Specialty chemicals group Clariant is increasing ether amine
at its facility Suzano, Brazil, the company announced
Targeted specifically to meet the needs of the mining
industry, the planned expansion
will allow Clariant to
meet the growing demands of customers in Brazil as well as
support global customers who are also expanding mineral
Clariant is aiming to expand its global footprint in
the Mining industry, especially in Latin America where we can
build on our longterm experience in Brazil," said Christian
Kohlpaintner, a member of Clariant's executive committee.
"This investment is in line with our strategy to focus on
fast growing markets where we have a leading position."
critical agents used in the mining process for minerals such
as iron ore and phosphates. Clariants multi-million expansion
will be completed in two
phases over the next 18 months.
The first phase of the Suzano plant's capacity will be
completed in the third quarter of 2014. The second phase,
which will double the capacity, is expected to be operational
by the fourth quarter of 2015.
Our wide range of specialty ether amine
s allow our
customers to upgrade lower quality ores by removing silica
and other contaminants, which is crucial due to availability
of high quality ore deposits being depleted globally,
said Finlay Morrison, vice president of Clariant Mining
Solutions. The expansion
doubles our global
production capacity, allowing supply to keep up with growing
The Suzano plant is Clariants largest production
complex in Latin America, and it has been providing solutions
for the mining industry for more than 30 years.