The joint venture between Clariant and Tiangang was established in September 2017 and combines the technology and production knowledge of both companies to provide better process and light stabilizers for various growing industries in China, including automotive and textiles. China is a key market for Clariant high-end process and light stabilizers, which include the Nylostab S-EED chemistry – invented by the company – a unique multifunctional hindered amine light stabilizer, or HALS. Tiangang, which was founded in 1991, is an important manufacturer of light stabilizers and UV absorbers, with two plants in China backward integrated with production of key intermediates.
“This new facility enables the successful implementation of our joint venture, and we are excited about the improved proximity to customers and raw material suppliers,” Stephan Lynen, Clariant global business unit head of additives, said.
“We look forward to the facility coming on-stream in the first half of 2019 and start serving the growing demand for high-end additives solutions in Asia even faster,” Gang Liu, deputy GM of Tiangang, added.
The ground-breaking took place just one day after Clariant officially opened wholly-owned plants for Ceridust micronized waxes and AddWorks synergistic additive solutions in Zhenjiang, 1250 km further south.