MUTTENZ, Switzerland – Specialty chemicals company Clariant inaugurated enhancements to its production capabilities and service support for its customers in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEA&P) at an official ceremony at its Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia, site. The increase in production capacity and upgrading of local facilities will better support the strong growth in demand for pigments, masterbatches, personal care, home care and industrial care ingredients in local and overseas markets.

The investments by the Industrial & Consumer Specialties, Masterbatches and Pigments business units highlight Clariant’s commitment to strengthen its long-term provision of value-added services to customers in Indonesia and SEA&P. Clariant is represented in eight locations in Indonesia, with approximately 800 employees across its six production sites and three application and technical centers. The company is one of the leaders in Indonesia and SEA&P in the areas of pigments, plastics, oil and gas, catalysts, and edible oil refinery. In 2013, SEA&P accounted for 30% of Clariant’s sales in Asia and 7% of global sales.

Among Clariant’s expansion at the Tangerang facility is a new pigment preparations plant, doubling capacity to support the growth in demand for high-quality, low-VOC pigment preparations complying with eco labeling schemes such as blue angel and equivalent schemes in other regions.

The Tangerang site has received ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification.. This benchmark certification promotes systematic energy savings and better environmental performance.