Clariant Cuts Delivery Time to Quebec Mb Market
Clariant Masterbatch held an open house in October to mark the one year anniversary of their plant in Montreal.The 23,000 sq. ft. plant has four extrusion lines producing color and additive masterbatc...
Clariant Masterbatch held an open house in October to mark the one year anniversary of their plant in Montreal.
The 23,000 sq. ft. plant has four extrusion lines producing color and additive masterbatch for the Quebec market. A fifth extrusion line is planned for next year. The plant also has a lab for color development and technical support.
Clariant established its Montreal plant as part of the company’s commitment to provide local service with what it calls “rapid response units”. This plant manufactures order sizes up to 1,000 kg; larger quantities for the Quebec market are still manufactured at Clariant’s plant in Mississauga, Ont.
“Our turnaround time has significantly improved with our site here,” says site manager Andre Longval. “We can now deliver to our Quebec customers within three to five days of receiving their order.”
Like other Clariant facilities, the Montreal plant is equipped to manufacture single pigment concentrates, which can be used at substantially lower letdown ratios than concentrates made with powdered pigment.
In other Clariant news, Reiner Borst has left Clariant’s Mississauga facility to take on new responsibilites with the company in Belgium. Replacing him as vice-president and general manager is Rolph van Vluggen, who transferred from Clariant in the Netherlands.
Theresa O’Neill (Christiansen when she worked at Clariant in Mississauga) has been promoted to global packaging director and is based at Clariant in Easton, Md.