Over 100 years experience producing chemicals.

More than 60 years finishing anodized aluminum.



Our History

1886     Sandoz Ltd. was established in Basel, Switzerland.

1949     First experiments coloring anodized aluminum were done in the Dyes Division of Sandoz Ltd. Later this was transferred to Durand & Huguenin, who became the market leader.

1969     Sandoz reacquired Durand & Huguenin and the worldwide aluminum dye business.

1995     Clariant was formed from the chemicals group of Sandoz Ltd.

1997     Clariant acquired the specialty chemicals business of Hoechst [Germany].

2008     Clariant established a strategic alliance with Reliant for The Americas.

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