Clariant Additives – Your specialist for plastics, coatings, inks and consumer applications

The additives business unit is a major supplier of flame retardants, performance additives and advanced surface solutions for functional effects in plastics, coatings, inks and consumer applications.

Products & Services

  • Flame Retardants

    Flame retardants help to save lives by slowing down or stopping the spread of fire or reducing its intensity. They are used in anything from phones and curtains to car seats and buildings. Clariant’s halogen-free flame retardants are produced to modern standards in Germany, Switzerland and China. Their brand name Exolit® has become a byword for sustainable fire safety.

  • Performance Additives

    Additive solutions for the plastics and coatings industry. We started with single components for a multitude of challenges like thermal stabilization, sun and oxidation protection as well as flame retardancy and process stabilization, which still form the base of our portfolio. Listening closely to our customers and analyzing market needs, we used our long-term expertise and profound technical knowledge to develop special additive combinations which are designed and optimized for the needs of particular segments and applications. As simply by adding them you profit from a multitude of benefits, we call them »AddWorks« – because that is exactly what they do. As reliable, tested, and ready-to-use solutions, our AddWorks product family lowers total cost of ownership, reduces process complexity and allows you to fully focus your workforce and assets on your business. Discover the multitude of opportunities they offer for your line of work and make a tangible difference in your market!

  • Advanced Surface Solutions

    Clariant is a leading global player in the development, production and distribution of wax additives and performance polymers.

  • Services

    Appreciating the needs of our customers is one of the leading priorities for us. As part of our on-going efforts to enhance the service towards customers we have developed a condensed and practical overview of our service and delivery standards.


Product Stories

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dezembro 22, 2021
Clariant begins construction of flame retardants production facility in China
dezembro 22, 2021
Clariant, a focused, sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, today announced that it will construct its first Chinese production facility for its successful Exolit OP flame retardants at its existing site in Daya Bay, Huizhou, Guangdong Province. By establishing local production capacity, Clariant greatly enhances the speed at which it can provide solutions to its customers in China. Driven by the fast-growing electrical and electronic equipment industries, in particular e-mobility, 5G communications technology and transportation, there is a rapidly growing demand for Clariant’s innovative and sustainable flame retardants in China and other Asian markets. More
julho 15, 2021
Clariant’s new collaborative innovation center supports North America’s paints & coatings industry ‘Beyond Color’
julho 15, 2021
Clariant announces a new collaborative innovation center to support North America’s paints and coatings industry in meeting the challenges of emerging trends, increasing performance requirements, and meeting sustainability needs. More
julho 01, 2021
Clariant announces additive price increases
julho 01, 2021
Effective immediately, Clariant will increase the prices of its additives by up to 25%. More


Allnex & Clariant present: Latest solutions for the Powder Coatings Industry
fevereiro 16, 2022
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. Rob Watson and Alessandro Minesso from Allnex’s Powder Coating Resins BU will give an overview of the trends driving Powder Coatings and will focus on key low bake resin technologies. Tobias Niederleitner from Clariant Business Unit Additives, will present Wax solutions to tackle the latest concerns surrounding PFOA & PTFE and Jean-Yves Desrats from Business Line Performance Additives will highlight label-free solutions for light and heat stabilization. Join us in changing the future.  more
Indiana, IL Estados Unidos
American Coatings Show – Solutions Beyond Color
abril 05, 2022 - abril 07, 2022
The American Coatings Show offers a comprehensive showcase of innovative products, technologies, equipment and services  more


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