top of page

Recent news


01/02/2020   Merck Performance Material and Kemira Nityatama enter into distributorship agreement

Merck Performance Material, the producer of special effect pigment Iriodin and Xirallic, enter into distributorship agreement to promote its product in Coating segment with PT Kemira Nityatama. With this agreement, Kemira Nityatama will promote Iriodin, Xirallic, Colorstream, Pyrisma, Durazane and Iriotec line of product. This addition of special effect pigment from Merck Performance Material completes the range and breadth of product available to purchase from PT Kemira Nityatama. 

14/07/2019 Clariant Pigment extends Distributorship Agreement with Kemira Nityatama


Starting June 2019, PT Kemira Nityatama and Clariant Pigments extend the distributorship agreement to cover Plastic and Special Application segment which includes Rubber, Personal and Home Care, Aluminum Anodizing and Agriculture. This is on top of existing supply agreement in Coating and Printing Ink Segment. Effective immediately, PT Kemira Nityatama will become sole distributor for Clariant Pigments specialty range of product such as PV Fast, Graphtol, Solvaperm, Sanolin, Sanodal, Sanodye and other grade. 

Kemira Nityatama will take over Plastic and Special Application customer from previous distributor and provides full service from technical support, sampling, logistics and procurement. With this new addition, Kemira will have full range of color, colorant and effect pigment for all segment of Industries. 

The new business will complement our sales and marketing activities and provide one shop solution for all color and effect pigment requirements and provide collaborative advantage to our many supplier.

27/10/2017 Clariant and Hunstman to abandon Planned Equal Merger agreement


Muttenz, October 27, 2017 – Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman.

In a joint statement, Peter R. Huntsman, President and CEO of Huntsman, and Hariolf Kottmann, CEO of Clariant, stated: "We remain convinced that the proposed merger of equals as agreed to on May 21, 2017, would have been in the long-term best interests of all of our shareholders. However, given the continued accumulation of Clariant shares by activist investor White Tale Holdings and its opposition to the transaction, which is now supported by some other shareholders, we believe that there is simply too much uncertainty as to whether Clariant will be able to secure the two-thirds shareholder approval that is required to approve the transaction under Swiss law. 

09/08/2017 Titian Abadi Lestari is appointed as Distributor of Shell Process Oil 

Starting immediately, PT Titian Abadi Lestari is appointed as distributor of Shell Next Generation Process Oil based on Gas to Liquid technology. Gas to Liquid technology will provide base oil of a higher purity, better performances and free of mineral oil traces. 


Shell Risella X is a range of Top-Tier process oils based on GTL (Gas To Liquids) technology. It offers several advantages over conventional process oils, including extra purity and excellent performance. Product range comprises of: Risella X 415, X 420 and X 430.


Shell Ondina X oils meet medical white oil purity requirements of the major international pharmaceuticals. Shell Ondina X oils offer an outstanding combination of characteristics that can facilitate enhanced performance in selected applications

25/05/2017 Clariant and Hunstman to combine in Equal Merger

Muttenz, Switzerland, May 22, 2017 - Clariant (SIX: CLN) and Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction.

The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant. On a pro forma 2016 basis, the combination of both companies will create a leading global specialty chemical company with sales of approximately $13.2 billion, an adjusted EBITDA of $2.3 billion and a combined enterprise value of approximately $20 billion at announcement.

The combined entity will benefit from each other’s strengths. It will have a significantly improved growth profile in highly attractive end markets and geographies. HuntsmanClariant will leverage shared knowledge in sustainability and boast a much stronger joint innovation platform. This will enable the development of new products in order to deliver superior returns and drive shareholder value.

20/01/2017 Welcome Clariant Pigment and Plastic as our newest supplier


Starting January 2017, PT Kemira Nityatama is selected to be the distributor for Pigment and Pigment Preparation for Clariant Pigment and Plastic. We will carry the full range of Clariant Pigment and Plastic outstanding Pigment and Pigment Preparation such as Colanyl, Hostaperm and Novoperm Range as well as other speciality pigment and dispersion. 

Kemira Nityatama will take over Coating and Ink customer from previous distributor and provides full service from technical support, sampling, logistics and procurement. With this new addition, Kemira will have full range of color, colorant and effect pigment for the Paint and Ink Industries.

The new business will complement our sales and marketing activities and provide one shop solution for all color and effect pigment requirements and provide collaborative advantage to our many supplier.

06/08/2015 H.B. Fuller starts adhesive manufacturing facility in Indonesia


H.B. Fuller announced that the company broke ground on its future manufacturing facility in Surabaya, Indonesia. This future facility will strengthen H.B. Fuller's network in the Asia Pacific region and will complement the products and technical service offered today by the company's manufacturing facilities in China, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia.   


