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Nubiola Expands Production Capacity of Ultramarine Violets and Pinks

Published on 2010-09-06. Author : SpecialChem

Nubiola are expanding the manufacturing capacity of Ultramarine Violets and Pinks by 30% in the Llodio (Basque Country, Spain) production plant. The expansion will be achieved by installing brand new equipment that operates with Nubiola's unique, proprietary manufacturing technology, and is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2011. This investment strengthens the position of the Llodio plant as a "Centre of Excellence" for the production of high added value Ultramarines specialities.

"Ultramarine Violets and Pinks are key products in many of our customers' applications. Market demand has been growing significantly in recent years and we want to ensure that our production capacity is sufficient to avoid any supply tightness that could affect the operations of our customers. This additional capacity is another major step forward we want to take as a responsible Ultramarines leader", claims Alex Capuz, Nubiola's Global Marketing Manager.

Ultramarine Violets and Pinks provide very clean and stable violet and pink coloration and are also used for tinting whites with a neutral shade that is highly appreciated. They are safe products in processing and final end-use, which makes them ideal for use in Cosmetics and Plastics in contact with food.


NUBIOLA is a specialized world-wide producer of Inorganic Pigments, with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Nubiola is a family-owned company with more than 95 years experience in the marketplace, committed to sustainable growth based on the technical and production capabilities that permits to market innovative and efficient products. That commitment explains its position of world's largest Ultramarines producer as well as reliable alternative in a wide range of pigments such as Iron Oxides, Zinc Ferrites, Chrome Oxide Greens, Chrome Yellows and Molybdate Oranges, as well as Corrosion Inhibitors. Nubiola employs about 600 people, has 5 production plants all over the world and sells to more than 85 countries. Customers are mainly in the plastics, coatings, construction, printing ink, artist's colours, cosmetics, soap, detergents, rubber, ceramic, mosaic and other industries.


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