOECHST SPECIALTY CHEMICALS BUSINESS

    The Clariant Board of Directors' Annual General Meeting on April 29, 1997 approved the acquisition of Hoechst Specialty Chemicals Business. The transaction was carried out as of July 1 1997, and was settled at an agreed purchase price of CHF 4,525 million. Please find downloadable PDFs of the Media Releases below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

  • CLARIANT (TIANJIN) LTD

    The subsidiary in China, Clariant (Tianjin) Ltd., Tianjin, which was founded in 1995, was included in the consolidation for the first time. There were no sales in 1996. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    BAY RESINS CORPORATION (MARYLAND)

    On May 1, 1996, the Masterbatch activities of Bay Resins Corporation (Maryland) were purchased and integrated into Clariant Corporation, Charlotte, NC. Turnover for 8 months in 1996 totalled CHF 12.3 million. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information

    ZIPPERLING KESSLER & CO.

    On July 1, 1996, the Masterbatch division of Zipperling Kessler & Co., Ahrensburg (Schleswig-Holstein) was acquired and included in the newly incorporated Clariant Masterbatch GmbH. Turnover for 6 months in 1996 totalled CHF 24.6 million. Please find a downloadable PDF of the Media Release below.

    Download File

    Please enter your contact details and the file will start downloading immediately after your details have been submitted. This only has to be done for the first file you download on this site. Thank you for your understanding.

    Personal Information


Request to Clariant

Please enter your contact information so we are able to process your request. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us
Contact Us
Online Communications Team
Disclaimer:
This information corresponds to the present state of our knowledge and is intended as a general description of our products and their possible applications. Clariant makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the information’s accuracy, adequacy, sufficiency or freedom from defect and assumes no liability in connection with any use of this information. Any user of this product is responsible for determining the suitability of Clariant’s products for its particular application.<br />
<br />
* Nothing included in this information waives any of Clariant’s General Terms and Conditions of Sale, which control unless it agrees otherwise in writing. Any existing intellectual/industrial property rights must be observed. Due to possible changes in our products and applicable national and international regulations and laws, the status of our products could change. Material Safety Data Sheets providing safety precautions, that should be observed when handling or storing Clariant products, are available upon request and are provided in compliance with applicable law. You should obtain and review the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet information before handling any of these products. For additional information, please contact Clariant.<br />
<br />
* For sales to customers located within the United States and Canada the following applies in addition: No express or implied warranty is made of the merchantability, suitability, fitness for a particular purpose or otherwise of any product or service.<br />
<br />
© Trademark of Clariant registered in many countries.<br />
® 2019 Clariant International Ltd 

You are about to leave the Clariant domain

The link you activated will take you outside the Clariant site in about 10 seconds. If you want to stop this, press "Cancel".