Clariant Presents Customer Solutions at NPE 2015 for Packaging, Healthcare, Transportation, and Consumer-goods Markets


• International Plastics Showcase, March 23-27, 2015, South Hall, Booth S35035, Orlando



• Focus on products and technologies that support customers' product development, time-to-market, and sustainability goals



• Masterbatches and Additives Business Units represented



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has announced that its booth (#S35035) at NPE 2015, the International Plastics Showcase, will feature proven solutions for four key markets:



 • Packaging, with products including LICOCENE® FDA-compliant waxes and HOSTANOX® color stabilizer. Plus, ColorWorks®Design and Technology Centers.



 • Healthcare, with PURELL polymers and MEVOPUR® color and additive concentrates and compounds



 • Consumer goods, including EXOLIT® flame retardants, antioxidants and polymers offering UV and antimicrobial protection



 • Transportation, with products that color and protect plastic for all wheeled vehicles; AddWorks® polymer additives solutions and MONTAN WAXES



Clariant technical experts and executives will be available to discuss how the company's standard and custom products have enabled customers to achieve their product design and development, time-to-market and sustainability goals.



The Clariant exhibit will showcase how the diverse portfolio of standard and custom color and additive formulations offered by Clariant Masterbatches have helped OEMs and converters add color and functionality to plastics, accelerating product design and development and building brand power in diverse markets. Clariant has four ColorWorks® technology and design centers around the world, offering one-on-one consulting and concept evaluation, simulation of colors and special effects, color creation and color trending expertise. Clariant globally completes more than 80,000 color matches each year.



Clariant has enhanced product development with the opening in 2015 of a rotational molding laboratory and prototype-development cell at the Clariant Canada facility in Toronto. The rotational molding lab replicates actual production conditions at leading rotational molders, providing customers with prototypes of color-matched, multi-textured products in just five to seven days.



The Clariant exhibit also will feature AddWorks, tailored formulations designed to provide improved productivity and significant energy savings, stability and durability of converted parts, in addition to protection of manufactured articles during their process and end use.



Also featured at NPE 2015 will be advancements in Clariant's Liquid Vehicle Technology allowing for higher pigment loadings and lower usage rates compared to the typical solid colorant.



Part of the booth focus will be Clariant's high performance integrated liquid Masterbatches, called HiFormer®, which allows for wider use of liquid color and additive concentrates and enables processing efficiencies that deliver high productivity at a low total cost. Clariant can custom tailor carrier technology to suite various applications. Together with equipment partners, Clariant now offers a sleek integrated line of metering, dosing and handling systems. HiFormer enables fast and simple color changes, maximum flexibility, and high reproducibility of the defined color.



Clariant provides light-fast and durable colors; sustainable fire protection; and foaming agents for lightweight plastics for interior and exterior applications. EXOLIT® protects against fire risk posed by frequent and growing use of plastic parts, and offers improvements in weather and lightfastness. MONTAN WAXES provide improvements in processing and end-product properties. Clariant offers a large number of OEM-approved colors and supplies additives for light-weighting of automotive parts, helping in the reduction of automotive emissions.



Clariant works with customers to support regulatory compliance and risk control, and sustainability goals. In the healthcare segment, the company maintains multiple ISO certifications, offers a USP class 6 product line, and provides regulatory expertise in support of OEMs and converters.



In 2014, Clariant announced it was making its products available in UL's Materials Search Engine, Prospector® (ULProspector.com), the largest and most widely used informational resource in the plastics industry. UL 94 Certified Renol® and Remafin® Masterbatches are an attractive alternative for manufacturers of plastic products that have to comply with specified flammability ratings. They also meet other global regulatory requirements like RoHS, WEEE, REACH and CE, and they contain only pigments that are free of heavy metals like cadmium and lead.



CONTACTS



Aimee Hawkins

Clariant Region Media Relations

Office: Charlotte, N.C.

(704) 331-7143

aimee.hawkihs@clariant.com



Hugh Ryan

Ryan Wellnitz Associates

Office: Barrington, R.I.

(401) 246-2300

hryan@ryanwellnitz.com



At NPE 2015, Orlando, Fla.:

Mobile phones for voice or text

(980) 213-5243

(401) 486-8048



CORPORATE MEDIA RELATIONS



Carsten Seum

Phone +41 61 469 63 63

carsten.seum@clariant.com



Stefanie Nehlsen

Phone +41 61 469 63 63

stefanie.nehlsen@clariant.com



www.clariant.com



Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2013 the company employed a total workforce of 18,099. In the financial year 2013, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.076 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.



www.masterbatches.clariant.com



www.additives.clariant.com



SOURCE Clariant



Web Site: www.clariant.com

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