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Ferro and Simon & Werner Extend Distribution Partnership for Pigments

Published on 2017-01-03. Author : SpecialChem

Distribution Partnership Extension for Pigments
Distribution Partnership Extension for Pigments

Ferro and Simon & Werner GmbH have extended their current distribution partnership in Germany for pigments used in Coatings, Construction, Plastics, Cosmetics and other industrial markets.

Germany - An Important Market for Ferro Pigments

In addition to the currently supplied heat stable and weather resistant Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP) from Ferro, Simon & Werner GmbH is now also the exclusive distributor for a broad range of inorganic pigments resulting from the acquisition of Nubiola by Ferro on July 7, 2015: Ultramarines, Iron Oxides, Chrome Oxide Greens and Bismuth Vanadates.

Laurent Jeanne, Ferro’s North Europe Business Manager, claims:

“Germany is a very important market for Ferro Pigments, both for our Complex Inorganic Color Pigments and our Nubiola legacy ones. We intend to consolidate the distribution partnership for our entire portfolio (with the exception of Corrosion Inhibitors) in Simon & Werner GmbH, who have been our partner in the country for long. Our local presence combined with Simon & Werner GmbH’s strength, focused on Nubiola legacy pigments from now on, will very much contribute to continue meeting our customers’ needs in such a very demanding area. We do believe that our position as #1 Ultramarines producer, strong supplier of Zinc Ferrites & specialty Iron Oxides and CICP leading company allows us to offer a very broad range of color solutions to the German market”

About Ferro Corporation

Ferro Corporation is a leading global supplier of technology-based performance materials, including glass-based coatings, pigments and colors, and polishing materials. Ferro products are sold into the building and construction, automotive, appliances, electronics, household furnishings, and industrial products markets. The Company is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio and reported 2015 sales of $1.1 billion.”

About Simon & Werner GmbH

Simon & Werner GmbH is a distributor for well-known manufacturers of specialty chemicals and has acted as a link between producers and their industrial customers. Since 2008 Simon & Werner GmbH is a member of the TER CHEMICALS Distribution Group.

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Source: Ferro
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