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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.

Products | Services

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

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
Paints & Coatings

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 and 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 and silicate
  • 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
  • Nitrocellulose
  • 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
Construction

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Complex inorganic pigments
  • Lead-chrome pigments
  • Ultramarine blue and violet pigments

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

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

Specialty additives:

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

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Synthetic iron oxide
  • Organic pigments
  • Complex inorganic pigments
  • Lead-chrome pigments
  • Metallic pigments
  • Pearlescent pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent, photoluminescent, texture
  • Ultramarine blue and violet 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 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:

  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • 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
  • Ultramarine blue and violet pigments

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

  • Ligno-sulphonates

Specialty additives:

  • Biocides and fungicides
  • Coalescing agents
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Fungicides and insecticides
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Special solvents
  • Waxes
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

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

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