Tag: Clariant

Clariant, Siegwerk, Borealis, and Beiersdorf create circular packaging initiative

Clariant, Siegwerk, Borealis, and Beiersdorf create circular packaging initiative

July 5, 2022 |

In Germany, moving circular plastic packaging forward. In a first and unique collaboration for the personal care industry, Clariant, Siegwerk, Borealis, and Beiersdorf are combining expertise to tackle the challenge of creating recyclable consumer packaging, based on 100% retrieved plastic packaging waste, for cosmetics applications. The pioneering initiative, named “Design4Circularity”, is providing innovations and insights […]

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Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol at new plant

Clariant produces first commercial sunliquid cellulosic ethanol at new plant

June 15, 2022 |

In Romania, Clariant produced the first commercial cellulosic ethanol at its sunliquid production plant in Podari, Romania. The entire offtake is contracted with a multi-year agreement to Shell. Over the last six months, the plant underwent a thorough commissioning process resulting in the successful start of production. Approximately 50,000 tons of second-generation biofuels will be […]

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Clariant opens $150M cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant opens $150M cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

June 6, 2022 |

In Romania, Renewables Now reports that Clariant has opened its $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Dolj. Feedstock contracts have been signed with more than 300 local farmers to secure the required 250,000 metric tons of straw required annually. The facility will produce 50,000 metric tons of cellulosic ethanol annually. Production was last expected to […]

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Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

Biopolymers for smartphones, Romanian hoof fungus furniture, Clariant’s biobased surfactants, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of February 11th

February 10, 2022 |

We know smartphones and electronics are huge resource sucks that utilize rare minerals, fossil fuels, and precious resources, so cheers to a China-based smartphone maker that is now using a biobased polycarbonate copolymer produced by Saudi Arabia’s SABIC. And in Japan, Kaneka is investing $130 million to triple production capacity for its biopolymer brand Green […]

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Clariant unveils 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs

Clariant unveils 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs

February 8, 2022 |

In Germany, Clariant unveiled its new Vita 100% bio-based surfactants and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) to help directly address climate change by helping remove fossil carbon from the value chain. The introduction of 100% bio-based surfactants and PEGs significantly expands Clariant’s Vita designated ingredients. Vita products are based on renewable feedstocks and have at least 98% […]

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Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

February 7, 2022 |

In Switzerland, chemical company Clariant has launched a range of 100% biobased surfactants and polyethylene glycols. Dubbed Vita, the ingredients were developed for formulators looking to boost natural content of detergents, hair and body shampoos, paints, industrial lubricants, and crop formulations.  “From the packaging to the many ingredients, a typical consumer product in coatings, personal […]

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Clariant Romania project is mechanically complete and ready for start-up

Clariant Romania project is mechanically complete and ready for start-up

January 23, 2022 |

In Romania, Clariant’s first full-scale commercial sunliquid plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues is mechanically completed and ready for start-up. The flagship plant will process approx. 250,000 tons of straw to produce 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol annually, contributing to lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. After completing the […]

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Clariant buys BASF’s US attapulgite business for $60M cash

Clariant buys BASF’s US attapulgite business for $60M cash

December 28, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant has signed definitive agreements to acquire BASF’s U.S. Attapulgite business assets for $60 million in cash, including the signing of a long-term supply agreement for attapulgite-based products to BASF. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in summer 2022. BASF’s Attapulgite business is one of the […]

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Clariant, Technip Energies new tech reduces steam methane reforming’s CO2 footprint

Clariant, Technip Energies new tech reduces steam methane reforming’s CO2 footprint

November 14, 2021 |

In Minnesota, Clariant and Technip Energies launched EARTH: Pioneering technology to reduce the CO2 footprint of steam methane reforming. The drop-in solution offers producers a cost-efficient way to save energy or to increase capacity with a decreased CO2 footprint and first commercial use has shown drastic reductions in CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, and pressure drop […]

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Major chemical companies to establish low carbon development platform

Major chemical companies to establish low carbon development platform

November 4, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant has reached an agreement with the World Economic Forum and major chemical companies to establish a breakthrough development platform by 2023. A Project Development Company will be designed as a new stand-alone entity operating on a pre-competitive basis and supporting partners in setting set-up joint projects aiming to share early-stage development risks […]

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