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

Paints & Coatings

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Organic pigments
  • Complex inorganic pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent
  • Anticorrosion pigments
  • Colorants & pigment concentrates

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

  • Acrylics and styrene acrylics
  • PUD's and hybride binders
  • PVAc's, vinyl acrylics, polyesters
  • Polysaccharide resin technology

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Anti skinning
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Driers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • UV absorbers
  • Water and formaldehyde scavenger
  • Waxes
  • Technical fillers and optical brightener

Inks & Lamination

Inks & Lamination

Pigments: 

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Organic pigments
  • Complex organic pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent
  • Colorants and pigment concentrates

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

  • Acrylics and styrene acrylics 
  • PUD's and hybride binders
  • PVAc's, vinyl acrylics, polyesters
  • Polysaccaride resin technology

Specialty additives: 

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Driers
  • Anti skinning
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • UV absorbers
  • Waxes
  • Oxygen barrier coating
  • Matting and curing agents for powder coatings
  • Water and formaldehyde scavenger
  • Technical fillers and optical brightener

Adhesives & Sealants

Adhesives & Sealants

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent

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

  • Acrylics and styrene acrylics
  • Catalysts, crosslinkers, curing agents and hardeners
  • PUD's and hybride binders
  • Polysaccharide resin technology

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Antioxidants
  • Antistatic
  • Catalysts
  • Defoamers
  • Drying agents for moisture cure
  • Flame retardants
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Technical fillers and optical brightener
  • Waxes

Construction

Construction

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Complex inorganic pigments: mixed metal oxides
  • Colorants and pigment concentrates

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

  • Acrylic emulsions, cement modifiers
  • RDP - redispersable powders
  • PUD's and hybride binders
  • Polysaccharide resin technology

Specialty additives:

  • Adhesion promoters
  • Catalysts, crosslinkers, curing agents
  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Plasticizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • Technical fillers and optical brightener

Plastic, Composite , Rubber & Fibers

Plastic, Composite, Rubber & Fibers

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Organic pigments
  • Complex inorganic pigments
  • Pigments for security applications
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent

Polymers:

  • Acrlics
  • Polyurethane dispersions
  • PVA'c, vinly acrylics, polyesters
  • Polysaccharide resin technology

Specialty additives:

  • Dispersing agents
  • Impact modifiers
  • Monomers
  • Plasticizers
  • PVC stabilizers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Specialty masterbatch
  • Specialty polysiloxane additives
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • Thermal stabilisers
  • UV absorbers
  • Waxes
  • Anti microbial additives
  • Chain extenders
  • Compatibillisers
  • Coupling agents
  • Crosslinkers
  • Diols
  • Melt strength enhancers
  • Silicone powders
  • Silicone anti-scratch and anti-wear masterbatch

Polymers

Polymers

Specialty additives:

  • Dispersing agents
  • Impact modifiers
  • Flow modifiers
  • Monomers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers

Lubricants & Petrochemicals

Lubricants & Petrochemicals

Specialty additives:

  • Dispersing agents
  • Impact modifiers
  • Flow modifiers
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Surface tension modifiers
  • Waxes

Agrochemicals

Agrochemicals

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Organic pigments
  • Colorants and pigments concentrates

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

  • Arylics and styrene acrylics
  • PUD's and hybride binders
  • PVAc's, vinyl acrylics, polyesters
  • Polysaccharide resin technology

Specialty additives:

  • Defoamers
  • Dispersing and wetting agents
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Waxes

Electronics

Electronics

Pigments:

  • TiO2
  • Carbon black
  • Colorants and pigment concentrates

Polymers:

  • Epoxy novolac resins

Specialty additives:

  • Corrosion inhibitors
  • Rheology modifiers

Paper & Bristles

Paper & Bristles

Pigments: 

  • TiO2
  • Pigments for special effects: fluorescent 
  • Optical brightener 

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

  • Acrylics and styrene acrylics 
  • PUD's and hybride binders 
  • PVAc's, vinyl acrylics, polyesters 
  • Polysaccharide resin technology 

Specialty additives: 

  • Defoamers 
  • Dispersing and wetting agents 
  • Rheology modifiers
  • Technical fillers and optical brightener 

DKSH Discover: Now available in Benelux!Innovative ingredients and specialty chemicals at your digital fingertips

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Are you looking for a more convenient and accessible solution to source your specialty chemicals and ingredients? Well now you can access the vast range of products from DKSH Performance Materials 24/7!

Explore our brand new customer portal: DKSH Discover, a digital platform for specialty chemicals and ingredients for the food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals industries!

Start searching for your raw materials by application, composition, function, claims and more! > Go to DKSH Discover portal

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

Innovation & Formulation

We develop cutting-edge products and formulations from our network of 12 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

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

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

Digital

Digital

Digital

Our Digital team supports you to drive business growth through digital transformation.

Through an integrated network of digital systems, DKSH embraces operational agility and applies advanced analytics to better understand industry trends and the needs of its customers.

DKSH supports its business partners to market and sell their products through an omni-channel approach involving digital marketing automation, industry-specialized marketplaces and DKSH Discover, a portal for specialty chemicals and ingredients.

All of these services combined enable DKSH’s business partners to stay ahead and remain competitive.

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Success stories

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

Insights

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

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