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Specialty Chemicals

DKSH is your leading global distributor of innovative specialty chemicals and formulations. Our functional products enhance your product performance and have a wide range of applications across multiple market segments. For applications including paint, coating, ink, polymer, engineering plastic, adhesive, rubber, agrochemical, petrochemical, packaging, graphic, technical film and other specialties, you can benefit from our product portfolio.

Our range of tailored value-added services can support you to increase your market potential. From regulatory support and consulting to sourcing new and hard-to-find ingredients; from innovation and formulation capabilities to marketing intelligence solutions – you can gain from our integrated one-stop approach.

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Choose your market segment and explore our innovative specialty chemicals and formulations:

Paints & Coatings

Our innovative portfolio of specialty chemicals for paints, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, construction, lamination and converting applications includes:

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon Black
  • Synthetic Iron Oxide
  • Organic Pigments
  • Cadmium Pigments
  • Complex Inorganic Pigments
  • Lead-Chrome Pigments
  • Metallic Pigments
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, soft-touch
  • Ultramarine Blue & Violet Pigments
  • Anticorrosion Pigments

Binders (Waterborne, Solvent-borne, Solvent-free and UV technologies):

  • Acrylics
  • Alkyds
  • Amino Resins
  • Catalysts, Crosslinkers, Curing agents and Hardeners
  • Chlorinated Rubber
  • Epoxy
  • Fluorinated Resins
  • Gum Rosin
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Nitrocellulose
  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Polyurethanes
  • SBR (emulsions)
  • Silicon & Silicate
  • Unsaturated Polyester
  • Vinyl Ester

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides & Fungicides
  • Catalysts
  • Coalescing Agents
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and Wetting Agents
  • Driers
  • Flame Retardants
  • Matting Agents
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Surface Tension Modifiers
  • Technical Fillers
  • UV Absorbers
  • Waxes
Polymers

Our innovative portfolio of specialty chemicals for masterbatch, compounds, thermoplastics, thermosets, polymer producers, rubber, fibres and textiles, and paper applications includes:

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon Black
  • Synthetic Iron Oxide
  • Organic Pigments
  • Cadmium Pigments
  • Complex Inorganic Pigments
  • Lead-Chrome Pigments
  • Metallic Pigments
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, texture
  • Ultramarine Blue & Violet Pigments
  • Anticorrosion Pigments

Polymers:

  • ABS & SAN
  • Bio-polymers
  • EPDM
  • Epoxy
  • Fluoropolymers
  • LFT
  • PBT
  • Polyamide (6, 46, 66, 12)
  • POM
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyester / Unsaturated Polyester
  • Polyolefins
  • PPE
  • PEEK, PEI, PEAK
  • SBR
  • UHMWPE

Specialty additives:

  • Antiblocking
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides & Fungicides
  • Catalysts & Crosslinkers
  • Chain extenders
  • Dispersing Agents
  • Impact Modifiers
  • Flame Retardants
  • Flow Modifiers
  • Lubricants
  • Monomers
  • Plasticizers
  • PVC stabilizers
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Specialty Masterbatch
  • Surface Tension Modifiers
  • Technical Fillers
  • UV Absorbers
  • Waxes
Electronics & Specialties

Our innovative specialty chemicals portfolio includes chemicals for electronics, fine chemicals and custom synthesis, medical, oil & gas, petrochemicals, lubricants & greases, ceramics, bristles and plant & crop protection applications.

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon Black
  • Synthetic Iron Oxide
  • Organic Pigments
  • Cadmium Pigments
  • Complex Inorganic Pigments
  • Metallic Pigments
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent
  • Ultramarine Blue & Violet Pigments
  • Anticorrosion Pigments

Polymers:

  • Epoxy Novolac Resins
  • Photopolymers
  • Optical Polymer Materials 
  • Fluoropolymers

Specialty additives:

  • Accelerators
  • Adhesion Promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Base Oils
  • Biocides & Fungicides
  • Catalysts & Crosslinkers
  • Chain extenders
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Dispersing Agents
  • Display (OLED, QLED)
  • Lithium Secondary Batteries Electrolytes, Anodes, Cathodes & Separators
  • Matting Agents
  • Monomers, Oligomers
  • Plasticizers
  • Photoacid generators
  • Photo-initiators
  • Rheology Modifiers
  • Scavengers
  • Sensitizers
  • Stabilisers
  • Surface Tension Modifiers
  • Waxes

Please note: Some product categories may only be available in selected countries. Contact us to find out more.

Success stories

We have helped many business partners to succeed in markets around the world. Learn how our we have supported them in multiple specialty chemical market segments.

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