MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Clariant is incorporating renewable raw materials into Quinacridone pigments produced at its Frankfurt-Hoechst facility in Germany.

In 2014, a significant share of Quinacridone pigment production at the plant will use biobased succinic acid supplied by Myriant, a recognized leader in the development of renewable chemicals. Made from renewable raw materials, Myriant’s biobased succinic acid is a reliable substitute for fossil-based succinic acid. Myriant’s biobased succinic acid can directly substitute fossil-based succinic acid, reducing the environmental footprint of the end products being manufactured without any impact on the production process or pigment quality.

Clariant’s decision is in keeping with its global sustainability efforts to use more renewable raw materials, and follows intensive R&D by Clariant and Myriant. It will enable customers serving a wide range of industries to improve the sustainable profile of their products. Clariant’s Quinacridone pigments cover all application areas for the pigments industry. The broad portfolio includes high-performance pigments to meet the exacting demands of the automotive, architectural and plastics industries as well as colorants used in printing applications tailored to individual needs.