Swiss Clariant expands production of eco-friendly flame retardants
Clariant, the Swiss specialty chemicals company – according to in-house information a world leader in non-halogenated flame retardants expects speedy and steep rising demand for flame retardants. Therefore it is doubling its production capacities in Germany
To double the production of environmentally friendly, non-halogenated flame retardants Clariant has invested a double digit million amount in setting-up a second plant at the Hürth-Knapsack site near Cologne, Germany. The site has been officially opened on October 9, 2012. By enhancing production Clariant is meeting the rising demand for Exolit® flame retardants already on heavy demand since its market launch in 2004. Presently, the company is extending its Exolit product range with new products such as reactive flame retardant systems for electronic materials. Innovative flame retardants are used in smart phones, laptops as well as in aircraft parts and in upholstered furniture, carpets, textiles, fixative foams and construction material.