Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH
Chemistry for everyday life
Based in Muttenz near Basle in Switzerland, Clariant is one of the world’s leading specialist chemicals companies. With some 17,000 employees in total, the company operates in four segments: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources and Plastics & Coatings.
One key focus of production and research is in Germany, where around 4,500 employees in total work at Clariant’s German companies. At its 16 locations in Germany, Clariant produces a wide range of chemicals specialities comprising several thousand individual products. These play a crucial role in customers’ manufacturing and processing activities, or add value-enhancing properties to their end products.
In Gersthofen, Clariant has around 300 employees and mainly produces waxes and polymer additives used as agents in end products in virtually all areas of everyday life. Waxes are used, for example, in plastics processing, care products, printing inks and varnishing systems, among other areas. Applications for polymer additives include light stabilisation, which slows down the plastics aging process by increasing their UV resistance.back to top
Dr. Leonhard Unverdorben
Location Manager Clariant Plastics & Coatings (Deutschland) GmbH