PATERSON, NJ — Burgess Pigment Co. has expanded the distribution territory of JNS-SmithChem to include Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New York State (except Buffalo) for its kaolin-based pigments, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Burgess is one of the leading suppliers of kaolin products, from the naturally occurring mineral kaolinite, used in hundreds of applications.

“We have been representing Burgess for over 30 years in New Jersey and the Metro New York area and are excited for the opportunity to contribute to their continued growth across this expanded footprint,” said Alan Newfield, Co-President, JNS-Smithchem. “The Burgess products, including its unique OPTIWHITE® flash calcined kaolins, offer distinct advantages for our customers.” 

The Burgess Pigments kaolins are used for a variety of applications, including paints and coatings, inks, sealants and adhesives, concrete, cement, plastics, and rubber. “This is a perfect fit for the markets we serve,” said Robert Whiteley, Executive Vice President, JNS-Smithchem. “We have a full line of minerals, and kaolin is an important part of the mix of products we offer our customers.”  

JNS-SmithChem, LLC is a full-service distributor of specialty chemicals, additives and packaging to the building products, coatings, ink, plastics, rubber, compounding, adhesives and sealants, textile, food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and other related industries.