MUTTENZ, Switzerland - Clariant announced the inauguration of its new pigment preparations production plant in DaGang, in Tianjin city, China. The new plant, which came on stream at the end of 2011, is a joint venture between Clariant and Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Co. It represents a total investment of CNY 120 million. Alongside Clariant’s existing powder pigment plant in Hangzhou, it reinforces Clariant’s ongoing commitment to fulfill the needs of customers in China’s growing pigment and pigment preparations market for high-quality solutions. 

Clariant is a leading global provider of organic pigments, pigment preparations and dyes. The new facility, which leverages state-of-the-art technology, will produce pigment preparations in liquid and solid form for applications in the coatings, plastics and printing industries, and for consumer products and industrial special applications. It includes 16 production lines, a warehouse, laboratories and office space. 

The introduction of another production site in the region will give customers access to a wider choice of products, as well as improved services with a shorter lead time for greater efficiency.