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Clariant announced enhancements to its production capabilities and service support for its customers in Indonesia and South East Asia and Pacific (SEA&P) at an official ceremony at its Tangerang site in June. The significant 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.
Clariant is represented in eight locations in Indonesia, with approximately 800 employees across its six production sites and three application and technical centres. The company is one of the leaders in Indonesia and SEA&P in the areas of pigments, plastics, oil & gas, catalysts and edible oil refinery. In 2013, SEA&P accounted for 30% of Clariant’s sales in Asia and 7% of global sales.
Clariant’s extension of its production and service capabilities at Tangerang includes: doubling of existing production capacity and an enlarged application development laboratory; a new plant for masterbatches, doubling production capacity with the option for further increases; a new pigment preparations plant, doubling capacity to support the growth in demand for high quality, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) pigment preparations complying with eco labelling schemes such as blue angel and equivalent schemes in other regions.
The site will be certified with ISO 50001 Energy Management System. This promotes systematic energy savings and better environmental performance.
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, commented: "The future of Clariant will be decided in Asia and we see Indonesia as a focal point for our sustainable growth in the SEA&P region. The investments in production capacity, product range and service enhancements demonstrate our belief in Indonesia’s potential and its market growth and our commitment to better support the strong demand in local and overseas markets.”