The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the chemical concern Clariant will continue their successful partnership of ten years in the area of catalysis research. TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann and Clariant Catalysts Head of Research and Development Marvin Estenfelder signed a corresponding agreement in Munich extending the Munich Catalysis Alliance (MuniCat) until 2033. The partners will jointly develop even more efficient and more sustainable catalysts for the chemical industry.
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann said: "The strategic partnership with Clariant is a true success story. Our focus will now include new developments for sustainable chemistry and their transfer to industrial practice. The partnership thus makes an important contribution to our TUM Sustainable Futures Strategy 2030, which will make TUM a formative force in sustainable transformation."
Clariant's head of research and development for catalysis, Marvin Estenfelder, said: "Over the years the partnership between Clariant and TUM has paved the way for many milestones, not only in the area of research and development on catalysis, but also in shaping a more sustainable future for the chemical industry. The partnership has turned out to be highly symbiotic, since we have access to the latest research methods and technologies developed at the university, while the young TUM researchers benefit from our many years of experience in industry and application. We are thus very happy to extend this productive partnership for another ten years."