"This future manufacturing facility is an excellent example of how we will leverage our global reach and technical knowledge to empower local experts," says Jim Owens, H.B. Fuller president and chief executive officer. "Today, we mark an important milestone in our commitment to deliver value to our customers in Asia, enhance our competitive position, and continue making investments in the capabilities necessary to support our long-term growth strategy."


The company anticipates production of hot melt and water-based adhesives products to begin in the second quarter of 2016. This increased capacity in the region will enable the company to consistently meet local customers' requirements and grow significantly in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia. From this new site, H.B. Fuller will provide adhesive solutions to customers in the hygiene, packaging, woodworking, filter, product assembly, container labeling and other durable assembly industries.

31/07/2015  Degradable PU based on polyester polyols for marine antifouling


Researchers have prepared star-shaped polyester polyols based on initiators (trimethylolpropane or pentaerythritol) and ɛ-caprolactone by polycondensation reaction. They synthesised degradable polyurethane (PU) by mixing star-shaped polyester polyols and crosslinker agent (hexamethylene diisocyanate trimer).


The hydrolytic degradation and water absorption experiments demonstrated that the PU films could erode in artificial sea water, which were controlled by varying the ratios of ɛ-caprolactone/trimethylolpropane and the arm number of star-shaped polyester polyols. The mechanical properties of PU films and coatings increased with decreasing the ratios of ɛ-caprolactone/trimethylolpropane and increasing the arm number of star-shaped polyester polyols. The surfaces of PU films and coatings kept eroding, which were revealed by scanning electron microscopy. The copper ion release rates from PU coatings reached steady state at about 31 days. The marine field tests of PU coatings demonstrated that the degradable PU coatings based on star-shaped polyester polyols were effective coatings for marine antifouling.

14/01/2015  VESTOLIT - a member of Mexichem Group


On December 1st, 2014, the acquisition of VESTOLIT GmbH (Marl, Germany) by Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V. (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) was closed after receiving all relevant regulatory approvals.


The acquisition of VESTOLIT - one of the leading producers of PVC-Specialties in Europe - is supporting Mexichem’s strategy of becoming a global, vertically integrated chemical company with a focus on high-end, specialized PVC products over the whole value chain. With this transaction, Mexichem will be one of the leading producers of PVC-Specialties worldwide.


"The wide product portfolio and the global market coverage of our new parent company in combination with our strong position in Europe will lead to further growth for the company’s business", said Dr. Michael Träger, CEO of VESTOLIT. "Being the specialty European arm of a vertically integrated global player, and joining the strength of both companies, is a major step forward in expanding the position as the leading producer of PVC-Specialties worldwide. This transaction is a clear sign in strengthening our production site in Marl."

01/12/2014  China Coat 2014 starts in Guangzhou


CHINACOAT is a must-exhibit SUPER coatings show organized since 1996 and alternates annually between the venues in Guangzhou and Shanghai, P. R. China. Recognized as an effective and important trade platform for the global coatings industry, our 2013 Shanghai show achieved a record attendance of 25,736 trade visitors and 1,019 exhibitors. In 2014, CHINACOAT will be held in Guangzhou again. 




Date: Dec 3-5, 2014

Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex)380 Yuejiang Middle Road, Guangzhou, P. R. China

Halls: 9.2, 10.2, 11.2, 12.2, 9.3, 10.3 & 11.3

20/11/2014   CHT R. Beitlich again honoured as Top-Innovator


When awards for the TOP 100 most innovative companies of Germany are handed over tonight in the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, CHT R. Beitlich GmbH will be again one of them.


At the end of last year CHT R. Beitlich GmbH had applied for the certification ‟TOP 100“ for the second time, and achieved again a placement among the most innovative companies of Germany after two qualifying rounds. This is an encouraging success for all staff members of our company, and it confirms our innovative performance.


We had applied again in order to get an objective evaluation of our research performance. Since the award in 2012, we have optimised our processes, started with our R&D team in working on megatrend topics, as well as on our communication. The renewed award gives us the certainty to be on the right way.

13/10/2014  100 Years of Wacker Group


At a ceremony in Munich on October 13, 2014, some 500 eminent guests from the worlds of industry, science and politics gathered alongside the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie AG and Bavaria's Minster President Horst Seehofer to celebrate the Group's 100th birthday. On October 13, 1914, businessman Alexander Wacker registered a company called “Dr. Alexander Wacker Gesellschaft für elektrochemische Industrie KG.”


"The flagship of chemistry in Bavaria" was how Minister President Horst Seehofer described Wacker Chemie AG. Addressing the Group management, he said: "You embody the motto that has made Bavaria successful: Don't manage the past - instead, win the future." Seehofer also stressed the various achievements of economic policy in Bavaria, including sound budgetary management.


bottom of page