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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.

Products

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

Paints & Coatings

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, soft-touch
  • 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
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Polyamide
  • Polyester
  • Polyurethanes
  • SBR (emulsions)
  • Unsaturated polyester
  • Vinyl ester

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and 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
Inks & Lamination

Pigments: 

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Organic pigments
  • Metallic pigments
  • Pearlescent pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, soft-touch

Binders (waterborne, solvent-borne, solvent-free and UV technologies): 

  • Acrylics 
  • Catalysts, crosslinkers, curing agents and hardeners
  • Polyamide
  • Polyurethanes
  • Vinyl ester

Specialty additives: 

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and 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
Adhesives & Sealants

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, soft-touch

Binders (waterborne, solvent-borne, solvent-free and UV technologies):

  • Acrylics
  • Catalysts, crosslinkers, curing agents and hardeners
  • Chlorinated rubber
  • Epoxy
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Polyamide
  • Polyurethanes
  • SBR (emulsions)
  • Vinyl ester

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Catalysts
  • Defoamers
  • Flame retardants
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Technical fillers
  • Waxes
Construction

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Complex inorganic pigments

Binders (waterborne, solvent-borne, solvent-free and UV technologies):

  • Acrylics
  • Catalysts, crosslinkers, curing agents and hardeners
  • Chlorinated rubber
  • Epoxy
  • Polyurethanes
  • SBR (emulsions)
  • Vinyl ester

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • Technical fillers
Plastic, Composite, Rubber & Fibers

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Organic pigments
  • Complex inorganic pigments
  • Metallic pigments
  • Pearlescent pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, texture

Polymers:

  • Technical polymers and compounds
  • Unsaturated polyester

Specialty additives:

  • Antiblocking
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Catalysts and 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
Polymers

Specialty additives:

  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Catalysts and 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
Lubricants & Petrochemicals

Specialty additives:

  • Base oils
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Catalysts and crosslinkers
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Scavengers
  • Stabilisers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • Waxes
Agrochemicals

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Organic pigments
  • Pigments dispersions

Specialty additives:

  • Ligno-sulphonates
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Coalescing agents
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Emulsifiers
  • Fungicides and insecticides
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Special solvents
  • Waxes
  • Solvents and co-formulants
Electronics

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black

Polymers:

  • Epoxy novolac resins
  • Photopolymers
  • Optical polymer materials
  • Fluoropolymers

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Catalysts and crosslinkers
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Display (OLED, QLED)
  • Lithium secondary batteries electrolytes, anodes, cathodes and separators
  • Monomers, oligomers
  • Plasticizers
  • Photoacid generators
  • Photo-initiators
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Sensitizers
  • Stabilisers
Paper & Bristles

Pigments: 

  • TiO2
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, soft-touch 

Binders (waterborne, solvent-borne, solvent-free and UV technologies): 

  • Acrylics 
  • SBR (emulsions) 

Specialty additives: 

  • Biocides and fungicides 
  • Defoamers 
  • Dispersing and wetting agents 
  • Rheology modifiers

Services

As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, distribution and logistics are the essence of our business. We also provide financing, sales and marketing to complete our core service offering. You additionally benefit from a range of tailored value-added services to support your growing needs including:

Innovation & Formulation

Innovation & Formulation

We develop cutting-edge products and formulations from our network of ten state-of-the-art specialty chemicals innovation centers. We generate ideas, ensure compliance and provide technical training to increase market coverage for our clients. Our business partners benefit from a range of tailor-made solutions that reduce time to market and increase competitive advantage. 

Learn more about our Innovation & Formulation services

Sourcing

Sourcing

We provide instant access to markets around the world, including the major chemical producing countries. Our comprehensive network of over 60 sourcing specialists procures hard-to-find ingredients and chemicals and identifies reliable alternative sources for specific quality, price, quantity and delivery needs. We also act as an early trend scout to share knowledge of latest developments and technologies, ensuring our business partners remain one step ahead.

Learn more about our Sourcing services

Regulatory

Regulatory

The regulatory landscape around the world is far from homogeneous. It is becoming increasingly complex as many countries introduce new systems and certification schemes to safeguard their economies. Keeping abreast of these changes can become very time-consuming for companies looking to expand in different markets. Our network of on-the-ground regulatory specialists have a deep understanding of regulatory environments and provide a range of support services to ensure our business partners are compliant. 

Learn more about our Regulatory services

Sales & Marketing Excellence

Sales & Marketing Excellence

Our sales and marketing excellence function supports our clients and sales force to drive business growth with integrated information management. Through next level digital systems, we provide marketing intelligence, trend analysis and best-in-class reporting. With local insights and a global perspective, we uncover new market trends with reliable market research and introduce products based on hot market opportunities.

Learn more about our Sales & Marketing Excellence services

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.

Insights

What trends and developments are impacting the specialty chemical market segments.

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