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DuPont Titanium signs new US distribution agreement
Jan '13
DuPont Titanium Technologies announced a new distribution agreement with Omya, Inc. Omya, through its subsidiary companies Durr Marketing Associates, Azalea Color Company and Lipscomb Chemical Company, will become a national distributor and represent DuPont Titanium Technologies’ products in all 50 U.S. states as well as Western Canada.

Omya is a worldwide distributor of specialty chemical products focused on Industrial and Life Science applications and a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite. Omya’s distribution network extends from coast to coast across the United States.

DuPont Titanium Technologies is the world's largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide, serving customers globally in the coatings, paper, plastics and laminates industries. The company operates plants at DeLisle, Miss.; New Johnsonville, Tenn.; Edge Moor, Del.; Altamira, Mexico; and Kuan Yin, Taiwan; all of which use the chloride manufacturing process. The company also operates a mine in Starke, Fla.

“We see an outstanding fit between Omya’s approach to the markets we serve together and expect that this partnership will improve our market position and better serve our customers in North America,” said Miren Salsamendi, North America director, DuPont Titanium Technologies.

Tony Colak, CEO for Omya Region Americas stated, “We are very excited to extend our relationship with DuPont, the global market leader in titanium dioxide pigments which are critical to the formulations used by many of our customers.”

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals, mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite, and a worldwide distributor of chemical products. The company‘s major markets are paper, polymers, building materials (paints, coatings, sealants, adhesives and construction) as well as life sciences (food, feed, pharma, cosmetics, environment and agriculture). Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya now has a global presence extending to more than 100 locations in over 50 countries and 7000 employees.

DuPont has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

Omya Inc

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