Sudarshan Chemical Industries Purchases Eckart's Natural Mica Pearlescent Business


PUNE, India and WESEL, Germany—Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd., India-based pigments producer, signed an agreement with Eckart Effect Pigments division of Atlanta to purchase its natural mica pearlescent business for cosmetics on Dec. 15, 2011. The business comprises all products under the brand names Prestige and Flonac-C that have been produced at Eckart's Finnish plant in Pori.

Sudarshan will add the new pearlescent product lines Prestige and Flonac-C to its existing pearlescent pigment portfolio sold under the name "Sumicos". The complete portfolio will be manufactured at Sudarshan's facilities at Roha and Mahad, Maharashtra.

Sudarshan will conduct the business after closing on Jan. 23, 2012, and consequently Eckart and its affiliates will exit from the cosmetic portfolio based on natural mica.

Moving forward, the Business Line Cosmetic of Eckart will continue to focus on its core businesses with metallic effect pigments and pearlescent pigments based on borosilicates and synthetic mica.