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Clariant develops succinic acid-based pigments

I am on my way to BASF’s Press conference in New Jersey this morning but let me post this interesting news from Clariant.

This European specialty chemical company announced today that it has developed high-performance pigments for coatings, plastics and printing sectors based on bio-succinic acid supplied by Myriant.

The Quinacridone pigments are produced at its Frankfurt-Hoechst facility in Germany. Clariant said it is the first pigment producer to offer high performance pigments that are based on bio-succinic acid solutions.

In 2014, a significant share of Quinacridone pigment production at the plant will use bio-succinic acid. Clariant said its decision is in keeping with its global sustainability efforts to use more renewable raw materials, and follows intensive R&D by Clariant and Myriant. Clariant’s Quinacridone pigments cover all application areas for the pigments industry such as automotive, architectural and plastics industries as well as colorants used in printing applications tailored to individual needs.


About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype?

Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.

She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


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