Clariant Adds Machinery, Lamination Facility At Customer Service Center In India

Clariant Chemicals (India) Ltd. has installed a continuous coating machine manufactured by
Switzerland-based Werner Mathis AG and a lamination facility at its Customer Service Centre in
Kolshet, Thane, India. With the installation, the company has consolidated its coloration and
finishing facilities in one location.

According to Clariant, the new machine will enable the control of add-ons, drying and
finishing time, and other parameters when applying technical as well as fashion coatings; and also
will enable replication of customers’ production processes for trials and problem-solving, as well
as new product and development demonstrations. Potential applications include foam coating on
denim, pigment coating, blackouts, upholstery, shower curtains and sheen coating, among other

February 18, 2009