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Clariant’s Functional Minerals
1,000+ needs, shaped up into a single solution: BENTONITE
Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, Plastics & Coatings.
Clariant’s Business Unit Functional Minerals - Headquartered in Munich, Germany and operating on a worldwide scale - is a leading provider of specialty products and solutions based on Bentonite and synthetic minerals to enhance products and processes in various industries.
Due to its high surface area and strong binding properties, Bentonite is a true all-rounder that enhances a wide range of products and processes in various industries from food to foundry. As a leading provider of specialty products based on Bentonite, we are fully integrated in the complete value chain: from exploration, mining, processing and refinement to tailored industry and customer specific solutions. Our global network of mines, secure supply, efficient logistics and unparalleled application service is ready for your needs on 24 production sites worldwide – and looks back on over 100 years of experience. And above all we care for a sustainable development: after exploitation, we ensure the reclamation of every bentonite mining area - no trace left behind.
For minimum emissions and maximum efficiency – Our Eco-compatible ECOSIL® LE AND GEKO® LE
Our eco-compatible foundry additives Geko® LE and Ecosil® LE - EcoTain® approved technologies - provide highest foundry productivity and drastically reduced emissions for superior quality in high precision castings with less consumption and total cost of ownership. GEKO® LE – based on natural clay minerals with special graphites. And dispersing agents – is an e¬ffective booster for foundry productivity and perfect castings. ECOSIL® LE adds lustrous carbon former to GEKO® LE to ensure easy mold separation, improved surfaces and increased mold stability. The Ecotain® approved two-tiered bentonite technology provides an excellent solution for foundries to comply with highly demanding environmental regulations and standards.