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Clariant shifts textile chemicals HQ to Singapore
Nov '11
Specialty chemicals company Clariant officially inaugurated its Textile Chemicals Business Unit (BU) headquarters in Singapore. Along with the inauguration of the BU headquarters, Clariant is also celebrating the relocation of its global textile application technology lab to Singapore. The lab will be the main application development facility for all new products developed globally by Clariant's Textile Chemicals BU.

Clariant is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of textile chemicals and dyes. With more than 60 percent of global textile production based in the Asia Pacific region, Clariant is already generating 43 percent of its textile chemicals sales from Asia.

Supporting regional growth
As part of the relocation to the new headquarters, the senior Textile Chemicals BU management team is now based in Singapore to strengthen customer relationships, focus on strategic priorities, and respond more rapidly to structural changes in the global textile industry.

While Asian countries such as China have emerged as important markets for textiles, Europe will clearly remain a key location for Clariant to facilitate new innovations in high-value markets, such as functional finishing and technical textiles.

“The reorganization of the Textile Chemicals BU has enabled us to establish a stronger presence in strategically important markets in Asia, and at the same time implement a new business structure to cater to the higher service level expectations of our European and American customers,” says Thomas Winkler, Head of Clariant's Textile Chemicals BU. “Europe especially remains a significant market for Clariant and a key location for innovation in technical textiles, which will continue to be a major driver of future growth.”

The relocation of its global application development capabilities to the new Singapore textile chemicals lab facility is another major step Clariant has taken to further boost its commitment to develop innovative, effective solutions for our customers.

The global application technology facility in Singapore will play an important role in advancing new application technologies for Clariant's global range of textile chemicals products. The facility houses the latest laboratory equipment for product and application development for the entire textile value chain, particularly in dyeing and printing. The Singapore lab also serves as the center where all final-review testing for new global products will be carried out before they are officially certified ready for global release.

“The relocation of our Textile Chemicals BU to Singapore will better position Clariant to respond to global market conditions and Singapore offers the ideal location to serve the world's largest textile markets such as Bangladesh, China, India, and South East Asia,” explains Winkler. “The
Singapore lab will play an integral role in exploring new applications for both our new and existing products, as well as developing innovative application processes for textile chemicals.”

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