Clariant to increase outreach with Halal certification

Clariant, a specialty chemical company based in Muttenz and with India headquarters in Navi Mumbai, announced that its production site at Bonthapally in Telangana under the Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) has received Halal certification

07 Jun 2019 | By PrintWeek India

Clariant’s manufacturing site at Bonthapally, Telangana, India

Halal certification is a process which ensures the features and quality of the products according to the rules established by the Islamic Council that allow the use of the mark Halal. It is mainly applied to meat products and other food products such as milk, canned food and additives. With the certification, Clariant's products will be granted better access to consumers located in the region.

“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,” said R Kumaresan, head of BU ICS, India.

Halal certification is required by customers in South East Asia and it will soon become a regulation by Q3/Q4 2019 in regions where products from Bonthapally site are exported. The addition of Halal certified products will allow Clariant to enter different world markets.

The Bonthapally site has also been awarded the cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) certification which ensures fulfilment of EU guidelines for cosmetics production.

In 2018, Clariant India inaugurated its new greenfield healthcare packaging production plant in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.

Clariant in India operates in the business areas of care chemicals (BU industrial; consumer specialties), plastics; coatings (BU pigments, BU masterbatches and BU additives), natural resources (BU functional minerals, BL mining services) and catalysis (BU catalysts).

Apart from Bonthapally and Cuddalore the company has manufacturing units at several locations in India, spread across Vashere and Roha in Maharashtra; Rania, Nandesari and Kalol in Gujarat; Nagda in Madhya Pradesh; and Edayar in Kerala.