A growing paint industry

April 11, 2017: With forecasts by industry research bodies like IRL identifying that the Middle East paint and coatings market will rise to over 2.5 million tonnes by 2018 we’re keen to show manufacturers our customised mineral products for their market.

A partnership at MECS 2017

Our partner HAK Industrial Chemicals, based in Dubai, regularly exhibit at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) run by the Coatings Group. We are always keen to support their efforts and this March was no different; with a presence on their stand we highlighted the mineral products we offer and provided our own technical sales expert; Sakis Chatzinikolaou.

Sakis highlighted “In the Middle East we supply ATH to manufacturers of powder coatings and are seeing much success with UltraCarb with adhesive and sealant manufacturers. DekorFlake is very popular in this region, we’re often approached by manufacturers about this popular product for various applications where shimmer and shine is required!” We have a range of solutions for the paint and coatings market; you can read more about our mineral solutions for coatings in our industry uses page.

As a raw material supplier to this market we are delighted to see industry bodies highlighting positive growth figures and are always keen to be involved in local activities such as MECS 2017. With a mineral portfolio designed for use in coating applications from heat resistant paint to anti-corrosive coatings and decorative paint we look forward to talking to the many paint and coating manufacturers in the Middle East region.

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Sakis Chatzinikolaou

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