Clariant continues recovery

May 1st, 2008

Clariant AG, Muttenz, Switzerland, the world’s second-largest specialty chemical manufacturer, recovered some lost ground by posting a smaller than anticipated fourth-quarter loss in mid-February. The company, which transforms crude oil derivatives into pigments, plastic additives, dyes and optical brighteners, closed nine factories and cut 800 jobs after failing to post an annual profit since 2005. […]

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