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Clariant opens first regional innovation center in India
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Oct '14
Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has opened its first Regional Innovation Center (RIC) in Navi Mumbai, India.

The RIC center is expected to host approximately 100 technical employees in chemical research and application development, who will focus on the areas of Surfactants, speciality polymers, and functional chemicals.

RIC leverages the expertise of the entire global Clariant innovation network and will help accelerate speed to market with unique product solutions. The center bundles research, application development and analytical laboratories, business functions and technical marketing under one roof. This will foster close collaboration with the local and regional customers, suppliers and scientific partners to identify the most relevant and attractive business opportunities, the company said in a statement.

RIC India will be well integrated in Clariant’s global innovation network managed by Clariant in Switzerland, which will ensure getting leverage of Clariant’s four technology platforms that include chemistry & materials, biotechnology, catalysis, and process technology.

The member of Clariant executive committee, Christian Kohlpaintner, said, “Innovation to meet the challenges and trends of regional and global markets is at the core of Clariant’s strategy. With its close proximity to local and regional customers, RIC India will facilitate cross fertilization of ideas and accelerate Clariant’s innovation efforts toward delivering fast and tailor made solutions.”

The India region head for Clariant, Deepak Parikh, said, “RIC India reinforces the direction Clariant is taking as it moves into the future, providing a catalyst to unleash innovation and customized solutions for hyper growth in the region.”

As one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant, headquartered in Switzerland, contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. (GK)

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