New line in Taiwan unique, Clariant says
TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - Clariant Masterbatches, a supplier of color and additive masterbatches in Holden, Mass., now is producing black masterbatches in Taoyuan, with a new extrusion line that the company claims is the only one of its kind in the region.
The line makes highly loaded masterbatches required for fiber-spinning operations. Major clients are producers of nylon and polyester fibers, especially those in Asia.
The automated line is in a new building, separate from other operations at the site. Only one operator is needed.
Juergen Heise, general manager of Clariant Masterbatches Division, Greater China Region, said Clariant also has black masterbatch lines in Lahnstein, Germany, and Milford, Del.
The Taoyuan subsidiary, Clariant Chemicals Taiwan Co. Ltd., specializes in masterbatches for nylon and polyester fiber applications, producing color masterbatches and a range of products for white semi-dull and full-dull fibers.
The facility also makes masterbatches for injection molding engineering resins used in the local electronics industry.
Dannier Group starts new China production
IRVINE, CALIF. - Irvine-based specialty chemical company Dannier Group has started operations in the first phase of its new production facilities near Nanjing, China.
Anhui Dannier Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. covers more than 20 acres of land and produces six antioxidant products and two ultraviolet-light absorber and stabilizer products.
The plant is about 30 miles from Nanjing. So far, Dannier is the only foreign joint venture in the area, according to a local government official. The plant can produce 20 million pounds annually of each of eight resin additives, spokesman Jay Piz said in a Sept. 23 telephone interview.
Total investment in the Anhui site amounts to 25 million yuan (US$3.1 million).
The company exports to North America and Europe, he said.
Dannier Group currently employs 290 in China and has a staff of 10 in the United States.