Over 100 years experience producing chemicals.
More than 60 years finishing anodized aluminum.
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.