Issue: Jan 2013


Clariant reveals Performance. People. Planet values in action at ECS 2013



European Coatings Show 2013 (Hall 7 Booth 7-123, March 19-21, 2013)

by James Hilton

Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, will bring its brand values Performance.People.Planet to life at the European Coatings Show 2013, in Nürnberg, Germany. Clariant will present a multitude of sustainable and innovative value-creating solutions for the global paints and coatings industry.

At Booth 7-123, Clariant will showcase new product and support solutions together with trusted innovations focused on meeting the specific needs and expectations of its customers in the market segments Automotive, Industrial, Decorative and Wood Coatings.

A major spotlight will be on “Sustainability” and “Ease of Use” of products where Clariant draws on the expertise of its various Business Units to offer comprehensive and viable opportunities to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the environmental compatibility of products.

“By utilizing the expertise of our various BusinessUnits Clariant is able to appreciate, and therefore better support the global and specific needs of customers across the many market segments of the paints and coatings industry”, comments Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of the Executive Committee, Clariant. “This leads to sustainable and innovative solutions that create value and meet our customers’ goals and expectations.”

Products in the spotlight

Dispersogen PL 30: EcoTain for decorative paints

At ECS 2013, Clariant will showcase a first selection of products which will be awarded with the EcoTain label, including Dispersogen® PL30 – Clariant’s innovation for pigment preparations. The EcoTain label represents Clariant’s sustainability efforts at the product level. A holistic approach expressed in a four-phase life cycle, EcoTain provides a means of assessing and understanding the ecological, economic and social impact of Clariant’s products and business activities over the entire value chain.

Easily Dispersible Pigments: An innovative approach for flexible, economic and sustainable paint production

Easily Dispersible (ED) pigments offer the unique opportunity to combine cost reduction with operational efficiency by simplifying the pigment dispersion process for organic pigments. With this innovative approach, ED Pigments are an easy and sustainable solution to achieve perfect colors.

In addition to its presence on the booth, ED Pigments will feature in the ECS 2013 conference program. Dr Anaïs Bialy from Clariant will present the topic: “Easily dispersible pigments: An innovative approach for flexible, economic and sustainable paint production”.

Exolit AP: Superior fire protection that is efficient and more environmentally compatible

Clariant’s flame retardants for intumescent coatings are the ideal method for combining an attractive architectural appearance with excellent fire safety. The ammonium phosphate (APP) Exolit® AP line of products emits no emissions during processing and disperses readily in compatibility with most binders. In the event of fire, they reduce smoke corrosivity and density considerably.

Ceridust TP: Renewable-based waxes for powder coatings and printing inks

Ceridust® 7820 TP and Ceridust 8330 TP provide renewable resource-based solutions for powder coatings and printing inks, respectively. At high wax concentrations, Ceridust 7820 TP shows almost no matting and virtually eliminates pinholes without reducing the gloss level, for high quality surfaces. Ceridust 8330TP is a powerful, rub-resistance additive for all ink systems based on a natural polymer.

Hostavin Disp. : Water-based UV stabilizer dispersions offering better performance at lower dosage

Clariant offers coatings manufacturers a major step forward in enhancing the durability and UV protection of waterborne coatings with new high performance UV absorber Hostavin® 3330 disp. XP. The first high loaded triazine dispersion allows waterborne coatings to achieve the performance of conventional solventborne systems at optimized costs.

POS Tinting Systems: One-stop-shop convenience

When Clariant acquired Italtinto in April 2011, the company gained more than 40 years of experience in tinting systems. As a result Clariant now provides its worldwide customers with Point-of-Sale (POS) Tinting Systems, a comprehensive solution to meet all their color needs.

Visit Clariant at Booth 7-123 (Hall 7) at the European Coatings Show 2013.


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