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Clariant Begins Production of Optical Brightening Agents at Prat

11:31 AM MDT | October 18, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Clariant's facility at Prat. Clariant says it has begun production of hexasulphonated optical brightening agents (OBAs) at its Prat, Spain facility. The site produces dyes, pigment preparations, and chemicals for the European and global paper market, the company says. Clariant announced in 2010 that it planned to cease production of textile and paper chemicals production at its Muttenz, Switzerland facility in 2011-2013, transferring textile chemicals to Asia and paper chemicals to Prat. The restructuring is due to overcapacity in some of Clariant's businesses...

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