Clariant has expanded its site in Tangerang, Indonesia to increase production capacity and enlarge product range and support capabilities for Indonesia and the South East Asia and Pacific (SEA&P) markets. The expansion will support the strong demand for sustainable pigments, masterbatches and personal, home and industrial care ingredients.
Clariant is represented in eight locations in Indonesia, with approximately 800 employees across its six production sites and three application and technical centers. The company is one of the leaders in Indonesia and SEA&P in the areas of pigments, plastics, oil and gas, catalysts and edible oil refinery. In 2013, SEA&P accounted for 30% of Clariant’s sales in Asia and 7% of global sales.
Clariant’s extension of its production and service capabilities at Tangerang includes: doubling of existing production capacity and an enlarged application development laboratory to enhance support for customers in the personal care and industrial care sectors; a new plant for masterbatches, doubling production capacity with the option for further increases; a new pigment preparations plant; and certification of the Tangerang site with ISO 50001 Energy Management System.
The upgraded facilities have been awarded ISO 22716 Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification. In addition, the new masterbatches plant extends the variety and availability of Clariant’s products to meet local demand for masterbatches from a wide range of end-industries, including packaging and consumer goods. The new pigments plant doubles capacity to support the growth in demand for high quality, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) pigment preparations complying with eco labeling schemes such as blue angel and equivalent schemes in other regions. ISO 50001 certification promotes systematic energy savings and better environmental performance.
“The future of Clariant will be decided in Asia, and we see Indonesia as a focal point for our sustainable growth in the SEA&P region. The investments in production capacity, product range and service enhancements demonstrate our belief in Indonesia’s potential and its market growth, and our commitment to better support the strong demand in local and overseas markets,” noted Hariolf Kottmann, CEO, at the site's opening ceremony.