Headquartered in Pratteln near Basel, Switzerland, Clariant is represented by 110 group companies and employs more than 17,000 people globally. The Clariant Group has 4 business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources and Plastics & Coatings. The sales in 2015 were approximately 5.8 billions CHF.

The Business Unit Masterbatches, belonging to the business area Plastics & Coatings, is one of the worldwide leading providers of color and additive concentrates, offering high quality products and design services (ColorWorks®) for the plastics industry. Brand owners, product manufacturers, designers and plastics processors around the world rely on Clariant Masterbatches to help enhance the market appeal or the end-use performance of plastic products, packaging or fibers. The business operates more than 50 full-service manufacturing facilities worldwide.