Clariant beefing up pigment capacity in Indonesia

Swiss speciality chemical firm is building a new pigment preparations plant in Indonesia in a series of investments valued at CHF8 million to support the regional demand in China, India and Indonesia, for low VOC pigments. China, India and Indonesia. The pigments comply with eco labelling schemes such as blue angel and equivalent schemes in other regions.

The investments include the construction of a new pigment preparations plant at Clariant’s Tangerang site in Indonesia that will double capacity to support the strong market growth in the country. Production is scheduled to commence in September 2013. Clariant is also finalising the feasibility for expanding the capacity at its Azo pigments and pigment preparations plants in Roha, India by 50%. In order to increase market coverage, provide more intimate customer service and support, and enhance market knowledge Clariant’s marketing and sales organization in China, India and Indonesia will be doubled throughout 2013.

Additionally, Technical service capabilities in China will be strengthened by increasing the number of technical professionals in Clariant’s STAR application laboratory in Shanghai by nearly double.

Finally, Clariant will also expand its development capabilities in Roha (India), Shanghai and DaGang (China) to provide a faster response to requests for product development tailored to the needs of the local markets. The addition of Regional Product Managers for both Azo pigments and pigment preparations will strengthen this support.


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