• 21-OCT-2013

  • SOURCE: Clariant International AG

Clariant at K 2013: Focus on Growth and Innovation as Key Drivers for Customer Benefits

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, underlined its commitment to the Plastics and Coatings industry at its K 2013 press conference and demonstrated how the megatrends that drive the plastics industry are at the root of the company's market strategy.

Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of Clariant's Executive Committee, said that as a key supplier of specialty chemistry solutions for the plastics industry, Clariant needs to focus on innovation – and this in turn is driving the company's growth: "Today, we see a growing use of plastics with tailormade properties in applications such as mobile phones, cars, construction, as well as a demand for higher quality plastics applications. Our customers would not be able to meet these needs without chemistry." Mr. Kohlpaintner added that the emerging markets of Middle East, China and India remain key regions of future growth for plastic resin production, with plastics consumption per capita still well below more developed markets. <BR><BR> Available material includes views of Clariant's various business units.