Clariant opens new lab in Kolshet

Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited has announced that its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business (ICS) has launched a new Consumer Care Laboratory at their Kolshet site in Thane, near Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Laboratory will focus on Personal Care and Home Care formulations - such as...

Clariant opens new lab in Kolshet

Mumbai, Maharashtra, October 17, 2011 /India PRwire/ -- Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited has announced that its Industrial & Consumer Specialties Business (ICS) has launched a new Consumer Care Laboratory at their Kolshet site in Thane, near Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Laboratory will focus on Personal Care and Home Care formulations - such as guide formulations for anti-dandruff hair oils based on Clariant's Octopirox® or cream formulations based on Clariant's unique Aristoflex® Rheology modifier. It will also develop new application test methods to prove the superior performance of Clariant's ingredients. One of our newest launches include the complete range of effective, sustainable and sensory enhancing biopolymers for personal care applications. More of such innovations are already in the pipeline.

"This facility will enable us to support our domestic Consumer Care customers even better and assist them in launching their products faster to the Indian market, in response to the rapidly ever-evolving needs." Said Dr. Alexander Snell, Head of BU ICS India.

Mr. Peter Palm, VC& MD - Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited commented, "This laboratory at Kolshet site in Thane, is another milestone in our path of creating a sustained growth strategy for Clariant in India. Our continuous focus on strengthening new business development; exploring and fortifying the existing strong and competitive position in all major markets, including India are the key drivers for Clariant."

Clariant's Industrial and Consumer Specialties Business is a leading provider of specialty chemicals and ethylene oxide derivatives for industrial and consumer care applications. Clariant's Consumer Care product range also includes emulsifiers, rheology modifiers, conditioning agents, active ingredients, preservatives and mild surfactants that provide performance enhancement to formulations.

Our research and development is tailor made to our customers' specific needs and with this new facility, we will continue providing - "Winning Formulations, Sustainable Solutions".

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16,200 employees as of December 31, 2010.

In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of CHF 7 billion. Clariant is divided into twelve business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties ; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.

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Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16,200 employees as of December 31, 2010.

In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of CHF 7 billion. Clariant is divided into twelve business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties ; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.

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