Clariant AG history, profile and corporate video
Clariant AG is a multinational speciality chemicals company headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland. It operates through the following business sectors: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, and Natural Resources.
Clariant was formed in 1995 as a spin-off from the chemical company Sandoz, which was established in Basel in 1886.
In 1997, the company incorporated the speciality chemicals business of Hoechst (Germany).
In 2000, BTP plc (UK) was acquired.
In 2006, Ciba’s Masterbatches division was acquired.
In 2008, Clariant acquired the U.S. colorant suppliers Rite Systems and Ricon Colors.
In 2011, the specialty chemicals company Süd-Chemie (Germany) was acquired.
- Functional Minerals;
- Industrial & Consumer Specialties;
- Oil and Mining Services;
- Biofuels and Derivatives.
With more than 13,000 employees, Clariant AG is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.
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