Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals showcases renewable-based ethylene oxide derivatives at ChemExpo India

Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals showcases renewable-based ethylene oxide derivatives at ChemExpo India

CISC’s multipurpose production facility including an alkoxylation plant is already providing an impetus to the markets in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal

  • By ICN Bureau | April 20, 2023

Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals Private Limited brings its portfolio of renewable-based ethylene oxide derivatives to ChemExpo India 2023 for the first time.

Its VITA range of 100% bio-based surfactants and ethoxylated derivatives supporting carbon footprint reduction in multiple market segments, is a key highlight for visitors at the Expo.

CISC was born in July 2021 as a joint venture and combines IGL’s renewable bio-ethylene oxide derivatives business, which includes a multipurpose production facility including an alkoxylation plant located in Kashipur, Uttarakhand (India) with Clariant’s local Care Chemicals business in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“CISC is thrilled to participate in ChemExpo India 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase the latest products, technologies, and innovations and meet potential customers, suppliers, and industry experts from around the world. The Indian Specialty Chemical space has significantly grown in the last few years and is also expected to grow multifold in the near future, and we at CISC are excited and geared up to meet the domestic market requirements with our strong local footprint. With our Vita product range we are offering innovative and sustainable solutions,” comments Nitin Sharma, CEO & General Manager, Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals.

India is expected to emerge as one of the largest markets for specialty chemicals and with its bio-based ethylene oxide derivatives and surfactants, CISC is in a position to cater to a wide variety of market segments ranging from Crop Solutions, Personal Care & Homecare, Paints and Coatings, Industrial Lubricants, Textile, Pharma and Construction.

One of the prominent advantages is its “Closer to Customers” manufacturing base at Kashipur in Uttarakhand region. This multipurpose production facility offers an alkoxylation plant for renewable bio ethylene oxide.

 “Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals is one of the established players for ethylene oxide derivatives in India and provides products on a renewable basis. By working closely together and leveraging our unique capabilities, we see opportunities for profitable growth, with our customers, based on strong local organic demand as well as the global megatrend for renewable products. Globally, we can benefit from leveraging the “green” ethylene oxide derivatives across other markets, where demand for such renewable ingredients is also on the up,” adds US Bhartia, Chairman, Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals.

Products in the newly launched Vita range of surfactants and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) are 100% bio-based, carbon-reducing, fully segregated, and have an RCI (Renewable Carbon Index) of >95%. This will support customers in reducing their carbon footprint & Scope 3 emissions. The CISC facility will cater to the Indian market but will also serve as a major export hub for the Vita range.

Christian Vang, Business President Care Chemicals & Americas, Clariant International, sums up the strategic support offered to local customers: “India is a crucial component of the growth strategy of our Care Chemicals business, with a focus on renewable solutions. We experience a growing demand among our customers for care chemicals applications based on renewables. Clariant IGL Specialty Chemicals India will press ahead to fulfill this with innovative, and high-quality solutions based on its unique capabilities. Our strategy continues to differentiate through innovation, sustainability, growth, and performance. This has had a significant impact on our portfolio, which has become more focused on high-value specialty chemicals. CISC is a fine example of Clariant’s commitment to India both as a market and a supply source. It also continues to demonstrate Clariant’s “Make in India” commitment, utilizing the rich talent and opportunities that the country has to offer.”

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