By using Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons in its product development, Clariant increases the number of products in its portfolio that are derived from renewable raw materials. As a result, sustainable solutions become more accessible to a variety of industries, including adhesives, plastics and coatings.
“Sustainability is one of Clariant’s five strategic pillars,” said Christian Kohlpaintner, a member of Clariant’s Executive Committee. “This new partnership with Neste is a significant milestone in providing a sustainable future for Clariant and its customers. It is an exemplary cooperation because it provides a competitive advantage for our customers while making a sustainable impact across the value chain.”
Through the partnership with Neste, Clariant can offer sustainable polyolefin solutions derived from renewable hydrocarbons.
“Combining Clariant’s in-depth know-how in the varying applications of adhesives, plastics and coatings, and Neste’s extensive knowledge and experience in working with bio-based materials to produce a variety of drop-in renewable solutions, enables both companies to develop their sustainable material offering to provide maximum added value not only to sustainable brands in varying industries but also to their customers,” Neste President and CEO Peter Vanacker said.
“For the society, our environment, and future generations, it is our responsibility to improve sustainability performance and reduce our carbon footprint and dependency on crude oil,” said Gloria Glang, VP, head of global advanced surface solutions business, Clariant. “As a result of Clariant’s partnership with Neste, we can progress our goal to become a truly sustainable solution provider in the additive market, offering our customers products and solutions that can make a positive contribution towards their targets and enhance end applications.”
The raw materials, C2/C3 monomers, are derived from Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons produced from 100 percent renewable feedstock that originates from waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil, and renewable vegetable oils. These C2 and C3 monomers provide drop-in replacements for those currently used by Clariant to create advanced polyolefin solutions for a wide range of applications.