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Clariant receives Halal certification for Bonthapally site in India

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• Certification allows more dedicated services for customers in the region

• Demonstrates Clariant's commitment to creating value through sustainability

Clariant, a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, announced that its production site located in Bonthapally, India under the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) has received Halal certification in India. With the certification, Clariant's products will be granted better access to consumers located in the region.

Halal awareness has evolved from being concerned with meat-based products decades ago to encompass food, drink and daily necessities such as personal care products today. Many cosmetics and home care industries are shifting the source of raw materials to those that are vegetable based or even aiming for Halal-certified ingredients which are perceived as safer and milder.

Halal certification is required by customers in South East Asia and it would soon become a regulation by Q3/Q4 2019 in regions where products from Bonthapally site are exported. The addition of Halal certified products would not only allow Clariant to enter different world markets, but also help our customers meet regulatory requirements.

“The Halal certification given to our site is an important achievement and milestone for our businessto further reach out to our customers in the region. It also reinforces Clariant's commitment to offering products and services that differentiate us through sustainability and innovation," said R. Kumaresan, Head of BU ICS, India. The Bonthapally site has also been awarded the cGMP certification that helps meet customer expectations. This ensures the deliverance of highest quality products and production standards for fulfillment of EU guidelines for cosmetics production.


About Clariant

Clariant is a focused and innovative specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2018 the company employed a total workforce of 17 901. In the financial year 2018, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.623 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation and R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Clariant in India, headquartered in Navi Mumbai, operates in the business areas of Care Chemicals (BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties), Plastics & Coatings (BU Pigments, BU Masterbatches and BU Additives), Natural Resources (BU Functional Minerals, BL Mining Services) and Catalysis (BU Catalysts). The company has manufacturing units at several locations in India, spread across Vashere & Roha in Maharashtra; Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu; Rania, Nandesari & Kalol in Gujarat; Nagda in Madhya Pradesh; Bonthapally in Telangana and Edayar in Kerala. In 2018, Clariant inaugurated its new greenfield Healthcare Packaging production plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. With dedicated Application Centers and a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center (RIC) in India, the company aims to co-create tailor-made solutions for the industry. The RIC is part of Clariant's Global Innovation Network.


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