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Clariant offers a broad range of specialty additives with a variety of effects and possibilities to modify polymers for different applications: light stabilizers, processing stabilizers, antioxidants, sulfur-containing co-stabilizers, metal deactivators and antistatic agents.
Plastics & Coatings is Clariant’s most cyclical Business Area with customers ranging from packaging, consumer goods, medical, textile to transportation and agricultural multinationals, as well as local companies.
The Additives business is a major supplier of flame retardants, polymer additives and waxes for functional effects in plastics, coatings, inks and other special applications.
Additive’s patented non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally compatible protection for engineering thermoplastics, polyamides and polyesters. It offers a sustainable alternative over brominated flame retardants to support Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (OEM’s) claim on their environmentally friendly products. Main applications include smart phones, tablets, connectors and circuit breakers as well as automotives.
The Polymer Additives segment provides innovative solutions for the agriculture, automotive and transportation, electrical and electronics, industrial building and construction, packaging, textile and fibers markets. The products range from antioxidants, processing and light stabilizers, as well as acid scavengers, which enable protection of plastics and coatings during manufacturing, and antistatics which confer antistatic effects.
Clariant’s Specialty Waxes and Performance Polymers are mainly used as process- and surface additives for plastic, coating, ink, adhesive and polish applications, but are also increasingly directly used as hot melt adhesives in the area of technical textiles, carpets and for artificial turf.
Additives has developed a five-step approach to enable profitable growth. It wants to further expand its emerging market presence with key investments. Further the focus remains on key market segments where the business can address customer needs with specific value propositions. Additives aims to offer innovative and sustainable products and solutions, always focusing on functionality. The cost base is reduced by eliminating non-value adding steps, offering »easy-to-handle« and »direct-use« solutions to customers, such as converters. Finally, the business aims to leverage its value chain by liaising with key technology providers and creating a pull-effect by working more closely with OEMs (original equipment manufacturers).
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Business Unit Additives offers a wide range of light and heat stabilizer chemistries adapted and formulated for use in modern coating systems, that help to deliver sustainable solutions for tomorrow.
An extensive range of non-halogenated flame retardants.
Innovative solutions based on our technology and chemistry platforms of Montan-, Amide-, traditional Ziegler-Natta and new Metallocene Polyolefin waxes offer our customers the most diversified portfolio of specialty waxes.
The Business Unit Additives has developed a wide range of products for plastics such as antioxidants, light stabilizers, antistatic agents, waxes and flame retardants. Besides, several specialties are available for specific polymers.