Clariant has announced plans to build a new production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry. The investment of approx. CHF 17 million in combined esterquat and methylquat production will add 12 kiloton collective capacity for liquid and solid products used as key ingredients in consumer care products such as fabric softeners or hair conditioners.
Start-up for the new facility is expected in 2015. The new facility at Tangerang, Indonesia, will establish highly flexible, local manufacturing capabilities to support the region’s increasing preference for sustainable and safer ingredients.
Clariant has been manufacturing a range of products for home care and personal care applications at Tangerang since 1990. “Supporting the sustainability of our customers is a key priority for Clariant. The installation of this new production facility at Tangerang will enhance Clariant’s ability to share its latest innovations with Asia’s personal care and home care markets, based on a highly-competitive platform through close proximity to raw materials and customers in South-East Asia,” noted Guido Appl, head of sales and application for the APAC region's personal care/industrial and home care segments.