Speciality chemicals manufacturer Clariant has announced plans to build its newest masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney Area.
Designed to mainly serve the Australian market with a full range of colour and additive masterbatches, the new plant is currently under construction, with plans of commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Working closely with Clariant’s New Zealand Albany site, the Australian plant will produce a full range of colour and additive masterbatches tailored to local customer requirements, along with colour matching and quality control capabilities.
Mathias Lütgendorf, Member of the Executive Committee explains that Clariant is focussing on the Asia Pacific region for future development. The new Australian masterbatches plant will support their Masterbatches business to grow and increase customer service focus in the region.
Heiner Mehrtens, Head of RBL Masterbatches for Clariant Asia Pacific adds that the local masterbatches production plant is a key part of providing fast and reliable service to their Australian customer base, as well as to global and local brand owners.