Clariant, Neste partner to develop biobased industrial solutions

By Ron Kotrba | November 06, 2018

Neste Corp. and specialty chemicals company Clariant have signed an agreement to partner in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of industries.

The companies will start replacing fossil-based ethylene and propylene used in Clariant’s hot-melt adhesives with monomers derived from Neste’s renewable diesel.

Later, Clariant and Neste will develop other sustainable additive solutions derived from renewable raw materials for plastics and coatings applications, which will help other companies increase their biobased offerings.

“Combining Clariant’s in-depth knowhow in the varying applications of adhesives, plastics and coatings with Neste’s extensive knowledge and experience in working with biobased materials to produce a variety of drop-in renewable solutions enables both companies to develop their sustainable material offering to provide maximum added value, not only to sustainable brands in varying industries but also to their customers,” said Peter Vanacker, president and CEO of Neste.

Gloria Glang, a vice president at Clariant, said, “For the society, our environment and future generations, it is our responsibility to improve sustainability performance and reduce our carbon footprint and dependency on crude oil. As a result of Clariant’s partnership with Neste, we can progress our goal to become a true sustainable solution provider in the additive market, offering our customers products and solutions that can make a positive contribution towards their targets and enhance end applications.”

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