Kronos and Omya have signed an exclusive agreement for the distribution of titanium dioxide pigments in Switzerland with effect from 1 January 2020.From Janaur 2020, Omya will be distributing Kronos’ titanium dioxide pigments in Switzerland. Source: Omya.
The new sales partnership will mainly cover the markets for paints & coatings, thermoplastic polymers & elastomers, adhesives and paper. The aim of the cooperation is to improve performance and service to customers.
Omya is a global producer of industrial minerals based on calcium carbonate and dolomite and is active worldwide in the distribution of specialty chemicals. Its customer base includes many industries such as building materials, printing and writing paper, technical polymers, packaging, food, personal care, cleaning, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and forestry, water and energy.The company was founded in 1884 in Switzerland and today has 8,000 employees at more than 175 locations in more than 50 countries.
Kronos is a worldwide manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigments. The company’s production capacity is around 550,000 tonnes per year. Kronos has six production facilities located in five countries on two continents: in Europe in Leverkusen and Nordenham/Germany, in Fredrikstad/Norway and in Gent/Belgium, in North America in Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA, and in Varennes, Quebec/Canada.
On 28-29 January the international coatings community will meet up again for the European Coatings TiO2 Forum in Berlin to discuss the latest technical trends and innovations regarding the efficient use of titanium dioxide.