DKSH extends cooperation with Evonik to distribute its silica for coatings applications to six countries in South East Asia
DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has extended its existing long-standing partnership with Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, by distributing Evonik’s specialty silica products to the coatings and printing ink market in South East Asia.
Zurich, Switzerland, March 18, 2019 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor, will expand Evonik’s performance range of silica for use in coatings and ink applications to Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Under the agreement, DKSH will market and distribute Evonik’s complete silica range to its large coatings and ink customer base in the six countries. Evonik already entrusts DKSH with its specialty coatings additives portfolio in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
The performance range of Evonik silicas includes AEROSIL® fumed silica which, is used as a rheology additive; ACEMATT® precipitated silica, which is used as matting agent; and SIPERNAT®, which can be used as performance filler to partly replace TiO2 pigment as an opacifier.
Thomas Ries, Vice President Channel Management Evonik Coating Additives, commented: “The new Coating Additives business line aims to provide its customers in the coatings and printing ink industry with the best possible solutions in a more simplified, efficient and comprehensive way. The expanded collaboration with DKSH is an important step towards fulfilling this aim.”
Ramon J. Viñas, Vice President, Global Specialty Chemicals, Performance Materials, DKSH, added: “We are very pleased to extend our successful long-standing partnership with Evonik. DKSH is the ideal partner to market Evonik’s range of silicas in South East Asia due to its extensive market coverage and successful track record in the worldwide distribution of products to the coatings and printing ink industry. We very much look forward to bringing these high-quality silicas, as well as essential technical consulting services from Evonik, to our large customer base in the region.”