Luxembourg, August 1st, 2023 – Clariter, a global cleantech pioneer, today announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Albemarle, a world leader in catalysts and specialty chemicals.

As part of this unique partnership, Albemarle’s wholly-owned subsidiary Ketjen will contribute its deep knowledge and cutting-edge expertise in the catalytic conversion of alternative and renewable feedstocks to Clariter in advancing their proprietary technology that transforms plastic waste into new crude oil-free products used in industrial and consumer applications.

The agreement between the two companies aims to create an impactful and lasting contribution to the chemical recycling of plastics.

Dr. Daria Frączak, Clariter’s Scientific Director said: “Clariter’s patented upcycling technology allows dynamic control of every parameter, already ensuring the highest product quality. As part of our drive to be at the forefront of innovation and continuously improve our process, we are partnering with Ketjen, a world-renowned company with unique analytical capabilities and vast experience in the production and development of catalysts. We are confident that together we will achieve even better results through our cooperation to develop transformative technology.”

“We are very pleased to partner with Clariter and contribute to advancing their unique technology for the conversion of plastic waste to sustainable chemicals,” added Ketjen’s Chief Technology Officer Bob Leliveld. “This partnership is an example of how Ketjen’s expertise enables both new and established companies across the globe to transition to sustainable materials.”

About Clariter
Clariter S.A. is a global cleantech company that has developed a chemical recycling process that provides a solution to the plastic waste epidemic. This proprietary, efficient technology transforms plastic waste into high-quality, high-value products: oils, waxes, and solvents that replace fossil-based products. Clariter offers a commercially attractive combination of profitability and sustainability.

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About Ketjen

Ketjen is a provider of advanced catalyst solutions to leading producers in the petrochemical, refining and specialty chemicals industries. From fluidized catalytic cracking to clean fuels solutions to hydro-processing to organometallics and curatives, Ketjen delivers safe and reliable solutions that increase production performance and business value. A wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Ketjen Corporation is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and serves global customers through operations in 27 markets. For more information, visit

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