Clariant opens its first Asian ethoxylation plant

Daya Bay facility to enhance regional offering

Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant has announced the inauguration of its ethoxylation plant in Huizhou’s Daya Bay, in Guangdong Province, China. The plant is the company’s first ethoxylation plant in Asia and the largest Asian site under its global Industrial and Consumer Specialties (ICS) business unit.

According to Clariant, the Daya Bay plant will benefit customers with local production, as well as providing them with global product development know-how and technology. It covers 80,000 square metres and has an initial capacity of around 50,000 tons per annum.

“In line with our business strategy for regional expansion we make another important stride today on our global ethoxylation site here in Asia,” commented Michel Willome, global head of ICS business unit at the inauguration ceremony. “It’s another major investment of ICS business unit in China after setting up our multi-purpose plant in Zhenjiang two years ago. These production facilities are bringing our global expertise and innovation closer to consumers in the local market.”

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