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, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 8–8 | Cite as

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.

The specialty chemicals company Clariant has invested 100 million euros in the construction of a new innovation centre.

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