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The Catalysts business unit of Clariant is a leading global and independent manufacturer of high-performance catalysts for use in the chemicals, plastics, and oil and gas industries.

Our long history of innovation and expertise in catalysis builds on the capabilities of our predecessor company, Süd-Chemie.

We offer an extensive portfolio of catalyst solutions, built on innovation and partnerships for a variety of applications, including petrochemical and fuel refining catalysts, synthesis gas catalysts, chemical catalysts, emission control catalysts, and zeolites materials for a variety of applications. We also collaborate with customers to develop customized catalyst solutions for specific requirements.

Clariant’s innovative catalysts and adsorbents deliver significant and sustainable customer value by driving higher production through put lowering energy consumption, and reducing hazardous emissions from industrial processes and combustion engines.

Our catalysts and technologies also enable the use of alternative feedstock, such as natural gas, coal, and biomass as raw materials for chemical and fuel production. In doing so, Clariant Catalysts addresses the global challenges of raw material scarcity, energy efficiency, and responsible care for the environment.

Let’s change the world

With our innovative catalysts and strong process partners, we deliver tailored-made solutions that are helping to decarbonize the chemical industry.


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Catalysts News and Events

July 12, 2022
Clariant’s SynDane® catalyst chosen for Wanhua’s new world-scale maleic anhydride plant
July 12, 2022
Clariant has been awarded a major contract by Wanhua Chemical Group to supply catalysts for its new maleic anhydride plant, which will be one of the largest in the world. Designed to produce 200 kilotons of maleic anhydride annually, the plant will rely on Clariant’s SynDane catalyst for the production process. The facility will be located in Yantai city, Shandong province, and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023. Also based in Yantai, Wanhua is one of the largest chemical producers in China and is among the top 30 chemical producers globally by 2020 sales. more
May 25, 2022
Clariant and Lummus awarded contract for one of the world’s largest PDH units
May 25, 2022
Clariant and its process partner Lummus have been awarded a major contract by Fujian Meide to supply CATOFIN technology and catalysts for a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Fuzhou, China. Already operating one PDH unit at its Fuzhou petrochemical complex, Fujian Meide is now building one of the largest PDH units in the world and has selected the CATOFIN process and catalysts for the project’s second phase. The new unit will produce 900,000 metric tons of propylene annually and is scheduled to commence operation in 2023. more
April 13, 2022
Clariant increases prices across its Catalysts business portfolio
April 13, 2022
Effective immediately, or as contracts permit, Clariant will implement price increases across its Catalysts portfolio. more
Houston, TX 77010 United States
Technip Ethylene Forum 2022
September 11, 2022 - September 14, 2022
Technip's by-invitation-only event is dedicated to Ethylene Technology and its related topics and will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston hotel in the heart of downtown.   more
Chicago United States
66th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium
September 12, 2022 - September 15, 2022
The 66th Annual Safety in Ammonia Plants and Related Facilities Symposium is the event for experts fto discuss the latest advances related ammonia production.  more
Barcelona Spain
Technip Energies Badger Process Technology Conference
September 18, 2022 - September 21, 2022
We are pleased to announce that we will be present at the next Badger Technology Conference taking place from 18-21 September 2022 in Barcelona.   more