Clariant AG has opened two new additives facilities in Zhenjiang, China, the Muttenz, Switzerland-based chemicals company announced 20 June.
The new facilities, which will be producing the company's AddWorks synergistic additive solutions and Ceridust micronised waxes for the plastics, coatings & ink industries, are part of a multi-million-franc investment announced by Clariant last year.
These will add to the company's offerings of customised solutions for the plastics, coatings & ink industries.
“This completed investment… marks our commitment to expand capability and capacity in China, one of the most important strategic markets for Clariant,” said Christian Kohlpaintner, member of Clariant's executive committee, at the opening ceremony.
According to Kohlpaintner, the Swiss chemicals giant is now pursuing “a dedicated strategy” aimed at increasing and sharpening the focus on China.
The additional local production capacity in China, said Clariant, will make “more tailored solutions at shortened lead times” possible.