Hyderabad, Jun 10: Clariant, a specialty chemical company based in Muttenz and with India headquarters in Navi Mumbai,on Monday announced that its production unit located in Bonthapally, outskirts of Hyderabad, under the Business Unit Industrial and Consumer Specialties (ICS) has received Halal certification in India.
With the certification, Clariant’s products will be granted better access to consumers located in the region, the Company said in a statement here.
Halal awareness has evolved from being concerned with meat-based products decades ago to encompass food, drink and daily necessities such as personal care products today.
Many cosmetics and home care industries are shifting the source of raw materials to those that are vegetable based or even aiming for Halal-certified ingredients which are perceived as safer and milder.
Halal certification is required by customers in South East Asia and it would soon become a regulation by Q3/Q4 2019 in regions where products from Bonthapally site are exported.
The addition of Halal certified products would not only allow Clariant to enter different world markets, but also help our customers meet regulatory requirements.
The Halal certification given to our site is an important achievement and milestone for our business to further reach out to our customers in the region. It also reinforces Clariant’s commitment to offering products and services that differentiate us through sustainability and innovation, said R Kumaresan, Head of BU ICS, India.
The Bonthapally site has also been awarded the cGMP certification that helps meet customer expectations. This ensures the deliverance of highest quality products and production standards for fulfillment of EU guidelines for cosmetics production.
Clariant, operates in the business areas of Care Chemicals (BU Industrial & Consumer Specialties), Plastics and Coatings (BU Pigments, BU Masterbatches and BU Additives), Natural Resources (BU Functional Minerals, BL Mining Services) and Catalysis (BU Catalysts).
The company has manufacturing units at several locations across the country , spread across Vashere and Roha in Maharashtra; Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu; Rania, Nandesari and Kalol in Gujarat; Nagda in Madhya Pradesh; Bonthapally in Telangana and Edayar in Kerala.
In 2018, Clariant inaugurated its new greenfield Healthcare Packaging production plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. With dedicated Application Centers and a state-of-the-art Regional Innovation Center (RIC) in India, the company aims to co-create tailor-made solutions for the industry.
The RIC is part of Clariant’s Global Innovation Network.