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Clariant 

“Market Cap $6.33 B As of May 2014

  • Industry: Specialized Chemicals
  • Founded: 1995
  • Country: Switzerland
  • CEO: Hariolf Kottmann
  • Website: www.clariant.com
  • Employees: 18,099
  • Sales: $6.55 B
  • Headquarters: Muttenz
Forbes Lists
#1982 Global 2000
  • #1348 in Sales
  • #1864 in Assets
  • #1617 in Market value
Profile

Clariant AG manufactures specialty chemicals. It operates through eight segments: Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Masterbatches, Pigments, Functional Materials, Textile Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Oil & Mining Services and Leather Services. The Industrial & Consumer Specialties segment provides specialty chemicals and application solutions. The Masterbatches segment manufactures dye and additive concentrates and technical composites. The Pigments segment offers organic pigments, pigment preparations, and dyes. The Functional Materials segment manufactures specialty products and solutions. The Textile Chemicals segment supplies specialty chemicals. The Catalysis & Energy segment provides catalysts for the chemical, petrochemical, polymer, refinery, and automotive industries. The Oil & Mining Services segment offers products and services for the oil, refinery, and mining industries. The Leather Services segment offers services for the leather industry. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland.”

“History

Clariant was formed in 1995 as a spin off from the chemical company Sandoz, which was itself established in Basel in 1886. Through our direct lineage, we have amassed knowledge and experience of chemistry and industry spanning approximately 150 years. 

Clariant expanded through the incorporation of the speciality chemicals business of Hoechst (Germany) in 1997, and the acquisitions of BTP plc (UK) in 2000 and Ciba’s Masterbatches division in 2006. In 2008, we acquired the leading U.S. colorant suppliers Rite Systems and Ricon Colors. The latest acquisition, the highly-innovative specialty chemicals company Süd-Chemie (Germany), was completed on 21 April 2011.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Clariant.com

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