CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, today announced the relocation of its Air Purification Catalyst production from Needham, Massachusetts to Louisville, Kentucky.
Sustainability is a core element of Clariant's business strategy, and Clariant is committed to creating products that can help our environment. Through its Air Purification Market Segment, which focuses on reducing or eliminating harmful industrial emissions, Clariant has products that mitigate the effects of pollutants: for example, the installed volume of its line of EnviCat®-N2O catalysts is reducing N2O by the equivalent of what 4-million automobiles emit in CO2 annually.
To further strengthen its position in the market, Clariant is relocating its Air Purification Catalyst production from Needham, Massachusetts to Louisville, Kentucky and will focus on developing and innovating new solutions in the Air Purification Catalyst business. As part of the expansion of its Louisville facility, Clariant is focusing its efforts to bring its Research and Development efforts closer to manufacturing. This is part of the long-term plan to make Louisville a center of catalyst excellence.
This move further strengthens Clariant's ability to meet customer needs, while taking advantage of economies of services and scope to better serve its customers. Additionally, the move creates synergies that will allow Clariant to provide its customers ease of access to catalyst solutions from air purification catalysts to zeolite powder-based technologies and process catalysts.
Production of Air Purification catalysts in Louisville began in October, 2015.
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2014 the company employed a total workforce of 17 003. In the financial year 2014, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.116 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, 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 R&D, and intensify growth.
Clariant's Catalysts Unit is a leading global developer and producer of catalysts for industrial processes since the acquisition of Sud-Chemie in 2011. With a total of 18 production sites, 14 sales offices, and 12 R&D and technical centers it is headquartered in Munich, Germany. Approximately 1790 employees serve customers around the world. Aimed at delivering sustainable value to customers, Clariant's catalysts and adsorbents are designed to increase production throughput, lower energy consumption, and reduce hazardous emissions from industrial processes. The broad portfolio also includes products that enable the use of alternative feedstock for chemical and fuel production.