Sun Chemical has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Nantong Shanjing Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., a leading aluminum pigment manufacturer in China. This agreement allows Sun Chemical to market the Nantong Shanjing products for coating and graphic arts industries worldwide under the new SunMetallics brand.
The agreement will expand Sun Chemical’s special effect pigment product portfolio to include aluminum metallic pigments manufactured in cornflake and silver dollar styles. The aluminum pigments enable special metallic effects in products such as cars, bicycles, laptop computers, cell phones, cosmetics, cans and coils, and other industrial and commercial products.
The new SunMetallics product line will be launched in North America and Europe in early 2008.
“This agreement with Nantong Shanjing is important because it not only allows us to better serve our customers with an increased product portfolio, it also positions us to develop many other unique effects for our customers in the future,” said Martha Davies, global product manager special effects, Performance Pigments Group, Sun Chemical.
Nantong Shanjing specializes in the production and sales of aluminum pigments and pastes. The manufacturing plant based in Nantong of Jiangsu Province annually produces approximately 2,500 tons of aluminum pigments and pastes used on a variety of industrial and commercial products in the automotive and cosmetic industries, among others.