SABIC CEO Yousef Al-Benyan: “Clariant is a strong company with an impressive track record which will continue on its successful path with Hariolf Kottmann as the new Chairman. Specialty chemicals are an important building block for SABIC’s strategy. We see ourselves as a responsible long-term oriented strategic shareholder, and the Governance agreement underlines our commitment to create value for all stakeholders.”
“The nomination of Hariolf Kottmann as Chairman of the Board provides continuity and stability to the company. His experience and vision will ensure further execution of the long-term strategy to become a top tier player in the industry. The combination of our Additives and high value Masterbatches business with parts of SABIC’s Specialties business accelerates this process. Therefore I support Hariolf Kottmann to take over the role of Chairman of the Board”, said Konstantin Winterstein, Member of the Board of Directors.
Hariolf Kottmann: “With the addition of SABIC as a shareholder, Clariant now has two strong independent anchor shareholders with significant experience in the chemical industry. This will allow Clariant to accelerate its strategic path of growth in the specialty chemicals industry. Together with Ernesto Occhiello, the Board looks forward to writing the next chapter in Clariant’s success story.”
LANXESS enters battery chemistry business electrolyte production for lithium-ion batteries in Leverkusen Germany
Cologne/Leverkusen, April 5, 2021 – LANXESS enters the field of battery chemistry by cooperating with Guangzhou Tinci Materials Technology Co. (Tinci), a leading global manufacturer of lithium-ion battery materials. Starting already next year, LANXESS will produce electrolyte formulations for lithium-ion batteries under the authorization of the Chinese company. Read More
Cologne, April 2, 2021 – In the manufacture of transmission oil pans, polyamides offer numerous advantages over sheet steel or die-cast aluminum in terms of lightweight construction, cost-cutting functional integration and design flexibility. Polyamide 66 in particular has therefore found widespread use in series production of these large injection-molded parts in recent years. However, polyamide 6 is also very well suited to the purpose, as is evident from an increasing number of applications. Read More
Cologne, March 30, 2021 – A smartphone that sets new standards for lightness, slim design and sustainability is making its debut on the market this March: the Carbon 1 MK II from Berlin-based start-up Carbon Mobile. “Designed and engineered in Germany, the Carbon 1 MK II reignites miniaturization and drives sustainability in connected devices by replacing plastics and aluminum with advanced composite materials for the first time”, says Firas Khalifeh, CEO of Carbon Mobile. The base material for Read More
Muttenz, March 29, 2021 – Closer to Chinese customers from the start. Clariant’s Additives business continues to step up support for the needs of China’s growth industries, with new top-class facilities to foster R&D and joint application technology developments at the One Clariant Campus (OCC). Ahead of Chinaplas 2021, Clariant shares a taster of bio-based additives available to advance resource-efficient innovation in local market segments, highlights from its new sustainable solutions set for Read More