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Cathay Industries Announces Price Increase for Iron Oxide Pigments

Hong Kong, March 2nd 2017. Cathay Industries Group announces a price increase for its iron oxide and natural color pigments portfolio. The adjustment is applied with immediate effect or as contracts allow. Prices are raised by USD 150 per metric ton across all colors and product forms. Customers will be informed individually by the Cathay Industries representatives.


CATHAY INDUSTRIES Acquires Hoover Color Corporation

Hong Kong, 1st July 2016. Leading global iron oxide pigment manufacturer CATHAY INDUSTRIES has agreed to acquire Hoover Color Corporation (Hiwassee, VA) for an undisclosed amount.

Terence Yu, CEO Cathay Industries Group.

The transaction is expected to close within the third quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Commenting on the transaction, Terence Yu, Group Chief Executive Officer, CATHAY INDUSTRIES, said: “The acquisition of Hoover Color further strengthens our color pigments business as well as enhancing our capabilities. As market leader in natural occurring Umbers and unique eco-friendly Transparent Iron Oxides, Hoover Color brings a century of customer focus to the CATHAY INDUSTRIES GROUP.”

“Merging our two companies will complement Cathay’s focus on innovation, sustainability, and position us as a leading supplier of performance pigments with a unique offering for the paints and coatings industry”, said Mr Yu.

Charles Hoover, President of Hoover Color Corporation said: “Over the last 25 years, CATHAY INDUSTRIES has led the restructuring of the iron oxide industry through innovative technology, and this partnership cements the relationship our two companies have developed over the last two decades. All of us at Hoover Color look forward to exciting times ahead for the combined businesses.”

The transaction will not affect Hoover Color’s existing product range and supply will continue seamlessly.

Mr. Hoover will join the executive team at CATHAY INDUSTRIES and continue in his role as President of the Hoover Color newly formed division of CATHAY INDUSTRIES.


CATHAY INDUSTRIES to expand iron oxide pigments production in Tongling (PRC)

Hong Kong, 17 June 2016. Leading global iron oxide pigment manufacturer CATHAY INDUSTRIES is set to expand its state-of-the-art iron oxide pigments production facility in China.

Terence Yu, CEO Cathay Industries Group

Following recent expansions at its Yixing site, the company is strengthening its manufacturing capabilities at its flagship site in Tongling, China, in a joint venture with Tonghua Group (Rely Science & Technology Co Ltd).

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group CEO Mr. Terence Yu said, “This move signifies the next phase of our global growth and development strategy, while demonstrating leadership in the market in terms of both technology solutions and environmental responsibility and sustainability.” This phase 2 expansion will add 20,000 MT per annum (mtpa) of high-performance iron oxide pigments to the 65,000 MT site’s current capacity using our leading technology while meeting the highest environmental standards. With the ever-increasing pressure on global manufacturing facilities to operate responsibly, this expansion will provide the long-term sustainable supply the market requires.

Already awarded silver status from corporate social responsibility certifier ECOVADIS, CATHAY has implemented sustainability plans to achieve its gold status. The expansion supports the CATHAY Group’s transformative growth strategy, globally, particularly the consistent growth of its high-quality CATHAYCOAT™ product range, which already provides advanced solutions in the highly technical and demanding coatings and paint markets. Mr. Yu said, “With advancements to our proven iron oxide production technology, we will break new ground with a new range of high-chroma red iron oxide pigments, which are proven to effectively replace copperas reds in both solvent and waterborne systems.

Service and support performances include a customer-specific product choice, pre-testing as well as technical and logistical advice.

This will position CATHAY as the leading supplier of high-performance pigments with unique and sustainable product offerings.” Mr. Yu said, “Our high-purity expansion complements the company’s dedicated high-purity plant in Valparaiso (IN), USA, and is designed to meet the strict cGMP criteria set by IPEC-PQG. This marks an industry first in China. “Consistent with our Valparaiso plant, the new high-purity facility will be a dedicated stand-alone facility inside our Tongling operation. This will be the first iron oxide pigments manufacturing facility in China to meet the cGMP principles in the personal care, food and pharmaceutical industries, providing additional high-quality regional support for this fast-growing market“, Mr. Yu added.

