Clariant Oil Services Acquires Chemical Storage and Packaging Facility in Broussard, Louisiana

Increased customer responsiveness and improved distribution capacity to serve the Offshore Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana / Texas Gulf Coast land based customers

HOUSTON – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the acquisition of a chemical storage and packaging facility in Broussard, Louisiana. The transaction includes key personnel, laboratory, production, and storage facilities for supplying the Offshore Shelf, Deep Water, and Louisiana / Texas Gulf Coast land based markets.

"Combined with our existing blending facility in Reserve, Louisiana, Clariant's new Broussard facility significantly expands our capacity to serve the customers in the Region," says Doug Hayes, Global Head of Clariant Oil Services. "The facility specializes in Deep Water product filtration and repackaging. The facility's fully equipped Analytical and QC laboratories add to Clariant's already extensive local, regional, and global laboratory service capabilities."

The Broussard facility includes a 2000 sq. ft. analytical laboratory, 1800 sq. ft. quality control laboratory, and 400,000 gallons total chemical storage.

Hayes concludes, "This latest acquisition is just one more example of our growing commitment to serving customers in the Louisiana and Texas markets."

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2014 the company employed a total workforce of 17 003. In the financial year 2014, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.116 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and RD, and intensify growth.

Clariant Oil Services is a leading provider of chemical technologies and services to the oil, pipeline and refineryindustries. A global business with headquarters in Houston, Texas, Clariant Oil Services is represented in all major oil and gas locations. From deepwater exploration to refining, Clariant Oil Services provides chemical products and services designed to reduce customer costs, decrease operational risks and improve production efficiency.

Clariant Oil Services operates state-of-the-art R&D and applications laboratories in the United States, Scotland, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as an environmental testing laboratory in Norway. Clariant Oil Services' industry experience is supported by a dedicated global technical services network, providing a unique position from which to address and resolve customer challenges anywhere in the world, now and in the future.



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