Clariant plans acquiring Plastichemix Industries leading masterbatch additive suppliers

Clariant to acquire masterbatch producers in India

9:47 AM, 17th December 2013
Clariant Chemicals India business acquisition news
Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, plans to acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India, located in Vadodara with production facilities in Rania, Kalol and Nandesari in Gujarat (India). Plastichemix Industries is a leading supplier of black, white, filler and colour masterbatches, additive masterbatches, flushed pigments and mono-concentrates as well as engineering plastics compounds.

With this acquisition, Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited (CCIL) gains a leading position in the masterbatches business in India. The deal enables the company to offer a strong and extensive product portfolio with customized products and solutions and to expand its customer base significantly. As part of the future business approach an upgraded Technical Service Laboratory will be introduced to offer the market highly innovative and customized products.

“This acquisition is part of our global strategy to explore business opportunities in our Masterbatches business and to focus on emerging markets like India. The strong growth perspective of the plastics industry results in a bright future for the masterbatches business in India,” said Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, Clariant.

 

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