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Solutions beyond color

For over 25 years, Clariant has been dedicated to the Coatings, Paints & Inks industry, and we continue our commitment to enhance the performance of your coatings and inspire vision in your innovation pipeline beyond color. Our diverse team of experts work under the assumption that every problem has a solution, even the most challenging ones. Thanks to our innovative solutions and strong know-how we support formulators worldwide in the coatings, paints and inks industry.

Applications and Industries

  • Additives for colorants
    Our specialized portfolio of additives for colorants includes multifunctional additives for strong pigment dispersions.
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  • Additives for paints
    Our portfolio of additives for paints focuses on solutions for water-based architectural coatings. It includes wetting agents, stabilizers, and neutralizers.
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  • Architectural coatings in building and construction
    Our state-of-the-art coating solutions help to preserve and protect that well-being, providing e.g. dirt pickup resistance to prolong the proper looks of architectural coatings. Light stabilizer solutions contribute to making both the coatings and the substrates they protect more resistant to the highly exposed conditions they usually have to endure, like façade coatings based on styrene acrylic mixtures.
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  • Wood coatings in building and construction
    The natural beauty of wood is something worthy of the best protection against weather conditions and other influences which might mar its shine and intense colors. We offer e.g. light stabilizer solutions that improve weathering resistance and reduce color fading and loss of gloss.
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  • Waxes in building & construction coatings
    Our wax additives are designed to enhance and protect a wide range of architectural coatings, from interior wall paints and wood finishes to solutions for exteriors. We even help to make the journey between homes safer with our products for road marking paint.
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  • Light and heat stabilizer solution for SMP sealants
    The new AddWorks® IBC 760 provides you with an additive solution addressing these challenges, all while enhancing the performance of SMP sealants. It is hazard label-free and has global registration status.
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  • Exolit® AP – Fire protection coatings
    Our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for the building & construction and protective & marine sector take intumescent fire safety to a new level. They enable an extended shelf life of intumescent systems, allow them to be applied in challenging conditions, and even boost their ability to save lives by enabling a faster response and longer resistance to fires compared to intumescent coatings based on standard APPs
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  • Powder coatings in building and construction
    We provide powerful additive solutions to make sure these coatings stay tough, even if the going gets rough! They are usable for a broad range of powder resins, such as polyester or polyester/epoxy binders and usable with Primid® products. The additives comprise not only light stabilizer solutions, but also antioxidants, thus preventing gas fading and thermal yellowing of powder coatings.
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  • Precursors for paint additives
    For the production of paint additives, we offer precursors and intermediates to enhance rheology and leveling.
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  • Raw materials for resins and pigment binders
    Our portfolio includes polyetheramines, polyglycols, and surfactants for the production of emulsion polymers, alkyd emulsions, and polyurea elastomers.
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  • Flame Retardants for Building and Construction
    Discover our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for intumescent steel and wood coatings as well as our fire retardant solutions for building plastics.
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  • Wood coatings in building and construction
    The natural beauty of wood is something worthy of the best protection against weather conditions and other influences which might mar its shine and intense colors. We offer e.g. light stabilizer solutions that improve weathering resistance and reduce color fading and loss of gloss.
    more
  • Waxes in building & construction coatings
    Our wax additives are designed to enhance and protect a wide range of architectural coatings, from interior wall paints and wood finishes to solutions for exteriors. We even help to make the journey between homes safer with our products for road marking paint.
    more
  • Exolit® AP – Fire protection coatings
    Our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for the building & construction and protective & marine sector take intumescent fire safety to a new level. They enable an extended shelf life of intumescent systems, allow them to be applied in challenging conditions, and even boost their ability to save lives by enabling a faster response and longer resistance to fires compared to intumescent coatings based on standard APPs
    more
  • Flame Retardants for Building and Construction
    Discover our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for intumescent steel and wood coatings as well as our fire retardant solutions for building plastics.
    more
  • Powder coatings in building and construction
    We provide powerful additive solutions to make sure these coatings stay tough, even if the going gets rough! They are usable for a broad range of powder resins, such as polyester or polyester/epoxy binders and usable with Primid® products. The additives comprise not only light stabilizer solutions, but also antioxidants, thus preventing gas fading and thermal yellowing of powder coatings.
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  • Waxes for powder coatings
    Our wax additives help to protect the surfaces and control the appearance and touch of cured powder coatings. They also enhance the manufacturing process and storage stability of powder coatings, enabling higher throughput and quality.
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  • Waxes for powder coatings
    Our wax additives help to protect the surfaces and control the appearance and touch of cured powder coatings. They also enhance the manufacturing process and storage stability of powder coatings, enabling higher throughput and quality.
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  • Waxes for performance coatings
    Our Licowax® and Ceridust® waxes help to increase the film thicknesses of ships and freighters. They also make crucial features of such films, like water resistance and slip performance, easier to control.
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  • Additive solutions for automotive interior coatings
    Clariant offers a broad range of highly efficient light stabilizer solutions for coatings used in car interiors.
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  • Additive solutions for automotive exterior coatings
    The UV absorbers and HALS from Clariant contribute to protect the surfaces of cars in the same way that the ingredients of a strong sunscreen help to protect the skin. Light stabilizer solutions in which UV absorbers and HALS are synergistically combined provide high-performance solutions for automotive OEM clearcoat and refinish paints.
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  • Exolit® AP – Fire protection coatings
    Our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for the building & construction and protective & marine sector take intumescent fire safety to a new level. They enable an extended shelf life of intumescent systems, allow them to be applied in challenging conditions, and even boost their ability to save lives by enabling a faster response and longer resistance to fires compared to intumescent coatings based on standard APPs
    more
  • Flame Retardants for Building and Construction
    Discover our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for intumescent steel and wood coatings as well as our fire retardant solutions for building plastics.
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  • Waxes for packaging coatings
    Our wax additives for packaging coatings strengthen the protection of surfaces that have to be tough and wear-resistant. They help to preserve the attractive appearance of metal packaging, such as food and beverage cans or metal personal care containers. They can also be used to enhance the coatings of other packaging substrates, such as paper- or plastics-based materials.
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  • Light and heat stabilizer solution for SMP sealants
    The new AddWorks® IBC 760 provides you with an additive solution addressing these challenges, all while enhancing the performance of SMP sealants. It is hazard label-free and has global registration status.
    more
  • Exolit® AP – Fire protection coatings
    Our non-halogenated Exolit® AP flame retardants for the building & construction and protective & marine sector take intumescent fire safety to a new level. They enable an extended shelf life of intumescent systems, allow them to be applied in challenging conditions, and even boost their ability to save lives by enabling a faster response and longer resistance to fires compared to intumescent coatings based on standard APPs
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Coatings events and news

