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Holliday Pigments Celebrates 120 years of Ultramarine Blue

Published on 2005-06-21. Author : SpecialChem

The world's largest manufacturer of ultramarine blue pigments, Holliday Pigments, is celebrating its 120 years' anniversary this year and its many customers and agents have testified as to the great service and products offered by the Hull based company.

Holliday Pigments has been working with Norwegian agent, Wilh Willumsen, for over 100 years now, both companies beginning under different names. Erik Jensen of Wilh Willumsen, said: "We have built a great relationship with Holliday Pigments over the last century and we feel that they offer competitive products that tick all the boxes - high quality, a unique colour that is controllable and an environmentally friendly pigment."

ColArt, based in the UK, France and China, meets the creative needs of artists, children and crafters and they have been a customer of Holliday Pigments since it was known as Reckitts over 100 years ago. Ian Garrett, Technical Director of ColArt explains why the company uses Holliday Pigments' ultramarine colour: "Holliday Pigments works with us in test methods, listening to and understanding our colour requirements. Their quality does not vary like their main competitors' and all their products comply with environmental regulations - a definite plus point."

Danish agent, Rode & Rode, supply ingredients to the food, feedstuff, chemico/technical paint/varnish and health/pharma industries and they also rely on Holliday Pigments' for their colours. Thomas L Nielsen of Rode & Rode, said: "Ultramarine Blue is a unique colour in its marketplace. As a European agent for Holliday Pigments we are aware of their firm reputation in Europe due to their environmentally conscious manufacturing process. They are the only ultramarine blue manufacturer to have invested over $30 million in FGD plants. With these credentials, Holliday Pigments will always remain a strong contender in the pigment industry."

German agent, Grolman, is also celebrating this year after reaching 150 years of operations. Holliday Pigments has worked with them for over 20 years and has gone on to enjoy a fruitful partnership. Dirk Grolman said: "Our company has changed shape radically over the years so that our business now encompasses distribution of pigments, additives, binders and mineral fillers for coatings, building chemicals and plastics. We have developed a strong relationship with Holliday Pigments since 1983 because their products have remained reliable. We look forward to reaching many more milestones with them."

Holliday Pigments is the world's largest manufacturer of ultramarine blue pigments. As market leader it has over 50% of the world market for technical quality ultramarine pigments. Over 120 years of manufacture has enabled the company to establish an enviable reputation as leaders in ultramarine technology and experts in the use of ultramarines in a wide variety of end applications. Environmentally conscious, Holliday Pigments' products have been reclassified as non hazardous to waters by the Commission for Evaluation of Substances Hazardous to Waters. Exporting to over 80 countries, its service is supported by dedicated teams in customer and technical service at its factories in Hull (UK), Comines (France) and via the commercial office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Source: Holliday Pigments

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