Phase 2 of our expansion will provide:

• 10,000 mtpa of high-quality precipitated yellow iron oxide for coatings and paints
• 5,000 mtpa of high-quality precipitated red iron oxide for coating and paints
• 5,000 mtpa of cGMP high-purity pigments (yellow, red, black)

Phase 2 expansions have commenced and commissioning of the new facility is targeted for first quarter 2018



DISCOVER THE BRILLIANCE OF IRON OXIDES

CATHAY INDUSTRIES presents High Chroma Reds at ECS 2015

Ninove/Nuremberg 26 February 2015. High Chroma Reds form the focus of CATHAY INDUSTRIES’ booth at the European Coatings Show 2015 from 21 to 23 April in Nuremberg, hall 7, stand 7-319. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide pigments the company presents high quality products for the use in coatings systems. For industrial paints and varnishes, applied as a decorative or protective layer, High Chroma Reds offer a significantly broader colour spectrum. Beyond this, CATHAY shows its wide range of products of other pigment and non-pigment areas.

Manufacturers of coatings benefit from intense colour strength and elevated gloss of pigments with high chromaManufacturers of coatings benefit from intense colour strength and elevated gloss of pigments with high chroma.

An extended scope of reds ensures a greater range of colours for manufacturers of coatings. These red colours created by iron oxide pigments are utilized in industrial paints, which can be applied on floors and walls of buildings for example – exterior or interior. Bright High Chroma Reds from CATHAY INDUSTRIES broaden the colour spectrum for this use and provide an elevated gloss as well as intense colour strength. CATHAYCOATTM Reds of the double A series can partially substitute certain organic pigments in some applications with shades from light red to medium red. Therefore, they can be a cost efficient choice.

Save time and energy

Made through the Penniman process, the High Chroma Reds are characterized by hydrophilic properties. As a result of this, the pigments are highly suitable for water based and VOC free systems. In addition, soft crystals simplify dispersing; low viscosity and low oil absorption facilitate the use in paint systems. Due to the pigment’s surface, the duration of the dispersing process with just High Speed Dispersers is reduced. In this way, manufacturers can increase their production capacities and save energy.

Service and support performances include a customer-specific product choice, pre-testing as well as technical and logistical adviceService and support performances include a customer-specific product choice, pre-testing as well as technical and logistical advice.

Optimise applications

To assure an ideal outcome of the colouring process, CATHAY offers extensive service and support activities for its customers. Pre-, in- and after-sales efforts include logistical and technical advice. Moreover, the company fabricates pigments through state-of-the-art technology and tailored to customers’ specific needs. Detailed working steps result in an environmentally friendly production. CATHAY invites visitors to discover the variety of pigments, service performances and application possibilities at the exhibition stand.

Hall 7, Stand 7-319

At the European Coatings Show 2015 from 21 to 23 April in Nuremberg CATHAY INDUSTRIES presents its portfolio of iron oxide pigments in hall 7, stand 7-319At the European Coatings Show 2015 from 21 to 23 April in Nuremberg CATHAY INDUSTRIES presents its portfolio of iron oxide pigments in hall 7, stand 7-319.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES PARTICIPATING AT CHINACOAT 2014

15 November 2014. ChinaCoat is one of the biggest exhibitions for the surface coating industry in the world and will be held once more in GuangZhou, China, 3 - 5 Dec 2014.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES PARTICIPATING AT CHINACOAT 2014

As a leading global manufacturer of iron oxide color pigments and the largest quality manufacturer in Asia, CATHAY INDUSTRIES will be promoting its full range of products, mainly iron oxides and other pigments and chemicals. We welcome the opportunity of inviting those attending this event to come and meet us on our booth in Hall 10.2, Zone 1, A37-42 to discuss our exciting range of products and help to develop color solutions to the requirements of an ever changing world.

Guangzhou Int'l Convention & Exhibition Center (Pazhou Complex)
380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou
Hall: 10.2
Booth number: 10.2 Zone 1 A37-42

EXPANSION PROCEEDS - CATHAY INDUSTRIES COMPLETES ITS FIRST CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF NEW PLANT IN TONGLING

EXPANSION PROCEEDS - CATHAY INDUSTRIES COMPLETES ITS FIRST CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF NEW PLANT IN TONGLINGTongling, 27 October 2014.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group has started production in its new plant in Tongling, China. Since 2013 the global provider of synthetic iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments has been building its new manufacturing site with the objective of an expansion to 150,000 metric tons per annum. Using the most modern technology, the Hong Kong-based company will produce yellow, red and black iron oxide pigments in Tongling. Taking responsibility for the environment, the plant utilizes fully integrated waste stream recycling.CATHAY has invested in the joint venture plant with Tonghua Group as Rely Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

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BRIGHTER THAN EVER: HIGH CHROMA RED PIGMENTS FROM CATHAY INDUSTRIES OFFER A BROADER COLOUR SPECTRUM

BRIGHTER THAN EVER: HIGH CHROMA RED PIGMENTS FROM CATHAY INDUSTRIES OFFER A BROADER COLOUR SPECTRUM

Ninove, 10 July 2014. High Chroma Reds from CATHAY INDUSTRIES allow users to broaden the colour space of iron oxide pigments. With its new pigments the company offers a product range, which increases chroma, making the colour brighter. Because of their hydrophilic properties, these iron oxides are easily dispersible in water based and VOC free systems. In addition, they are characterised by low oil absorption, low viscosity as well as elevated gloss.

