Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18 135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.
BU Additives is a major supplier of products with functional effects in plastics, coatings and consumer applications. Innovative solutions such as non-halogenated flame retardants provide environmentally compatible fire protection for electrical and electronic equipment or as key ingredient for intumescent coating systems in construction applications. BU Additives also produces advanced surface solutions that protect and enhance surfaces in plastics, coatings & inks, adhesives, agro and care applications. Clariant’s Performance Additives prevent oxidation, dissipate electric charge accumulation and improve heat, light and weather resistance.