We are a European speciality chemical marketing group established in 1998 concentrating on the sale and distribution of quality special effect pigments, inks and functional coatings to the paper, ink and plastics industries. Our Dublin Office handles all enquiries from Continental European customers with our Oxford Head Office servicing the UK market.
Central to our activity is our role as the main Distributor in Europe for Nemoto & Co. Ltd. (Japan), the world’s leading manufacturer of inorganic phosphorescent pigments and UV-fluorescent pigments and the inventor of LumiNova®.
Phosphorescent pigments absorb and store UV light and re-emit it in the form of visible light in the dark. This effect is more commonly known as “glow in the dark”. They fall into two categories:
We also represent Schill & Seilacher GmbH for their range of recyclable water-based barrier coatings for paper and board and Evocoat 4610 Soy Polymer for industrial applications in the UK market.
With experienced and friendly staff, we have earned an excellent reputation and work closely with our customers and suppliers. These strong relationships make successful end product development possible by delivering technical, quality and commercial advantage now and in the future.
The Energy Crisis
Adrian Iley, Managing Director at G.B.C. (Speciality Chemicals) Limited makes the case for the wider use of Photoluminescent Safety Wayguidance Systems in response to the current challenges facing energy suppliers and their consumers.Download article
GSS and LumiNova® phosphorescent pigments which are used to manufacture non-electrical safety signs and safety wayguidance systems.
For security documents whatever the substrate, there is a necessity for a range of security features and our pigments can be a part of the solution to prove authenticity.
Paper and Board
Apart from packaging, paper and board are still the main substrates used for a wide range of promotional and communication media.
Plastics, as a versatile range of materials which have the possibility to adapt to suit different applications.
LumiNova® Phosphorescent Pigments
A series of high luminance and long afterglow phosphorescent pigments, LumiNova® has revolutionised the range of applications especially for safety.
Water-based coatings designed for surface application on paper and board especially for use in transit packaging.
Thermochromics and Photochromics
Pigments, slurries and inks which exhibit colour change with temperature or light for safety, brand security and novelty applications.
GSS Phosphorescent Pigments
Traditional glow in the dark phosphorescent pigments based on zinc sulphide used in paints, inks and polymers.
Hydrophobic barrier coatings
Water-based barrier coatings which provide excellent moisture barriers on paper and board for the replacement of plastic packaging.
Effective renewable co-binder for industrial adhesives and water-based inks.
UV Fluorescent and Security Pigments
Inorganic pigments suitable for brand protection, security printing and anti-counterfeit applications.
Diallyl Phthalate Resins
Special resins which provide fast curing in ink formulations for low energy cure, high speed printing.
Daylight Fluorescent Pigment Dispersions
High intensity pigment dispersions specifically designed for the flexographic ink maker.