Clar iant Opens New Water-Based Pigment Preparations Production Plant in Mexico
Mexico: Clariant Chemicals has started the operation of its new production plant for water-based pigment preparations at Santa Clara, Mexico.

The new facility has increased Clariant's annual production capacity for water-based pigment preparations in the country and improves access to growth markets in North, Central and South America. Clariant will be able to supply to the regions' current and emerging market segments, including decorative coatings, non-impact and flexo printing, industrial coatings, and specialties like home care, personal care and stationery.

This method compromises faster and cost-efficient production with better flexibility and dispersibility as compared to powder pigments. The company is planning to open a new plant for solventbased pigment preparations by the end of 2017 to produce high milling demand products for specialties market in the US.