MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Clariant is planning to expand its global research and development activities at its site in Frankfurt, Germany. The new, 23,000-square-meter Clariant Innovation Center is due to be completed by the end of 2012. It will provide space for 500 people.

The planned center will be located in the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park and represents an investment of more than €50 million. The new innovation center will closely cooperate with all of the R&D satellite sites in Gendorf (near Munich, Germany), Lamotte (France) and Suzano (Brazil), as well as 40 application centers around the globe. Clariant invested well over CHF 130 million in research and development in 2010.