Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Appoints Brenntag Specialties, Inc. as Western and Southern U.S. Distributor

CINCINNATI, NY, USA – June 19, 2008 – Sun Chemical Performance Pigments appointed Brenntag Specialties, Inc., a global chemical distributor, as its sales agents for key areas in the Western and Southern United States. The new distributor relationship allows Sun Chemical to reach customers faster and more effectively.

Sun Chemical will continue to serve its large national accounts in these regions while Brenntag Specialties supplements Sun Chemical’s sales and support for other accounts.

Brenntag Specialties will carry Sun Chemical’s full line of organic, metallic and effect pigments and preparations for the industrial market, and Sun Chemical will continue to provide all customers in each region with technical and product support.

“We are pleased to have Brenntag Specialties as a partner in our sales force,” said Edward Polaski, vice president sales, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments Division. “Appointing Brenntag Specialties improves our coverage areas in the Southern and Western regions of the United States, and will help us better reach out and meet the needs of all our customers.”

About Brenntag Specialties, Inc.
Brenntag Specialties, Inc. is a member of the Brenntag North America family of companies. Brenntag operates in excess of 300 locations with more than 11,000 people in 55 countries. In keeping with the company’s strong position in world markets, Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain logistics, single sourcing, technical assistance and other value added services. Brenntag offers an unrivalled, extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network for industrial and specialty chemicals to its suppliers and customers alike throughout the world. For more information about Brenntag Specialties, please visit or call 1-800-627-2436.

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 over $4 billion, Sun Chemical has 12,000 employees supporting customers around the world. The Sun Chemical Group of companies includes such established names as Coates, Hartmann, Kohl & Madden, and US Ink.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group B.V., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at

John McKeown,
Sun Chemical
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Matt Parry
Eric Mower and Associates
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Frank J. Battaglia
Brenntag Specialties, Inc.
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