PARSIPPANY, NJ – Sun Chemical will expand its global capacity for the production of Benda-Lutz® metallic effect pigments designed for autoclaved aerated concrete, printing inks, coatings and plastics by more than 40 percent.

With total investments exceeding $10 million and scheduled for completion by the end of 2016, Sun Chemical will strengthen its position in the metallic effects market and allow the company to accommodate for the growing demand for its metallic effects pigments.

“Both decorative and functional metallic effects continue to be strategic product lines for Sun Chemical,” said Myron Petruch, President of Sun Chemical Performance Pigments. “In the past several years, we have seen tremendous growth of our Benda-Lutz brand in a wide range of applications. We are optimistic that this upward trend will continue and are planning for future growth.”

Produced in Austria, Poland, Russia, China and the United States, Benda-Lutz metallic effects are a comprehensive line of premium powders, pastes, vacuum metallized pigments, and preparations that provide industry leading solutions for the building materials, packaging inks, coatings and plastics markets.