Comar to establish catalysts, nano-particle chems site at Muttenz

03 February 2011 15:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--South African producer Comar Chemicals will establish a second production site for its organo metallic catalysts and nano-particle chemicals at Swiss chemicals firm Clariant’s new industrial park in Muttenz during the course of 2011, the companies said on Thursday.

The company will establish a specialty chemicals processing plant, making full use of existing utility infrastructure at the site, the companies said.

They did not disclose the investment cost in the facility or the planned production capacity, but said employment opportunities would be generated in due course for some 30 personnel.

Comar’s products include rare earth catalysts that are used in the synthetic rubber industry to manufacture advanced rubber types.

The nano-particle chemicals are used in advanced proprietary pollution abatement systems.

Comar will be the first company to settle at Clariant’s Infrapark Baselland industrial park since its launch at the beginning of January.

“We see Comar, with its specialty chemicals portfolio of catalysts and nano-particle chemicals, as an excellent contributor to the development of a highly specialised chemical industry in the Basel area that is able to provide innovative products that are at the fore-front of technological developments in their respective fields,” said Renaud Spitz, country manager of Clariant Schweiz and manager of Infrapark Baselland.

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By: Hilde Ovrebekk
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