Blagden Speciality Chemicals has been appointed the distributor for the ECKART range of metallic and effect pigments in the UK and Ireland, with effect from 1st August 2016.
ECKART’s products are used within the paints and coatings industry, the printing industry and the plastics and lightweight concrete industries. ECKART is a division of global speciality chemicals leader, ALTANA.
Blagden Specialty Chemicals is a chemical supplier across UK and Irish industrial markets. The company has been the distributor for ALTANA’s BYK division for many years, and focuses on sectors including coatings, plastics and other industries.
“We strongly believe that these changes are essential to allow ECKART to reinforce our leading position and continue to provide the best possible service to customers in the UK and Ireland,” said Craig Reid, Managing Director, ECKART UK Ltd.
“Our UK-based technical support/sales team will bring best-in-class expertise and support to ECKART’s customer base while maintaining our commitment to the effect pigment industry.”
The implementation of this new business model by ECKART comes as a result of a strategic review of its existing and future market position.
“This varied, high-quality range of pigments is a valuable addition to the high-performance products we offer customers. ECKART products will be held for prompt distribution from UK-based warehouses,” commented Graham Turton, Blagden Chief Executive.