Clariant doubles catalysts’ R&D capacity in California, US

Clariant doubles catalysts R&D capacity in California, US

9:02 AM, 29th June 2020
Clariant-R&D-capacity-California
Sample preparation with a high-throughput robot in the expanded catalysts' research center in Palo Alto, California.

MUNICH, GERMANY: Clariant Catalysts is picking up speed with the successful expansion of its high-throughput research and development (R&D) center in Palo Alto, California. The upgraded facility is fitted with the latest high-throughput equipment, and will be home to an expanded team of technical experts. By doubling the research and development capacity of its Palo Alto facility, the company greatly strengthens its ability to offer faster and better solutions to its customers, and to support partners with custom catalyst scale-up projects.

High-throughput R&D combines state-of-the art hardware, robotics, automated procedures, and specialized software – including machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) tools – to enable up to 100 times faster experimentation compared to traditional practices. Clariant leverages this innovative methodology, along with its well-established expertise and knowledge in catalyst development and production, to accelerate time-to-market by reducing the catalyst discovery and development phase by 3 to 4 years.

Since its establishment in 2009, Clariant’s Palo Alto center has focused exclusively on high-throughput catalyst R&D. Tens of thousands of catalysts have been made and tested at the center. This has resulted in several highly successful commercial products, such as the selective hydrogenation catalyst OleMax® 260.“The expansion of our Palo Alto high-throughput catalyst R&D center represents an essential milestone of our business strategy. Thanks to its location, the center capitalizes on the high-tech nature of Silicon Valley. We are excited about the advances in catalyst technology for our customers,” said Stefan Heuser, senior vice president & general manager at Clariant Catalysts.
“Increasing our capacity allows us to boost both productivity and innovation, which will result in faster development of catalysts for our customers. We are also accelerating our work to advance the state-of-the-art in high throughput technologies, especially in supporting catalyst scale-up and production,” said Anthony Volpe, head, Palo Alto R&D center.

© Worldofchemicals News

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


DSM buys part of Clariant's 3D printing business

GELEEN, NETHERLANDS: Royal DSM said it has agreed with Clariant for DSM to take over certain parts of Clariant’s 3D printing business portfolio. ...

Read more
Enhanced coatings range to simplify corrosion protection

Corrosion protection just got easier following the launch of a range of high-performance primers from AkzoNobel's Powder Coatings business. The compan ...

Read more
Rise in unorganized plastic disposal concerns fuel market

The recycled plastics market demand is expected to grow in the upcoming years due to their increasing usage in various end-use applications. Recycled ...

Read more
Premiumization of beauty products flourishes sales

Strong growth in the cosmetics & personal care market is set to fuel demand for personal care and active ingredients. The trend of premiumization ...

Read more
Consumers adopting move to organic phenomenon

Market Outlook Food additives are substances which improve the taste, color, smell and add flavor to the food items. Food additives are used for a pa ...

Read more
Invasive species threat boosts eco-friendly bio-agrochemicals market

Increase in the number of invasive species is a perennial threat to the current agricultural productivity which majorly upheaves the global agrochemic ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X