Clariant expands bleaching earths capacity in Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey

Clariant expands bleaching earths capacity in Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey

7:33 AM, 16th September 2015
Clariant expands bleaching earths capacity in Indonesia, Mexico, Turkey
Tonsil bleaching earths set a standard for efficient and sustainable oil purification.

MUNICH, GERMANY: Clariant AG said it has expanded capacity for its Tonsil bleaching earths for edible oil purification. New Tonsil operations at Clariant’s existing sites in Turkey and Mexico, and the construction of a new site in Indonesia, will optimize local supply and enable it to meet the needs of its regional customers.

A considerable share of edible oil produced globally is treated with Clariant’s Tonsil bleaching earths. Combining expertise in bleaching earth and oil purification with latest development and production facilities enables Clariant to continuously develop new grades of highly-active bleaching earths derived from natural clays, it said.

The additional production facilities will include on-site teams of experts in product and application techniques and analytical laboratories to support development of bleaching earths that meet local oil refining requirements for colour improvement, odour removal and shelf life.

Customers in Turkey and the Middle East will benefit in particular from the newly developed Tonsil Supreme 158FF grade, which will be produced at the expanded Balikesir site using a specific clay from a local Turkish mine. The clay is well-suited for this grade which offers a balanced profile of superior bleaching performance in various oils, fast filtration and low oil retention.

“Tonsil supports the edible oil industry in providing a sustainable supply of healthy food to a growing population. Clariant’s decision to expand local availability reinforces our commitment to the Turkish and Middle East markets, as well as the Indonesian and North American markets. By offering products close to our customers, we can achieve a better local footprint based on better service, better support and better sustainability,” said Markus Schmidl, head, business group purification, EMEA, Clariant BU functional minerals.

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