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Sun Chemical Closes Its Acquisition of Austrian Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH

August 28, 2012

Product portfolio in metallic effects expanded

N.J.-based Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, closed the acquisition of Austrian-based Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a leading manufacturer of metallic effect products, in Aug. 2012. The acquisition allows Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of the shares, assets and business from Benda-Lutz and. With the acquisition, Sun Chemical adds production facilities in Austria, Poland, Russia and the United States to accompany its aluminum pigment manufacturing site in China, forming the basis of a new global Metallics Business Unit as part of Sun Chemical‘s Performance Pigments Division.

About Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH

Benda-Lutz Werke is one of the global players for metallic pigments production for the paint, powder coating, ink and plastic industries as well as one of the main producers of aluminum flakes for the autoclaved aerated concrete industry. Benda-Lutz has 220 employees on five production sites in Austria (headquarters), Poland (2), Russia and the U.S.A. .

About Sun Chemical

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is the world’s largest producer of printing inks and pigments and a leading provider of materials to packaging, publication, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, and other industrial markets. With annual sales of more than $3.5 billion, Sun Chemical has over 8,000 employees supporting customers around the world.