Healthcare Packaging Inauguration of Packaging Facility in Dongguan, China
Clariant inaugurates a packaging plant in Dongguan in China, for a full range of desiccant packets primarily for customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries.
Muttenz/Switzerland — Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced the inauguration of a new manufacturing facility. The Dongguan plant, located in Guangdong province in southeast China, will adds to the company’s existing portfolio of controlled atmosphere packaging solutions. The site was acquired through Clariant’s recent acquisition of healthcare packaging company VitaPac. Clariant currently has production facilities and sales offices in 19 major Chinese cities with a workforce of around 1,500 employees.
The Dongguan plant, under Clariant Business Unit Masterbatches, specializes in the manufacture of a full range of high quality desiccant packets primarily for customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and food industries but also for a range of complementary active packaging products. This plant will join Clariant's existing global manufacturing sites for healthcare packaging in Changshu (Jiangsu, China), Belen (New Mexico, USA), Romorantin (France) and Kings Park (Australia).
"By enlarging our global footprint we can be closer to our customers in the Asia Pacific region while simultaneously offering a wider range of products to the global market," said Andy Walti, Head of Clariant Healthcare Packaging. He further confirmed that "by having another large base for packet production, we will successfully support the market's need for business continuity."
The plant expands Clariant's current production and service network in China. "The clusters of manufacturing hubs and capabilities we have built and acquired over the years in China are symbolic of our continued commitment to achieving sustainable and long-term growth in the country. This new acquisition, alongside the other facilities in our growing network will reinforce Clariant's capability to satisfy the growing demands of customers in the region and to position ourselves as the true 'China Insider'," said Jan Kreibaum, Regional Head of Clariant Greater China.