Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland with a total workforce of over 21,000. In the financial year 2012, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 6,038 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in their business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant is divided into seven business units. Within its Additives Business Unit Clariant offers a broad range of non-halogenated flame retardants under the trade name Exolit. For the composites industry their focus lies on polyurethane, unsaturated polyester and epoxy resin systems. The Exolit range is known for its total resin - flame retardant integrity even under harsh conditions and in sophisticated applications.