Orion Engineered Carbons, a specialty chemical company, is a leading global supplier of carbon black. Carbon black is an essential material made to customers’ exacting specifications and serves as an additive for tires, coatings, ink, batteries, plastics and numerous other specialty, high-performance applications. Carbon black is used to tint, colorize, reinforce, conduct electricity, increase durability and add UV protection. Orion has innovation centers on three continents and 15 plants worldwide, offering the most diverse variety of production processes in the industry. The company’s corporate lineage goes back more than 160 years to Germany, where it operates the world’s longest-running carbon black plant. Orion is a leading innovator, applying a deep understanding of customers’ needs to deliver sustainable solutions.
The SCHLENK SE is an internationally successful family enterprise.
It was founded in 1879 and has its central headquarters in the Middle Franconian Barnsdorf in Roth near Nuremberg. SCHLENK employs about 900 members of staff worldwide and acts as a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, pigments and foils. As a holding it is divided into its two divisions Schlenk Metallic Pigments and Schlenk Metal Foils.
The worldwide presence with production sites in Europe and the USA, technical application & service departments in Germany, USA, China and South-East Asia, and also a global sales and service network make SCHLENK a reliable partner of a demanding and international clientele.
As a global player it focuses on the business areas metal foils, coatings & plastics industries, printing & graphics industries, building material & chemical industries, and the materials industry.
A member of the DIC group, Sun Chemical is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings, adhesives and supplies, pigments, masterbatches, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials.
Backed by over 200 years of experience, Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corporation, have over 22,000 employees working every day to meet the needs of customers by improving performance on the essentials of business, such as reliable, on-time delivery and consistent product quality. Sun Chemical tailors solutions to unique customer needs and brings new ideas and the latest technology to market.
Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. Sun Chemical’s unparalleled global presence allows for the delivery of local service and support that is customized to the markets it serves.
Recognized as a leading source of innovation, Sun Chemical and DIC have 17 research and development centers that are committed to creating solutions that improve productivity, create new revenue opportunities for customers, and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $8.5 billion. Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A.
The ECKART Group, a company of ALTANA AG, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of effect pigments. With 1,750 employees worldwide, the group develops, produces and distributes metallic effect and pearlescent pigments in powder, paste and pellet form as well as concentrates, dispersions and printing inks. ECKART products are used in the coatings and printing industries, the plastics, autoclaved aerated concrete industries, in cosmetic products and in 3D printing. ECKART is present in over 70 countries.
Iluka is an Australian based mineral sands company with expertise in exploration, development, mining, processing, marketing and rehabilitation.
With over 70 years’ industry experience, Iluka is a leading producer of zircon and the high grade titanium dioxide feedstocks rutile and synthetic rutile. Additionally, Iluka also established a significant position in rare earth elements (rare earths).