Tag: Clariant

Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon:  Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

Good times for now, headwinds on the horizon: Q3 earnings time for the advanced bioeconomy, energy

October 30, 2014 |

Novozymes, Shell, BP, Clariant, Green Plains and Pacific Ethanol report — what’s the trend, what’s new, what’s troubling? The Digest looks into the results. In the first half of November we will be hearing from a slew of companies regarding Q3 earnings — but earnings season is well underway already, and we have good indicators […]

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Clariant’s demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Germany: The complete facility, in pictures

Clariant’s demonstration cellulosic ethanol plant in Germany: The complete facility, in pictures

September 28, 2014 |

Our first up-close look at this cellulosic technology, now at demonstration scale. Producing enzymes and yeasts on site, as part of the complete biomass-to-fuels manufacturing process. About 30 miles southwest, as the crow flies, from the Czech border with the German state of Bavaria, lies the front lines of Bavaria’s investments and achievements in high […]

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Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

Clariant, Haltermann and MB announces positive sunliquid 20 results

September 25, 2014 |

In Germany, Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have tested a fuel of the future in a fleet test since January. Initial results prove the high quality and excellent properties of sunliquid 20 fuel (contains 20 percent ethanol coming from straw). With its first-class combustion properties, sunliquid 20 improves engine efficiency so that its 4 percent lesser energy content, […]

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Clariant outlines growth strategy

Clariant outlines growth strategy

June 26, 2014 |

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 […]

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Clariant’s Q1 operations results down from FY2013

Clariant’s Q1 operations results down from FY2013

May 5, 2014 |

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. […]

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

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

April 24, 2014 |

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 […]

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

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

April 23, 2014 |

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 […]

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Partner News: Clariant, Eppendorf, Vecoplan on the move

Partner News: Clariant, Eppendorf, Vecoplan on the move

April 10, 2014 |

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 […]

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Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

Clariant joins Together for Sustainability intiative

March 31, 2014 |

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 […]

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Clariant continues on profitable growth path in 2013

Clariant continues on profitable growth path in 2013

February 19, 2014 |

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 […]

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