HONG KONG - Specialty chemical company Clariant is building a surfactants plant in Zhenjiang, Eastern China. The new facility is scheduled for production in the middle of 2009.
The new plant will primarily serve personal care, paints and coatings, as well as metal working industries. Other products available at the plant will include chemicals for textile, oil, mining and homecare sectors.
The new surfactants plant in Zhenjiang is located on the Yangtze River between Nanjing and Shanghai, with good access to Clariant’s key customers in the region. This facility, together with Clariant's existing plant in China, in Tianjin, will complement the company’s already established manufacturing capabilities in Asia for Clariant’s Functional Chemicals Division. Three other production facilities are operating in Japan, Indonesia and Australia.
Clariant’s business in China has grown substantially in recent years, with a high annual growth rate. The decision was taken to build a new surfactants plant in Eastern China, to further sustain this growth. Clariant in China has more than 1,300 people working in laboratories and facilities in over 30 cities.