Clariant inaugurates new healthcare packaging plant in Cuddalore, India

Clariant inaugurates healthcare packaging plant in Cuddalore, India

10:45 AM, 22nd January 2018
Clariant inaugurates new healthcare packaging plant in Cuddalore, India
(L-R) Adnan Ahmad, region head, Clariant in India; Ketan Premani, India head of business unit - medical specialties and Matthias Brommer, global head of business unit - medical specialties at the inauguration of Clariant's new healthcare packaging plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

CUDDALORE, INDIA: Clariant in India has established its eminence in the speciality chemicals sector, with its presence in the country for more than 50 years. Clariant in India is living the “Make in India” mantra and has built a manufacturing hub for both exports and domestic markets. It comprises 11 production sites spread across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Clariant in India aims for accelerated growth in the Indian market through the six business units that are: masterbatches, pigments, additives, industrial & consumer specialities, catalysts and functional minerals.

Clariant has inaugurated its healthcare packaging production facility in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, India.

“Clariant is ambitious in India and we look to create a material and profitable speciality chemical business through our new greenfield plant for healthcare packaging. While this plant may not fall in the speciality chemicals category in the traditional sense, but it is certainly a differentiated product offering. In India, business line medical specialities have grown over the past few years and this facility will give us clear edge against the competition,” said Adnan Ahmad, region head, Clariant in India.

“Our new greenfield healthcare packaging production plant, technology-wise is ‘state-of-the-art’. It is the first and so far, the only ISO-8 cleanroom facility in the group and particularly in emerging markets of the world. The facility will offer Desiccants and link our customers to Clariant's global packaging design capabilities. Pharmaceutical regulatory compliance and consistent quality is the hallmark of our offerings to the customers,” added Ketan Premani, India head of business unit - medical specialities.

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