A higher chroma enables a broader spectrum of red colours to be created by iron oxide pigments. A wide range of reds is essential for paints and varnishes, which fulfil a decorative and protective role when used on buildings and construction elements, regardless of exterior or interior application. Manufacturers of coatings need this extended scope of reds for industrial paints applied for example to floors and walls of buildings. For such applications the High Chroma Reds from CATHAY INDUSTRIES extend the possible colour spectrum for iron oxides, providing also higher gloss to the paints.

Easy to disperse

CATHAY INDUSTRIES' High Chroma Reds made through the Penniman process show high colour strength and are marked by their hydrophilic properties. In light of this, the pigments are highly suitable for water based and VOC free systems. Moreover, the use of the Penniman process results in soft crystals, simplifying dispersing. Users do not necessarily have to grind the material. By virtue of the pigment's surface, the duration of the dispersal process with just High Speed Dispersers is reduced; users can increase their production capacity and save energy. In addition, low oil absorption and low viscosity support the use of the product in paint systems.

Wider colour range with cost saving potential

Compared to other iron oxides with pastel-to-medium shades, the new series of High Chroma Reds from CATHAY INDUSTRIES ensures intense colour strength and gloss. The CATHAYCOATTM Reds RA11A, RA12A and RA13A – depending on the application – also show some overlap with certain organic pigments in shades from light red to medium red, hence providing a potential cost saving.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES offers new solutions assuring brightness and good processability. The company stands for reliability in quality with global standards.

DYED IN NO TIME - CATHAY INDUSTRIES DEVELOPED NEW GENERATION OF WATER-SOLUBLE BAGS

(Salzkotten 04/29/2014) In the preparation of fresh concrete, it depends on the correct color on. To this mix, a rapid, accurate and precise dosage of the pigments is required. For this has CATHAY INDUSTRIES , one of the world's leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide pigments, developed a new generation of water-soluble bags. The container is packed prefabricated and is added during the mixing process. When processing user does not come with the powder pigment in contact so that they are protected from particles. The total container dissolves residue on the processing.

While the concrete truck is on its way to the site, in his drum already the ready-to fresh concrete is mixed. For the coloring of this so-called mixed concrete and precast elements, the new water-soluble bags of suitable CATHAY INDUSTRIES . They contain pigments which mingle after the dissolution of the residue-free packaging with the cement mixture. Unlike liquid colors here to do an additional input of water and a complex mixture optimization is unnecessary. In addition, the bags for a clear warehouse logistics ensure: The transport of water contents and the storage of empty containers dispensed with. Thus, the soluble bags provide a cost effective alternative to liquid paints.

Flexible use of pigments

The weight of the bags right CATHAY INDUSTRIES individually to the mixed size from possible are containers of one to ten kilograms. The small package sizes make for easy handling. Another advantage of the water-soluble bags is flexibility on the job site, as no dosing and thus no air and electrical connections are required. The sealed container total is added to the mixture, so that no contact with the powder and produced a clean metering takes place. A high storage stability is ensured by the protective packaging. So the color is too short timescale if a project should move. Excess products also can be easily store over a longer period of time.

In a few steps to the appropriate color

Due to the constant color adding the mixtures on the use of the bags are easily reproducible, so that a uniform color result is produced. CATHAY INDUSTRIES picks for the filling of the container on its entire range of UV-resistant pigments of the brand FERROTINT ™ back. With water-soluble bags light materials such as concrete after a few steps, for example, in red or yellow.

In a few steps to the appropriate color

  1. For the coloring of ready-mixed concrete and precast elements, the new water-soluble bags of suitable CATHAY INDUSTRIES .
  2. The container of water-soluble bags of CATHAYINDUSTRIES is packaged prefabricated and is added during the mixing process.
  3. The small package sizes dissolve in water and make for easy handling.

In a few steps to the appropriate color

  1. When processing user does not come with the powder pigment in contact so that they are protected from particles.
  2. The water-soluble bags offer flexibility on site, as no dosing and thus no air and electrical connections are required.
  3. After dissolving the residue-free packaging, the pigments combine with the cement mixture.

Photos: CATHAY INDUSTRIES

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