30 June 2003 17:13 [Source: ICIS news]LONDON (CNI)--Britain’s Warwick International Group said Monday it has won a deal to distribute a range of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments in the UK for Slovenian chemical producer Cinkarna Celje.
The deal extends a current arrangement in which Warwick sells “significant” volumes of TiO2 into the European market for Cinkarna. Financial details of the UK deal were not disclosed.
According to Warwick, the new rutile Ti02 pigments range it will be distributing in the UK is lattice stabilised with alumina and silica, and comes with a choice of inorganic and organic coatings to enhance dispersibility, opacity and durability.
These pigments are particularly appropriate for use in water and solvent-based decorative and industrial paints as well as for the majority of common applications including primers, powder coatings, flexible polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, wallpaper and upholstery, Warwick added.
With this deal, Warwick is re-entering the paint market as it used to manufacture surface coatings. Apart from distribution, Warwick also manufactures performance activators.
Cinkarna has manufactured TiO2 since 1973 using licensed technology from Rhone-Poulenc and currently has annual sales of over Euro100m ($114m).
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