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2016-01-20

Clariant AG: Clariant performs groundbreaking for new Healthcare Packaging plant in India

Clariant AG / Clariant AG: Clariant performs groundbreaking for new Healthcare
Packaging plantin India . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate
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| * Strengthening of global manufacturing footprint and customer proximity in |
| Asia |
| * Production of moisture-control solutions for pharma industry |
| * Plant expected to be operational by 2017 |
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Muttenz, January 20, 2016 - Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals,
performed the groundbreaking ceremony of a new manufacturing plant in
Cuddalore, for moisture-control products, intended for the pharma industry.
In December 2015, Clariant had announced plans to invest CHF 10 million in
this Healthcare Packaging plant, that will support the growing generic
pharmaceutical industry in India. The investment will be implemented through
its wholly owned subsidiary in India.

"The new Healthcare Packaging manufacturing plant here in Cuddalore is another
important step within our strategy to intensify growth and increase our
market share in the emerging India region by rapidly addressing customer
needs," said Christian Kohlpaintner, member of the Clariant Executive
Committee

The new plant will initially produce desiccant canisters and packets, which
are inserted into pharmaceutical packaging to control moisture and protect
the stability of the medicine during shelf life. The desiccant production
area will be Clean Room Class 100,000 and certified ISO 8. It will be
compliant with all relevant cGMP and US FDA standards.

"With this new plant, we are responding to our customers' growing demand for
high-quality desiccants. This facility will enable us to expand current
capacities and provide easy access to potential as well as existing customers
in the pharma packaging segment in the India region," said Deepak Parikh,
Clariant Region President India.

"This new facility will be integrated into our global Healthcare Packaging
manufacturing infrastructure, allowing us to support strong regional demand,
and at the same time strengthening our position as the global leader in this
segment," added Ketan Premani, Head Clariant Healthcare Packaging Sales.

With ten production sites in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil
Nadu and a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center in Mumbai, Clariant's
new greenfield plant in Cuddalore will further reinforce its commitment to
Make in India and Sell in India. The plant is slated for inauguration in
2017.

Caption (from L-R):
Deepak Parikh, Region President India, Christian Kohlpaintner, Member of
Clariant's Executive Committee, along with Marco Cenisio, Business Unit Head
Masterbatches, and Ketan Premani, Head Clariant Healthcare Packaging Sales,
India, performed the groundbreaking ceremony

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www.clariant.com

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz
near Basel/Switzerland. On December 31, 2014 the company employed a total
workforce of 17 003. In the financial year 2014, Clariant recorded sales of
CHF 6.116 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:
increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability,
foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

www.clariant.com/healthpack

Clariant Healthcare Packaging is dedicated to enhancing and protecting
healthcare products by providing a full portfolio of controlled atmosphere
packaging solutions that protect products from degradation and help maintain
stability and integrity throughout shelf life. With a global production
network and innovative product development, its products include desiccants,
oxygen scavengers, active container-closure systems and multilayer barrier
packaging.

Press release and photography can be downloaded from www.clariant.com or
www.PressReleaseFinder.com.

Medienmitteilung Deutsch
http://hugin.info/100166/R/1980167/725376.pdf
Media Release English
http://hugin.info/100166/R/1980167/725375.pdf

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