Beate Treffler has over 25 years of experience in additives for plastic applications and plastic processing. On 1st of July 2020 the former PolyOne Corp. acquired Clariant’s BU Masterbatches to form the new company Avient Corporation, a leading provider of color- and performance-enhancing concentrates and compounds. In March 2015 she joined the Business Unit Masterbatches of Clariant as Regional Head Europe Segment Healthcare Polymer Solutions being responsible for Marketing & Sales. Since January 2020 she and her dedicated Healthcare team drive the Marketing & Business Development in EMEA providing polymer solutions for Pharma Packaging, medical - and drug delivery devices. These polymer solutions comprise pre-tested and changed controlled masterbatches as well as ready-to-use compounds.
Before joining BU Masterbatches, she was heading the global technical marketing team for waxes in the Business Unit Additives of Clariant and was involved in project management for new developments and for the Clariant Commercial Excellence program (Lean Sigma; certified Green Belt).
After studying chemistry and accomplishing her degree in Chemical Engineering, Beate joined the former company Hoechst in Gersthofen (South Germany). This speciality chemicals part of Hoechst was acquired in 1997 by Clariant (former speciality chemicals part of Sandoz/CH). She worked in the R&D department covering additives including flame retardants, waxes and polymer additives for plastic applications.
Since 2000 she reinforced the technical marketing department concentrating on project management and new developments comprising metallocene polyolefin -, esters waxes and renewable lubricants for the plastics industry. In July 2011 Beate was appointed Global Head of Technical Marketing Waxes for Plastics.