Value Creation in the Four Business Areas
2017 IN NUMBERS
Innovation is key. Finding new solutions and bringing new ideas to market helps drive Clariant’s growth. The numbers in this chapter show how its Business Units commit to innovation, how their investment in R&D drives progress and how decisively they focus on the needs of their customers.
Care Chemicals offers more than 180 products in RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) mass balance quality for Personal and Home Care markets.
Clariant currently has 17 Innovation Black Belts throughout all seven Business Units.
Plastics & Coatings has grown at a rate of 5 %.
Catalysis had 110 active innovation projects in 2017.
The growth potential of lead-free organic pigments is estimated at approximately 10 %.
Business Unit Catalysts operated 14 production sites globally (excluding 50:50 or minority joint ventures).
Functional Minerals' production site in Indonesia increased the production capacity for bleaching earths by 35 %.