Swiss Clariant proceeds with India pigment expansion

31 July 2013 16:54  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Clariant is proceeding with a 50% expansion in capacity at its Azo pigments and pigment preparations plants in Roha, India, the Swiss-headquartered specialty chemicals firm said on Wednesday.

Capacity and financial details were not disclosed.

Clariant said the investment will enhance the capabilities and output at its site "in a sustainable manner by reducing energy consumption and expanding the range of low VOC [volatile organic compounds]-containing pigments preparations offered to the market".

Clariant added it is in the process of doubling its marketing and sales organisation in India, China and Indonesia throughout 2013.

“Our ongoing efforts to strengthen our presence in India are part of a broader commitment to meet growing demand here and in the rest of the region, and to give customers access to high-quality, sustainable products and technical support tailored to their local product development needs,” said Marco Cenisio, Clariant senior vice president and general manager of the Pigments business unit.

By: Franco Capaldo
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