Oil and Gas


Clariant OleMax® 260: New acetylene selective hydrogenation catalyst starts strong at Dow

Successful industrial start-up of OleMax® 260 catalyst at world-scale ethylene production plant of The Dow Chemical Company. 
(Photo: The Dow Chemical Company)Munich, May 9, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of OleMax 260, a new selective hydrogenation catalyst with extremely high ethylene selectivity and operational stability. Specially developed for ethylene producers with “front-end” process configurations, OleMax 260 offers a new solution to increase yields and profits while ensuring safer and more sustainable operation.

Clariant wins contract to supply CATOFIN® catalysts for world’s largest propane dehydrogenation unit 

Site of the planned propane dehydrogenation unit in Qingdao, China. 
(Photo: © Jinneng Science & Technology Company, Limited)Munich, May 2, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced that it was awarded a contract by Jinneng Science & Technology Company, to design the world’s largest single-train propane dehydrogenation unit in collaboration with CB&I. The plant will be located in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China and have the capacity to produce 900,000 metric tons per annum (MTA) of propylene when completed.

SABIC showcases full complement of market leading fluids for Chinese and Asian markets at IESD show, Shanghai

SABIC showcases full complement of market leading fluids for Chinese and Asian markets at IESD show, Shanghai.SHANGHAI, CHINA, April 23, 2018 - As a global leader in the chemical industry, SABIC will present its full Fluids product portfolio at IESD, the leading surfactants and detergents show for China and Asia, in Shanghai, April 24 -26.

Clariant’s cross-business growth strategy to make North America its second largest market by 2021

Deepak Parikh, Clariant’s Head of Region North America, presenting at “The World of Clariant Catalysts” in New York. (Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, April 5, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, expects its cross-business growth strategy for North America to advance regional sales of about $2 billion by 2021. This would make North America the company’s second largest global market and represent about 25% of its global chemical investment.

Clariant introduces HYDEX® E: Next-generation diesel dewaxing catalyst for superior cold flow improvement 

Clariant’s new HYDEX® E diesel dewaxing catalyst. (Photos: Clariant)Munich, March 20, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, today announced the launch of its latest diesel dewaxing catalyst, HYDEX E. The new catalyst is an extension of Clariant’s well-established HYDEX series, designed for selective hydrocracking of long chain normal paraffins to improve the cold flow properties of middle distillates. HYDEX E maintains its predecessors’ exceptional robustness and flexible application, yet considerably increases diesel yield while reducing by-product formation. Consequently, producers not only benefit from higher cost-efficiency, but also improved sustainability.

Clariant is awarded Outstanding Supplier of 2017 by Anglo American

Clariant named Outstanding Supplier of 2017 by Anglo American. 
(Photo: Clariant)São Paulo, February 8, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was recognized as Outstanding Supplier of 2017 by Anglo American, a key global customer. The company also placed 1st in the Optimization and the Strategic Alignment categories.

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