Tag: Clariant

Clariant outlines growth strategy

In Switzerland, Clariant leadership highlighted the company’s growth strategy for 2014 onwards. Innovation, they said, is expected to contribute 1-2 percentage points annually to sales growth, thus helping Clariant to achieve its 16-19% EBITDA margin target in 2015 and beyond. For 2014, Clariant targets an EBITDA margin before exceptionals above last year’s 14.1% by focusing […]

June 26, 2014 More

Clariant’s Q1 operations results down from FY2013

In Switzerland, Clariant’s Q1 results from continuing operations have come in at USD $1.7 billion compared to $1.73 billion  in Q1 of 2013. All Business Areas with the exception of Care Chemicals achieved mid to high single-digit sales growth. Care Chemicals was flat year on year, exclusively due to a virtually non-existent de-icing season in Europe. […]

May 5, 2014 More

Sweet 16: the hottest slides on biofuels’ key technologies, regions, policies, from ABLC

Experts from Coca-Cola, Avantium, Virent, American Process, DSM, ICM, Imperium, Liquid Light, Maverick Synfuels, Beta Renewables, Algenol, Cool Plant, Clariant — as well as top management at the USDA and US Department of Energy were among the highlight presenters on the second day at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference in Washington, DC. ABLC this […]

April 24, 2014 More

ABLC buzzes about finance, government actions, chemicals, carbon, and technology advances

As ABLC completes its second day, companies, agencies, financiers step forward to detail advances toward scale, new programs. In Washington, more than 35 companies came under the microscope as delegates at ABLC, the annual bioeconomy leadership conference which continues through Wednesday with more than 100 speakers on the agenda, moved from policy considerations to a […]

April 23, 2014 More

Partner News: Clariant, Eppendorf, Vecoplan on the move

In Germany and Kentucky, Clariant and Ashland announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals headquartered in Hilden, Germany, to investment funds affiliated with Rhône, a London and New York-based private equity investment firm. The enterprise value of the transaction before debt and assumed liabilities amounts to […]

April 10, 2014 More

Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

In Switzerland, Clariant has joined the Together for Sustainability (TIS) chemical industry initiative aimed at improving sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. The initiative jointly conducts supplier assessments and audit programs, avoiding the need for individual members to conduct their own scoring programs. Clariant becomes the eighth member in the initiative […]

March 31, 2014 More

Clariant continues on profitable growth path in 2013

In Switzerland, Clariant reported its full-year 2013 results, with sales growth from continuing operations at 4% in local currencies, to CHF 6.08 billion from CHF 6.04 billion in full-year 2012. The company’s EBITDA margin before exceptional items reaches 14.1% compared to 13.5%. The 4% organic sales growth was almost entirely driven by higher volumes. Full-year […]

February 19, 2014 More

Clariant: Biofuels Digest’s 2014 5-Minute Guide

Company description: Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed 22 149 employees on December 31, 2011. In the financial year 2011, Clariant produced a turnover of CHF 7.4 billion. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; […]

February 17, 2014 More

Mercedes to run 12-month trial of Clariant’s cellulosic E20 blend

In Germany, Mercedes is running a pilot test with Clariant and Haltermann to test sunliquid20, fuel which is blended with 20% cellulosic ethanol. The 12-month trial will be focused around Stuttgart-Untertürkheim where there will be a pump supplying the fuel. Clariant’s demo plant is currently producing ethanol from 4,500 metric tons of agricultural residues per […]

January 29, 2014 More

Mercedes-Benz, Clariant, Haltermann ink deal to demonstrate E20 cellulosic ethanol

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann, and Mercedes-Benz have joined forces to demonstrate the effectiveness of sunliquid®20 with 20 % ethanol from straw as high-quality fuel for optimal driving performance. Clariant is the the ethanol producer, using its sunliquid process. Haltermann then mixes the cellulosic ethanol with conventional fuel components to form the new fuel. The production […]

January 29, 2014 More