Clariant expands in Central Europe

Jaroslaw Adamowski
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: May 7, 2014 12:06 pm ET
Updated: May 7, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Image By: Clariant Masterbatches Clariant invested $12.6 million for its new plant in central Poland.

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Materials Suppliers, Europe
Companies & Associations Clariant International Ltd.

Switzerland’s Clariant International Ltd. has launched production at its new facility in Konstantynów Łódzki, in central Poland.

The plant will allow the firm to double its output in the Polish market and respond the growing demand for its products, the company said in a news release. 

The investment is worth 38 million Polish zloty ($12.6 million). The facility is located on a 16,000-square-meter site in the country’s Łódzka special economic zone and will supply masterbatches to various plastics manufacturers in Central and Eastern European markets.

Konstantynów Łódzki is located 11 kilometers from the city of Łódź.

The company’s latest investment created some 140 new jobs at the Polish factory. In addition to this, Clariant is aiming to take on 30 workers at the new plant. 

Ralph Rutte, chief executive of Clariant Poland, said that the opening of the new production facility confirms the importance of the Polish market for Clariant.

“CentralEurope is a very promising market and Poland, as a large and dynamically growing country in the region, is the natural place for further investments,” said Clariant CFO Patrick Jany in a statement.

In September 2011, the Swiss company bought local masterbatches manufacturer Colex. With the launch of the new plant, Clariant is shifting production from Colex’s factory in Zgierz, Poland, to the facility in Konstantynów Łódzki.


Comments

Clariant expands in Central Europe

Jaroslaw Adamowski
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: May 7, 2014 12:06 pm ET
Updated: May 7, 2014 12:11 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

PP prices rise, solid PS, PET drop

October 30, 2014 1:15 pm ET

North American polypropylene resin prices surged again in October, while regional prices for solid polystyrene and PET bottle resin continued their...    More

Image

Italian compounder opening first US plant

October 30, 2014 9:45 am ET

The song of the South has led Italian compounder So.F.Ter Group to open its first plant in the United States in Lebanon, Tenn.    More

Image

Ineos closing Barex plant, exiting business

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm ET

Materials maker Ineos Group is closing its only global Barex-brand polyacrylonitrile (PAN) resin plant in Lima, Ohio. Ineos – based in Rolle,...    More

Image

Five-axis flexibility paying off for Sepro and its customers

October 29, 2014 1:47 pm ET

French robot maker Sepro Robotique expects to generate 78 million euros ($99 million) in 2014 sales — 17 percent more than 2013 — as...    More

Image

Schütz investing $20 million for bulk container production in Missouri

October 29, 2014 11:18 am ET

German packaging company Schütz GmbH & Co. KGaA is expanding its presence in the United States through a $20 million project in Missouri slated to eve...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events