Clariant has signed a long-term supply contract with OMV. From 2015, the Austrian oil and gas company will supply Clariant’s site in Gendorf, Germany with ethylene. This agreement will enable Clariant to source most of its requirements for this important basic chemical in southern Bavaria, according to the company.
The Clariant plant in Gendorf is part of the Industrial and Consumer Specialties (ICS) Business Unit and, with approximately 700 employees, is the Business Unit’s largest production site. The specialty chemicals company produces on the site ethylene oxide, for which ethylene is a major raw material. Ethylene oxide is used to manufacture more than 500 different products on the site for use in Crop Care, Home Care, and Personal Care and in industrial applications such as lubricants or construction chemicals.