Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, is the exclusive distribution partner for KRONOS specialty Titanium Dioxide grades marketed into the Pharma, Personal Care, and Food and Nutrition industries. Effective September 1, 2019, the exclusive agreement covers the distribution in North Asia (Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong), South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan), Australia and New Zealand.
The distribution includes the Titanium Dioxide grades KRONOS 1171 and KRONOS 2971 which comply with the product safety legislation 1223/2009/EC (cosmetics), 1333/2008/EC (foodstuff additives), 231/2012/EU (food colour), European Pharmacopoeia and FSSC 22000. KRONOS 1171 is an anatase pigment approved for colouring food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and tobacco products. KRONOS 2971 is a rutile pigment approved for colouring foodstuffs and cosmetics.
Peter Littlewood, Commercial Vice President Specialties of Brenntag Asia Pacific, explains: “KRONOS’ Titanium Dioxide grades are a great addition to our existing product offering for our diverse customer base. Our excellent market expertise, long-term experience, and great customer proximity will ease the sales and marketing of KRONOS products. This new agreement in the APAC region further deepens and strengthens Brenntag’s global business relationship with KRONOS.”
Stewart Richardson, Senior Vice President Commercial Development at KRONOS, explains: “We are very excited to enter in this new partnership with Brenntag for the distribution of our Food, Pharma and Personal Care line. We are confident to grow our business as Brenntag provides an excellent platform and improved service to customers on technical, regulatory and commercial aspects.”
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than
580 locations in 76 countries and a workforce of more than 16,600 employees. In 2018, the company generated sales of EUR 12.6 billion (USD 14.8 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals. With more than 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 195,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.
KRONOS, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality titanium dioxide pigments, owes its market position to the quality of its products and its long-standing technical experience. KRONOS’ production capacity is at approximately 550,000 metric tons per year.
KRONOS benefits specifically from its long-term know-how and competence based on these decades of experience. KRONOS has six manufacturing sites, which are located in five countries on two continents: in Europe in Leverkusen and Nordenham/Germany, in Fredrikstad/Norway and in Ghent/Belgium; in North America in Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA, and in Varennes, Quebec/Canada.