Clariant Opens Bleaching Earth Production Facility in Surabaya

By : Aldi Firhand Alqudri | Sunday, July 23 2017 - 17:32 IWST

clariant - Jakarta, Clariant opened a new bleaching earth production facility for the Functional Minerals Business Unit located in Gresik, Surabaya (Indonesia). Clariant's new production facility complements the existing production capacity and expands Clariant's presence in the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific market.

"We firmly believe that Clariant's future will be determined in Asia and this investment strengthens our position in the region. The new location in Gresik will become one of Clariant's important production hubs where we can better serve the rapidly expanding Asia-Pacific market and benefit from the growth potential of the region, "said Christian Kohlpaintner, a member of the Executive Committee of Clariant. Officially to, Tuesday (4/4/2017).

Functional Minerals Business Unit supplies to Worldwide Customers with specialty products based on bentonite. Continuing the success of Tonsil's bleaching earth product, Clariant embarked on a global capacity expansion plan. In addition to additional new locations in Indonesia, additional production capacity is also made in Turkey in April 2017 and capacity expansion has also been made in Mexico in April 2016.

Sven Schultheis, Head of the Functional Minerals Business Unit, said it is investing with this capacity expansion to support the growth of our markets and customers.

"This new production facility enhances our bleaching earth production capacity for this region by up to 35%, enabling us to offer a range of bleaching earth Tonsil products based on different customer desires and we also have a labratory facility that enables faster technical support services For customers in the Asia-Pacific region ", he said.

The opening of Clariant's new production facility is located in Java Integrated Industrial & Port Estate (JIIPE), which is the first integrated industrial area in Indonesia. With the harbor and the location close to Juanda international airport and the availability of other logistic connections, it makes JIIPE an ideal place for efficient domestic and international delivery.

"The new infrastructure advantages in our new location allow us to provide our customers with added value with shorter delivery times, the number one quality truck loader station can handle up to 10 trucks per day, enabling us to meet the market demand for bulk shipments Continues to increase, "said Gustavo Rodriguez, Head of Asia-Pacific Region Business Unit Functional Minerals Clariant.

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