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Clariant International Ltd.

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Country: Switzerland

Clariant International Ltd.
Rothausstrasse 61
4132 Muttenz

Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Industrieparkstrasse 1
84508 Burgkirchen
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As one of the world's leading specialty chemical companies, Clariant contributes to value creation with innovative and sustainable solutions for customers from many industries. Our portfolio is designed to meet very specific needs with as much precision as possible. At the same time, our research and development is focused on addressing the key trends of our time. These include energy efficiency, renewable raw materials, emission-free mobility, and conserving finite resources.

Clariant's Special Solvent business offers a broad range of polyalkylene glycols diethers as solvents and additives for various applications in the chemical industry. In order to impart the advantageous properties of polyglycol ethers to silicones and polymers, reactive polyglycol alkyl ethers containing a double bond are offered as well.

Polyalkyleneglycol Dialkyl Ethers as Solvents and Additives
Clariant's Special Solvent business offers a broad range of polyethylene and polypropylene glycols diethers. They do not contain any free hydroxyl functionalities which results in being chemically inert and thermally stable in comparison to polar but protic solvents. Clariant's polyglycol dialkyl ethers dissolve a wide range of organic compounds as well as stabilize metal ions in solution, lending themselves to being versatile solvents in chemical processes.

Reactive Polyalkylene Glycol Diethers
With their allyl double bond, the reactive glycol diethers ("Polyglycol AM and AB" types) contain a reactive functional group. For a variety of different applications, the polyglycol allyl methyl ethers are reacted with silicon compounds to obtain polyether modified siloxanes. In this Platinum-catalyzed hydrosilylation reaction the allylic C=C bond of the functional polyglycol is reacted with the Si-H bond of the silicon compound.

NMP Replacement
Dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether (DPGDME) is a very versatile and environmentally friendly solvent. It is not listed as a hazardous air pollutant (HAP), has low toxicity and offers an alternative to solvents being phased out as result of the Clean Air Act. DPGDME is an aprotic solvent with excellent chemical stability and outstanding solvency for organic materials.