#AskTheExpert

What are the interior architectural and decorating trends in the North American market?
Mark Coward

Technical Leader Paints & Coatings

What are the emerging coatings trends?
Wei Zhang

Regional Segment Manager Coatings

Sebastian Prock

Global Marketing Segment Leader Paints & Coatings

Webinars – Watch on-demand

Powder Coatings
Allnex & Clariant present: Latest solutions for the Powder Coatings Industry
Suppliers to the coatings industry have a collective responsibility to develop sustainable solutions for future generations. As leading suppliers to this industry, Allnex and Clariant are working to support and accelerate the development of these changes. In this webinar, both companies will provide an overview of their sustainability programs and present the latest technical solutions for the Powder Coatings Industry.
European Coatings
New Exolit® solutions for fire protective water- and solvent-borne coatings
Based on more than 40 years of experience in the manufacturing of ammonium polyphosphate and its application in various fields Clariant has developed two new halogen-free flame retardants for water- and solvent-borne coatings. Exolit® AP 435 lowers your formulation viscosity, supports easy and constant production and product quality and keeps your water-based formulations flowable, even at low temperatures. Exolit® AP 418 (TP) improves the fire protection performance by offering an earlier on-setting reaction in solvent-based formulations.
PCI
BEYOND COLOR: Determining Factors to Establish Coating Formulation Guidelines in Various PVC Systems
The starting point in developing a paint formulation that will appeal to dynamic consumer demands is critical for eventual commercial viability of new products. Join Clariant’s coating team of Matt Crotty and Marc Chan as they review step by step the pathways taken to recommend formulation guidelines in low and high PVC systems. Marc and Matt will showcase their commercial and technical perspectives in bringing innovation, performance, and sustainability to the market “Beyond Color”.
Clariant Range
Additive Solutions for Wood Coatings
Safe, sustainable, and durable solutions for interior and exterior wood coatings. As a very versatile material, wood is used to build everything from apartment blocks to high-rises and public buildings like sports stadiums, but also floors, kitchens, and furniture. Our diverse range of additives for wood coatings extends from light stabilizers and flame retardants to waxes. We will present our additive solutions and products for wood coatings. Join our webinar!
Performance Additives
Light Stabilizer Solutions for Waterborne Wood Coatings
Clariant Additives is offering a free presentation on Clariant ́s range of “Light stabilizer solutions for waterborne wood coatings”. During this session, Jean-Yves Desrats, the Global Innovation Manager for Coatings will explain the benefits of our high-performing range of light stabilizers and how they can boost the performance of wood coatings with a focus on sustainability.
fire retardant
Flame Retardants for Wood Coatings
Wood cannot be used in public buildings without appropriate fire protection. In addition to fire protection the coatings also need to fulfill the desire of architects and building owners for the beautiful and natural appearance of wood. Clariant has developed Exolit® 855 to meet these twofold requirements: The fire retardant for transparent intumescent wood coatings is a completely transparent, virtually colorless solution offering excellent fire and scratch resistance for all types of wood.
Waxes
Advanced Surface Solutions for Wood Coatings
Micronized additives are widely used in the coatings industry for modification of surfaces. Mainly commercial available synthetic waxes play an important role for different kind of variations. Scratch resistance, reduction of slip properties, matting effects and much more are properties which can be influenced by the addition of these additives. Recently the industry is changing and is looking for more sustainable additives which can provide similar or even improved results. There are some micronized additives based on renewables which can even provide performance benefits compared to standard waxes.
Performance Additives
Evaluation of Clariant light stabilizers in solventborne OEM clearcoats
Latest UV protection technology for paints and coatings

Outstanding sustainability advantages

  • Discover EcoTain®
    The journey to a better tomorrow starts by addressing challenges today. We live in a world today faced with a growing number of critical issues and increasing demands. At Clariant, we see ourselves on a long journey. A journey, on which we meet challenges through changes to our way of thinking—and to our way of acting at every level from the individual, environmental and societal to the economic.
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  • Product Sustainability Designators
    Responding to market and customer demand, Clariant highlights products for renewables, water savings and plastics circularity with sustainability trade names.
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