Australian Masterbatch Plant Clariant to Open new Masterbatch Production 'Down Under'
Clariant plans for the opening of a new masterbatch production site in the greater Sydney Area, Australia, by late 2014. The local production is expected to bring fully customizable and technically advanced color and additive masterbatches tailored to Australian customers, the company states.
Sydney/Australia – Speciality chemicals specialist Clariant announces plans to build its newest masterbatches plant in greater Sydney Area, Australia. The new plant will mainly serve the Australian market with a full range of color and additive masterbatches, technically innovative solutions and services to meet the growing local needs, Clariant explains. construction is already underway, with plans of commissioning in the fourth quarter 2014.
“Asia Pacific region is one of Clariant’s focal areas for future development. The new Australian masterbatches plant will support our Masterbatches business to grow and to increase its customer service focus in the region,” commented Mathias Lütgendorf, Member of the Executive Committee. The Sydney site will work closely with Clariant’s existing plant in Albany, New Zealand.
“Building a local masterbatches production plant is a key part of providing fast and reliable service to our Australian customer base, as well as to global and local brand owners,” said Heiner Mehrtens, Head of RBL Masterbatches for Clariant Asia Pacific.