Media Release - Clariant

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www.clariant.in<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedPO Sandoz Baug,Kolshet Road,Thane 400 607Setpember 20, 2010<strong>Media</strong> <strong>Release</strong><strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) Limited<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals in Ink Show 2010Sustainable Pigment SolutionsThane-India, Sept 20, 2010 – India’s leading specialty chemicals producer – <strong>Clariant</strong>Chemicals (India) Ltd and Eckart are jointly showcasing their array of sophisticated productsunder the Theme “Color in Focus – Sustainable Pigment Solutions” at the Asia Coat + InkShow 2010, between Sept 30 to Oct 3, 2010, in Mumbai, India. <strong>Clariant</strong>’s broad range ofnovel solutions and pacesetting ideas for traditional and non-impact printing as well as forinnovative metal decorative inks will be on display at the exhibition to be held at NSE-Goregaon.At a parallel International Seminar on Inks and Coatings, to be organized by The All IndiaPrinting Inks Manufacturers Association (AIPIMA), Dr. Martin Poppe, Head of GlobalTechnical Marketing, Printing Business, <strong>Clariant</strong> Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH will present apaper on “Safe Food Packaging” and Mr. Torsten Schmelich of Eckart will present a paper on“Excellence on Effect Pigments and Metallic Pigment Inks” on September 29, 2010. Mr. MartinP.J. John, Head of BU Printing, <strong>Clariant</strong> International, Switzerland has been invited to be theGuest of Honour at this seminar.The core focus segments that will be showcased include:(A) Metal Decorative Inks: The cans we see in the supermarkets are printed using metaldecorative inks. The substrates used are tin or chrome plated steel sheet or aluminium. Metaldecorative inks and coatings are used for external printing, and internal and external coating onthe can. The inks are based on alkyd or polyester resin.

<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedCountry Communications<strong>Media</strong> <strong>Release</strong>Sept 20, 2010Page 2 of 5The pigments used in metal decorative printing are expected to possess a number of properties,such as heat resistance and stability, resistance towards silver lacquer, sterilization (boiling orretort fastness), sweat and saliva (toys, food & beverage packaging), as well as light fastness,excellent flow properties and stability towards the filled goods. They should, of course, alsocomply with regulatory requirements (e.g. heavy metals). At the show, <strong>Clariant</strong> will showcasethe pigments range especially recommended for this application, with products from wellestablished ranges such as Permanent®; Novoperm®, PV Fast® and Hostaperm®.(B) Safe Pigments for Food Packaging: Food packaging has become more important dueto changes in consumer behavior. People opt for pre-packed and pre-cooked food due to “easyto open” packaging, convenience (ready-to-eat), shelf-stability (no need for refrigeration),longer shelf life (vs. normal canned food), etc. This requires the final printed package toundergo a severe boiling or retorting process. Current advancement of processed foodtechnology and development of new packaging materials also promotes the growth of retortablepackaging.The pigments used for food packaging should therefore offer good storage stability andcompatibility with PU system, good rheology (low viscosity); high strength and gloss, ease ofdispersion, no detrimental effect on the bond or lamination strength, retort or boiling fastness,while they are expected to comply with specific regulatory requirements (e.g. heavy metals)<strong>Clariant</strong> has extensively studied the retort fastness of its pigments. Our recommended productsinclude pigments from the Permanent®, Novoperm®, Hostaperm® and PV Fast® ranges.(C) Chlorine Free Pigments: Due to environmental issues, chlorine free packaging isrequired. This leads to the ink manufacturers and print houses to use chlorine free inks for thepackaging; hence the need for chlorine free pigments to be used in the finished inks. <strong>Clariant</strong>offers a selection of chlorine free pigments from its established ranges such as Hansa®,Novoperm®, Hostaperm® and Permanent®.

<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedCountry Communications<strong>Media</strong> <strong>Release</strong>Sept 20, 2010Page 3 of 5(D) Silk Screen Inks: These inks are popular as the screen printing process is suitable forvarious substrates and different shapes. The process allows printing of posters, bottles, plastics,films, traffic signs, electrical circuits, textiles, etc.The process requires pigments with specific properties such as good light fastness and weatherfastness, desired flow property and compliance with certain regulatory requirements (e.g. heavymetals). <strong>Clariant</strong> has a wide color selection that can be especially recommended in its pigmentrange; in particular from its Hansa®, Permanent®, Novoperm® and Hostaperm®.(E) Non Impact Printing: <strong>Clariant</strong> provides a complete color solution for inkjet inks. Theseare trendsetter pigments and dyes for inkjet inks for SOHO and Wide Format. The pigments andcharge control agents are suitable for electro-photographic toners. These are patented productswith focus on environmental care.(F) UV Curing Inks: UV curing inks have become one of the fastest growing segments in thegraphic industry. The major benefits offered by UV technology are faster run speeds resulting inimproved productivity, quick start-up resulting in less waste, quick turnaround and conversiondue to instant curing of the ink film, environmentally safe technology without the use of VOCsand better print quality (i.e. gloss).We have thoroughly tested our pigments with and without stabilizers in order to be able to offersolutions with the most suitable performance.ENDS

<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedCountry Communications<strong>Media</strong> <strong>Release</strong>Sept 20, 2010Page 4 of 5For further information, the company’s website can be accessed at www.clariant.inFor more details or to send clippings kindly contact us at:<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedPhilips Abraham,Corporate Communications, IndiaPhoneEmail::+91 22 2531 5416philips.abraham@clariant.com<strong>Clariant</strong> – Exactly your chemistry<strong>Clariant</strong> is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and widerangingapplication know-how make <strong>Clariant</strong> a preferred partner for its customers.<strong>Clariant</strong> is represented globally by more than 100 group companies and employs about 17,500 people. Headquartered in Muttenz nearBasel, Switzerland, it generated sales of CHF 6.6 billion in 2009. <strong>Clariant</strong> is organized into ten Business Units: Additives; Detergents &Intermediates; Emulsions; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties;Pigments; and Textile Chemicals.<strong>Clariant</strong> is committed to sustainable growth, which is derived from its own innovative strength. <strong>Clariant</strong>’s world-class products andservices play a key role in its customers’ manufacturing processes and add value to their end products. The company’s success is basedon the know-how of its people and their ability to identify new customer needs at an early stage and develop innovative, efficientsolutions.www.clariant.in

<strong>Clariant</strong> Chemicals (India) LimitedCountry Communications<strong>Media</strong> <strong>Release</strong>Sept 20, 2010Page 5 of 5

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