Clariant has opened a new production site in Santa Clara, Mexico, with extra capacity to support North and Latin American markets. The site effectively doubles annual production capacity for its water-based preparations, enabling Clariant to improve its support for the region's current and emerging market segments.
“The new production plant in Santa Clara further improves access to growth markets in North, Central and South America," said Michael Grosskopf, head of business unit pigments. "The strategic location in Mexico allows us to better-tailor our offering to specific customer and application needs."
Clariant is also planning to open another plant, for solvent-based pigment preparations, at the same site by the end of the year. It will produce high milling demand products for the USA specialties market.