Clariant opened its additives production facilities in Zhenjiang, China, this month. The opening of the facilities marks the completion of the company’s multimillion-Swiss franc investment originally announced last year. It puts Clariant’s additive business in China ontrack to expand its offering of customized, high-end solutions for the plastics, coatings, and ink industries.

“This completed investment in the Zhenjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone marks another milestone in our commitment to expand capability and capacity in China, one of the most important strategic markets for Clariant,” says Christian Kohlpaintner, a member of Clariant’s executive committee. “We are pursuing a dedicated strategy aimed at increasing and sharpening the focus on China. I am proud to see this being executed successfully and am excited about its benefits going forward.”

The new facilities will be dedicated to the production of Ceridust micronized waxes and AddWorks synergistic additive solutions, both of which are used in various aspects of the plastics, coatings, and ink sectors.

“We already have a strong focus on China, with our additives for plastics, coatings, and consumer industries,” says Stephan Lynen, head of Clariant’s business unit additives. “With the new investment and our enhanced innovation capabilities, our focus on this market is being strengthened further. These two fully owned production facilities complement the company’s long-standing regional network of commercial and technical support not only for China but for the whole of Asia. We will continue to support the sustainable growth in this region.”