Dorfner and 20 Microns seal sales cooperation for Europe in the field of hydrous and calcined kaolines
As of 1 January 2019, Dorfner has been appointed as the main distributor for all kaolin products of the Indian manufacturer 20 Microns in Europe. This step will enable the specialist for industrial minerals and functional fillers from Hirschau in Upper Palatinate, Germany, to significantly expand its portfolio. In particular, the European manufacturers of paints, coatings and plastics will benefit from this close alliance, as Dorfner now offers a greatly expanded range of hydrous and calcined kaolins for their applications.
20 Microns from Vadodara is India's largest manufacturer of industrial minerals, specialty chemicals and functional additives. Around 600 employees work for the company at 13 production and distribution sites. The diverse product portfolio includes kaolin products as well as a number of other minerals. 20 Microns extracts the raw material from various company-owned mines. A large research and development team uses the resources to create high-quality products and customized solutions which, thanks to Dorfner, are now also available on the European market.
“The very fine kaolins of 20 Microns perfectly complement our existing kaolin portfolio,” says Dr. Erich Oetzel, Managing Director of Dorfner. “By partnering with 20 Microns, we can now offer the full range of hydrous and calcined kaolin products to our customers in the paint, coatings and plastics industries as well as to those interested in new markets and applications.”
The cooperation with Dorfner also offers new opportunities for 20 Microns: “Europe is home to many innovative companies that can optimally integrate our high-quality kaolins into their products,” says Rajesh C. Parikh, CEO of 20 Microns. “We are therefore happy to be working with Dorfner – a company very well known in the market – in the future as our European sales partner.”
Dorfner will present the extended portfolio including the new hydrous and calcined kaolins and to the interested trade audience at the European Coatings Show 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany, from 19 to 21 March 2019 in hall 7A.