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October 31, 2019

Clariant completes the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business to a newly-formed investment of Arsenal Capital Partners, the signing of which was announced on July 22, 2019. The sale was closed on October 31, 2019. more

October 30, 2019

Clariant welcomes Bernd Hoegemann as new member of the Executive Committee

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that its Board of Directors has decided to appoint Bernd Hoegemann as the newest member of the company’s Executive Committee. Bernd Hoegemann has been with the company for over 10 years and is currently Clariant’s Head of Business Unit Masterbatches. more

October 30, 2019

Clariant grows sales and improves underlying profitability in the first nine months of 2019

“Our nine months results reflect the resilience and quality of our continuing businesses, in particular in light of the worsening economic environment in the third quarter,” said Hariolf Kottmann, Executive Chairman of Clariant. “Looking forward, we will continually improve our performance through further operational improvement initiatives and the systematic implementation of our portfolio strategy to focus on higher value specialty businesses.” more

October 01, 2019

Restated 2018 figures and additional 2019 financials available

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today published restated 2018 results and additional 2019 financials on the Investor Relations website. more

September 20, 2019

Clariant and ORLEN Południe announce license agreement on sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol technology

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, and ORLEN Południe, a member of ORLEN Group, which is a leader in the fuels and energy markets and the largest player in Central and Eastern Europe, today signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. more

July 25, 2019

Clariant grows sales and operating cash flow in the first half year 2019

“The first half year 2019 was admittedly challenging - particularly the second quarter, which was additionally impacted by temporary negative influences and one-off occurrences. Our continuing businesses showed resilience in this difficult environment, which comforts us in our strategic decision to divest Masterbatches and Pigments,” said Hariolf Kottmann, Executive Chairman of Clariant. “Despite the uncertainties of the current economic environment, the growth profile of our continuing portfolio remains unchanged. We will continue to intensify our focus on customer experience and fast reliable customer fulfillment, enabling Clariant to realize above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation.” more

July 25, 2019

Clariant to focus on its core high value specialty businesses

Clariant and SABIC have agreed to temporarily suspend the discussions on the intended business combination High Performance Materials (HPM), consisting of Clariant’s Additives and high value Masterbatches and parts of SABIC’s Specialties business. more

July 24, 2019

Clariant’s Board of Directors accepted resignation of CEO Ernesto Occhiello

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Ernesto Occhiello, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee, has decided to leave the company for personal reasons with immediate effect. The Board of Directors accepted his resignation yesterday. The Board of Directors asked Hariolf Kottmann, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant, to assume his responsibilities in the interim as Executive Chairman until a successor is found. more

July 22, 2019

Clariant signs an agreement regarding the sale of its Healthcare Packaging Business

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, has signed an agreement with respect to the sale of its Healthcare Packaging business to a newly-formed affiliate of Arsenal Capital Partners. The total consideration of the sale amounts to approximately CHF 308 million payable at closing, which is expected in Q4 2019. The total consideration is equivalent to 13.2 times adjusted FY2018 EBITDA. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and approvals. more

June 18, 2019

Christian Kohlpaintner leaves Clariant after 10 successful years

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee, decided to resign from his position effective June 30, 2019, to take on new challenges outside the company. more

April 30, 2019

Clariant continued to grow sales despite a slow start in Plastic & Coatings

“In the first three months of this year, Clariant delivered continued organic sales growth despite the challenging macroeconomic environment,” said Ernesto Occhiello, CEO of Clariant. “Our focus on customer experience and fast, reliable customer fulfillment is particularly noticeable in the progression of the Business Areas Care Chemicals, Catalysis and Natural Resources. Despite Plastics & Coatings being negatively impacted by the current economic and business environments, we are confident in our ability to progress throughout the year. We will continue to identify and address the next challenges and future demands of our customers, leading to above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation.” more

April 01, 2019

Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items

At today’s Annual General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant AG, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, approved all agenda items and resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 459 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 232 891 106 shares or around 70.16 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

March 11, 2019

Clariant presents its Integrated Report 2018

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, published its Integrated Report 2018 today. By providing transparency on financial and non-financial value drivers, the report delivers detailed insights into how Clariant operates its integrated business model – a holistic approach to creating added value for customers, employees, shareholders, and the environment. more

February 13, 2019

Clariant increased sales, profitability and operating cash flow in 2018

“In 2018, Clariant achieved good sales and profit growth and significantly improved operating cash flow despite an increasingly challenging environment.” said Ernesto Occhiello, CEO of Clariant. “Going forward, we will continue to identify and address the next challenges and future demands within our respective businesses and those of our customers. This, coupled with best customer experience and fast, reliable customer fulfillment will trigger above-market growth, higher profitability and stronger cash generation.” more

January 03, 2019

Clariant Reduces Stake in Stahl

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it reduced its stake in the Netherlands-based Stahl group by 25 % from 19.7 % to 14.8 %. Clariant will remain invested in the company as a financial investor. more

December 20, 2018

Clariant and Saudi Kayan to evaluate alkoxylates joint venture 

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudi Kayan, a Saudi joint stock company leading in the field of chemicals, polymers and specialty products. more

October 31, 2018

Clariant delivers further progression in sales and EBITDA in the first nine months of 2018

“In the first nine months of the year, Clariant has delivered strong sales and EBITDA”, stated CEO Ernesto Occhiello. “Going forward, we will focus on growth and cost awareness, while emphasizing to an even greater extent customer-specific, technologically advanced applications and enhancing operating efficiencies. In addition, the implementation of the recently announced portfolio changes will further fuel substantial profitability progression.” more

October 16, 2018

Clariant’s shareholders approve all agenda items at Extraordinary General Meeting 

At today’s Extraordinary General Meeting in Basel, the shareholders of Clariant Ltd, a world leader in specialty chemicals, approved all agenda items and proposals put forward by the Board of Directors. The meeting was attended by 264 shareholders and shareholder representatives accounting for 232 674 947 shares or 70.10 % of the share capital of Clariant. more

October 10, 2018

Clariant welcomes Hans Bohnen as new member of the Executive Committee 

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the appointment of Hans Bohnen as the newest member of its Executive Committee. Hans Bohnen has been with the company for almost 10 years and is currently Clariant’s Head of Global Business Services. more

September 18, 2018

Clariant makes a step change into higher value specialties

Muttenz, September 18, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced an updated strategy and financial outlook as well as the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with SABIC on a significant collaboration opportunity between the two companies in the area of high performance materials. The Group intends to expand more strongly by focusing on customer-specific products and solution offerings with attractive growth prospects and above average value potential. more

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