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Clariant Transfers Paper Chems

6:58 AM MDT | November 4, 2011

Clariant says it has begun production of hexasulphonated optical brightening agents (OBAs) at its Prat, Spain facility. Clariant announced in 2010 that it planned to stop producing textile and paper chemicals at its Muttenz, Switzerland facility over the course of 2011-2013, transferring textile chemicals to Asia and paper chemicals to Prat. Clariant cited overcapacity as the reason for the restructuring. The company says it is on track to complete transfer of OBAs, colorants, and paper chemicals to Spain by the end of the...

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