High-Performance Pigment Expansion Project in China by cometjunkie43



Clariant International Ltd
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz 1

March 12, 2008

Media Release
Clariant International Ltd

High-Performance Pigment Expansion Project in China

MUTTENZ, Switzerland, March 12, 2008 – Clariant International Ltd and Zhejiang
Baihe Chemical Holding Group today announced the expansion of the Hangzhou
Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. LTD joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for
the production of Quinacridone specialty organic pigments. The new plant will be
built at the existing joint venture facility located in Hang Zhou City, Zhejiang
Province (PRC).

“The expansion of our highly successful Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. LTD joint
venture into the production of Quinacridone organic pigments is another move to clearly
strengthen our position of market leaders in the field of high-performance organic
pigments. With the commissioning of this world-scale plant we will be able to further
support the growing demand for high-performance organic pigments and to better serve
both our domestic Chinese and global customers” said Okke Koo, Head of Clariant’s
Pigments and Additives Division.

Mr. Chen Li Rong, Chairman of the board of Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group
added, “The partnership between Baihe Chemical and Clariant has been proven very
successful. So both parties have agreed to expand our cooperation from high-performance
Azo organic pigments to Quinacridone and other high-performance organic pigments. At
the same time Clariant will be responsible for marketing Quinacridone and other pigments
on a worldwide basis.”

Quinacridone organic pigments increasingly find a wide application in high-performance
coatings - including architectural, automotive and industrial applications as well as plastics
and printing applications.

Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. LTD currently operates a world-scale high-
performance Azo organic pigments at the same site.
Clariant International Ltd
Group Communications
Media Release
March 12, 2008
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