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DKSH signs exclusive distribution agreement with Metapol in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK April 30, 2019


			
				DKSH signs exclusive distribution agreement with Metapol in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK

DKSH has partnered with Metapol, the Mexico-based international leader in specialty non-ferrous metallic pigment manufacturing, to bring its aluminum and bronze metallic pigments to five markets

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DKSH signs exclusive distribution agreement with Metapol in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK

DKSH has partnered with Metapol, the Mexico-based international leader in specialty non-ferrous metallic pigment manufacturing, to bring its aluminum and bronze metallic pigments to five markets

Zurich, Switzerland, April 30, 2019 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor, was selected by Metapol to handle its market entry in Asia and the UK. DKSH was chosen for its strong, long-standing presence and extensive capillary distribution network.

 

Under the agreement, DKSH will sell, market and distribute Metapol’s specialty aluminum and bronze metallic pigments in Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and the UK. DKSH will also provide logistics, market intelligence and after-sales services.

 

The innovative pigments from Metapol’s ALU, Cubrio, SiO, Brio and Seguriflex lines can be used to achieve a broad scope of metallic effects in a wide range of applications, including coatings, automotive finishes, plastics, powder coatings, graphic arts, graphic inks and functional applications. DKSH is the partner of choice for Metapol due to its large customer base of automotive, can coating, aerosol, industrial coating, powder coating, inks and plastics manufacturers.

 

Ramon J. Viñas, Vice President, Global Specialty Chemicals, Performance Materials, DKSH, said: “We are very pleased to become a strategic partner of choice for Metapol and to introduce their innovative products to our large customer base in the five markets. Metapol’s line of non-ferrous metallic pigments complements and enhances our existing portfolio of specialty chemicals and will provide some outstanding benefits in the manufacturing process for our customers.”

 

Likewise, Fernando Aguirre, President, Metapol, expressed: “We are very enthusiastic for having achieved this agreement, which opens up great opportunities for DKSH and Metapol in the metallic pigments market. We are confident that this partnership will lead to joint success for both parties."