HONG KONG – Clariant is building a surfactants plant in Zhenjiang, Eastern China. The new facility is scheduled for production in the middle of 2009 and will primarily serve personal care, paint and coatings, and the metalworking industries.

The new plant 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.