SHANGHAI – JECO Pigment China announced a new exclusive distribution agreement with Omya Inc. According to the agreement, Omya Inc. will become an international distributor and represent JECO Pigment China products in all 50 U.S. states, its territories and possessions, as well as Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly fillers and pigments derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty chemicals.

JECO Pigment China, located in Shanghai, has been engaging in research, development and manufacture of high-performance organic pigments and pigment preparations since 1987 and has gained extensive experience in field application and surface treatment. JECO has three production sites:  JECO Hebei, JECO Zhejiang and JECO Shanghai.

Rainer Siedler, CEO for Omya Region Americas, commented, “We are very excited to extend our relationship with Jeco, a global market leader in organic pigments which are critical to the formulations used by many of our customers.”

Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 175 locations in over 50 countries with 8,000 employees. Committed to implementing the principals of sustainability at all company levels, Omya provides added value products and services from responsibly sourced materials.

JECO Pigment China is a supplier of organic pigments and pigment preparations for the coatings, plastic and inks industries.