Biesterfeld Spezialchemie obtains distribution rights for innovative pigment concentrate from KRONOS for digital printing

Hamburg, August 1, 2023 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the world's leading distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, will take over the distribution of the product KRONOS 9900 from the titanium dioxide producer KRONOS with immediate effect for a total of 24 European countries: the DACH region, the Benelux countries, France, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, the Baltic states, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

KRONOS 9900 is an innovative, aqueous pigment concentrate for digital printing that has a high level of stability and excellent printing properties. The concentrate is dust-free, ready to use and supports the required rheology when formulating inkjet inks. In addition, due to the use of a chloride pigment, the product has a very high opacity, a pronounced degree of whiteness and a bluish hue in the final printed image. Thanks to its specially developed particle size distribution, KRONOS 9900 offers excellent anti-sedimentation properties and shelf life.

"KRONOS 9900 perfectly complements our existing portfolio and expands our capabilities in the growing digital printing markets. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with KRONOS. Our team is now looking forward to offering innovative digital printing solutions to customers across large parts of Europe," said Kathrin Jordan, Market Manager Coatings at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie.

"In Biesterfeld, we have a reliable partner with a high level of technical expertise at our side, who is ideally suited for the distribution of KRONOS 9900. We are therefore delighted to be working together in these key European regions," says Juergen Bender Market Manager at KRONOS INTERNATIONAL, Inc.

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients. The company offers extensive market knowledge and tailor-made, application-based technical advice across a diverse product portfolio focusing on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, nutraceuticals, electric, electronic and energy.

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is a division of the Biesterfeld Group, one of the world's leading distribution and service companies in the field of plastics, rubber and specialty chemicals. Founded in 1906 in Hamburg, Germany, today the group has more than 1000 employees across 50 locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa and generates an annual revenue of 1.66 billion EUR (FY 2022). The fully family-owned company operates in the business divisions Biesterfeld Plastic, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie and Biesterfeld Performance Rubber.


The KRONOS group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and has been operating as an international company for more than 100 years. KRONOS serves markets in more than 100 countries, with most of its sales in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. The company incorporates an extensive market and application knowledge in the field of coatings, inks, plastics, paper and other various applications, and its international representation is supported by a broad distribution network.

KRONOS has its own ilmenite mine in Hauge I Dalane/Norway, a key raw material for the production of TiO2 pigments.

Manufacturing sites are located in five countries on two continents, with European sites at Leverkusen and Nordenham/Germany, Fredrikstad/ Norway, and Ghent/Belgium, while the North American sites are located at Lake Charles, Louisiana/USA, and Varennes, Quebec/Canada.

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