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Eco-Agrochemical Wins Frost & Sullivan Award

Clariant, for its research on the adjuvants for crop protection chemicals market, has won the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. Clariant’s EcoTain products are designed to address strict regulatory requirements, as well as customer demand for safer and more eco-friendly products in the agrochemical … Read more »

Clariant Expanding Chinese Footprint

Specialty chemical company Clariant has committed to major investments in the Chinese plastics industry. The company identified supply- and service-related investments that respond to the megatrends affecting the region, and local needs for more innovative and sustainable products for end-markets such as packaging and electrical & electronics (E&E). Clariant’s established … Read more »

Clariant Joins Sustainability Organization

Clariant is now part of Together for Sustainability (TfS), an organization seeking to improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. Clariant becomes the eighth member in the initiative with AkzoNobel, BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay. The joint operations of global supplier assessments and … Read more »

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Mercedes-Benz, Clariant, Haltermann Run Test Fleet on E20 Fuel

Mercedes-Benz, chemical company Clariant and biofuel producer Haltermann are testing a vehicle fleet in Germany powered by fuel that contains 20 percent cellulosic ethanol (E20). Clariant’s sunliquid process converts wheat straw into cellulosic ethanol. Haltermann then mixes the cellulosic ethanol with conventional fuel components to form the new E20 fuel. The … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: FedEx Express, GE, GM, Chargepoint, Volvo

FedEx Express has introduced its new 767-300 cargo jet scheduled to begin service this fall.  The freighter is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the MD10 aircraft it will replace, FedEx says. GE Capital’s Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels, the … Read more »

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Foaming Agent Reduces Auto Weight, Boosts Fuel Economy

Clariant, a Swiss specialty chemicals company, has launched Hydrocerol, a chemical foaming agent that it says can help automakers cut the weight of many interior plastic parts without affecting performance or looks, and enable better fuel economy and material cost savings of 5 percent. While foaming has been used previously … Read more »