Ferro launches global programme to increase manufacturing capacity and optimize ultramarine pigments production

Ferro has announced it is making investments in its Ferro Pigments business

Ferro Corporation, a leading global provider of functional coatings and color solutions, has announced it is making investments in its Ferro Pigments business to increase capacity and optimize production of its Ultramarine pigments product lines.

“As a global leader in Ultramarine pigments, we are committed to meeting growing demand for our products and enabling the success of our customers through continuous innovation, supply of high-quality products, and through superior technical support and service,” said Matthias P. Bell, Vice President, the Americas and Color Solutions. “This comprehensive program will be implemented globally over the next 18 months, with immediate focus on increasing capacity for high-grade product lines and optimizing production by early 2018.”
In addition to increasing capacity, investments will focus on equipment and technology upgrades supporting environmental/health/safety, quality, and future product development objectives.
Ferro is the world’s largest producer of Ultramarine Blues, Violets and Pinks. It produces Ultramarine pigments at plants in Llodio, Spain; Doicesti, Romania; Girardota, Colombia; and Chennai, India.
Ferro Corporation is a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and colour solutions. Ferro supplies functional coatings for glass, metal, ceramic and other substrates and color solutions in the form of specialty pigments and colorants for a broad range of industries and applications. Ferro products are sold into the building and construction, automotive, electronics, industrial products, household furnishings and appliance markets. Headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, the company has approximately 5,155 associates globally and reported 2016 sales of USD 1.15 billion.