We are delighted to invite you to the Clariant Chemistry Day at the University of Basel on October 4th, 2018 – a platform for chemists from academia and the industry.

The day will highlight outstanding achievements in sustainable chemistry and present the winners of the annual “Clariant CleanTech Award Switzerland” and the “Clariant Chemistry Award at the University of Basel”. In a poster session and in lectures the award nominees and scientists from throughout Switzerland will introduce the latest R&D advances in the field of CleanTech. Recent developments in the industry will be presented in “Clariant CleanTech Lectures”.

The half-day event will provide plenty of opportunities for the exchange of ideas and networking. This cross-fertilization between industrial and academic research will further strengthen the knowledge base of CleanTech in Switzerland and pave the way to a more sustainable future.

We look forward to seeing you at the Clariant Chemistry Day, University of Basel and we hope that the event will be an inspiration for numerous innovative solutions to come.

With best regards,

Dr. Martin Vollmer, Clariant International Ltd
Prof. Marcel Mayor, University of Basel
David Spichiger, Swiss Chemical Society

Group Picture of the Award Winners and Organizers of the Clariant Chemistry Day 2018 

(Picture by Richard Smith, Helvetica)

That’s Clariant

Specialty Chemicals that Create Value

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2017 the company employed a total workforce of 18 135. In the financial year 2017, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6.377 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas:

  • Care Chemicals
  • Catalysis
  • Natural Resources and
  • Plastics & Coatings.

Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Clariant’s worldclass products and services play a key role in its customers’ manufacturing processes and add value to their end products. The company’s success is based on the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and to work together with customers, an international network of chemists, scientists, businesspeople, engineers, and specialists in other sectors to develop innovative, efficient solutions.