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Clariant Inaugurates Bleaching Earth Production in Indonesia

A production facility of bleaching earth has opened by Clariant, in Gresik, Indonesia

Indonesia: Clariant, a Switzerland based company involved in the manufacturing of specialty chemicals, has opened up a new facility for production of bleaching earth, a chemical agent that used in the conversion of palm oil to vegetable oil, in Gresik, Indonesia.  This new facility would increase Clariant’s bleaching earth production capacity in Indonesia by 35%. Post expansion, the overall chemical production capacity of Clariant would reach 450,000 tons per annum. Indonesia contributes around 30% sales in the parent company’s sales in Southeast and Asia-Pacific region.

TechSci Research depicts that the new production facility in Indonesia is expected to continue driving the bleaching agent industry in the country. In particular, the expanding bleaching earth industry is expected to continue driving the demand for chlorine dioxide generators in the country.

According to the recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Chlorine Dioxide Generators Market By Type, By Application, By Region, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021’’, the global market for chlorine dioxide generators is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2016 - 2021, on account of increasing investments and favorable government initiatives. In 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the for chlorine dioxide generators market due to rising demand for these generators from China, India, Japan and Bangladesh. Increasing government initiatives to encourage use of non-toxic reagents for water treatment and bleaching is expected to boost consumption of chlorine dioxide in the coming years. Few of the leading players operating in the global chlorine dioxide generators market include Prominent, Ecolab and Grundfos.


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