Clariant has officially opened its new AMPS polymers plant
for production of specialty polysulfonates at its facility in
Tarragona, Spain, the specialty chemicals company announced on
The new plant is the result of a two-year investment totaling
around 16 million, brought about through
Clariants recently-completed global
optimization project. It has led to the creation of 32 new
jobs at the site, according to the company.
Production commissioning and customer approvals have been
taking place since early last year, leading up to the official
opening of the plant on February 22.
Clariant says it has incorporated the most modern
process technology available into the new
plant, leading to an energy consumption that is far lower than
has been possible with previous technologies.
Two separate lines will make a range of polymers for
the industrial and consumer specialties business unit
as well as the oil and mining services unit.
These include the Hostamer and
Hostadrill fluid loss control additives for well
cements used in oil and gas
drilling operations. The output will meet growing demand
in that market, according to the company.
As Clariant continues to grow, we need to strike a
balance between performance, people and planet, said
Michael Riedel, a regional business line head for the
With our new AMPS polymers plant, we believe we have
achieved a perfect harmony between these three key elements. We
have looked at what our customers need and we are now in a
position to deliver the solutions to meet those needs, using
the most efficient and sustainable technology available to us, operated
and administered by experts in the field."