Thane is a city in Maharashtra, India. It belongs to the metropolitan area of the city of Mumbai and is located in its northeast area. Covering an area of about 147 square kilometers, the city is situated at an elevation of seven meters above sea level and surrounded by hills. Founded in 1956, Clariant Chemicals India Ltd is an India-based specialty chemicals manufacturing company. The main business activity of Clariant Chemicals India is the manufacture of specialty chemicals for domestic and industrial use. It produces and markets paints, plastics, printing inks, and agrochemical products in India and maintains a presence in many international markets.