Clariant Opens Global Competence Centre
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Clariant recently opened its new global innovation centre for chemical research and process technology in Frankfurt, Germany. The Clariant Innovation Centre (CIC), a 100 million euro investment, is based at the Industriepark Höchst and is equipped with application laboratories for several business units and state-of-the-art analytical laboratories. It will also house the departments for Intellectual Property Management and New Business Development. As a global hub, it will ensure the coordination of Clariant’s world-wide R&D network, which includes centres across Europe, North America, Brazil, Japan, India and China. The new facility covers a total surface area of 36,000 square metres and will house around 500 employees from R&D and supporting business and administrative functions. The modern, open-plan building features a mix of open workspaces, offices and laboratories to foster the exchange of ideas among employees as well as with visiting partners from industry and academia.
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