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Clariant celebrates double quality recognition hat-trick from Brazilian paints industry


Sao Paolo, – Technology innovation, differentiated services and strong customer relationships have secured Clariant a hat-trick of “Best supplier” awards in the Brazilian paint and varnish industry’s prestigious Paint & Pintura awards for 2011.

In addition to achieving Best Supplier in the categories Emulsions, Pigment Dispersions and Organic Pigments, Clariant was also elected the Master Top Ten Company for the third year in a row.

Paint & Pintura is currently regarded as one of the most important awards in the Brazilian paint sector with votes cast by market professionals. Promoted by the magazine bearing the same name, Clariant was the highlight at the 15th Paint & Pintura award ceremony held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 13, 2011.

Celebrating the award in the Emulsions category, Sven Schultheis, Global Head of Clariant - BU Emulsions comments: “Our customers are at the center of our work. Receiving such a high level of acknowledgement from them shows therefore that we are on the right path. In 2012, our company will be celebrating 100 years of its emulsions, commercialized under the brand name Mowilith®. The experience gained over all these years has led to continuous improvement to our formulations and services, backed by our highly qualified team of experts and our global R&D structure. We are proud to combine tradition and innovation to offer the best solutions to the paints and coatings market.”

About Business Unit Emulsions
The Business Unit Emulsions, headquartered in Brazil, São Paulo, has operations and manufacturing facilities in 14 countries, relying on innovative technologies for emulsions designed for paints and coatings, construction, adhesives, textile, leather and paper that add value to the end products of several industry segments.

Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company based in Muttenz near Basel. The group owns over 100 companies worldwide and employed approx. 16,200 employees as of December 31, 2010. In the financial year 2010, Clariant produced a turnover in excess of CHF 7 billion. Clariant is divided into twelve business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Detergents & Intermediates; Emulsions; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals.
Mowilith is a registered trademark of Clariant.


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