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Clariant Adds Capacity In Indonesia

by Marc S. Reisch
October 20, 2014 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 92, ISSUE 42

Clariant will build an $18 million facility to make quaternary methyl ammonium and ester quaternary ammonium compounds in Tangerang, Indonesia. With a capacity of 12,000 metric tons annually, the facility will serve the growing Asian market for the compounds, used as fabric softeners and hair conditioners, Clariant says. The firm expects to start up the plant in 2015. Clariant also manufactures other products in Tangerang, including dyes, optical brighteners, and pigments.

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