NUSSDORF, Austria - Metallic pigment producer Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, Nussdorf, Austria, celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 19, 2010. The Benda-Lutz Group produces and supplies metallic pigments to various coating industries worldwide including powder coatings, printing inks, protective paint systems and industrial coatings.

The company has produced metallic pigments at the same site in the province of Lower Austria since 1910. The company was founded as a joint venture between Ferdinand Lutz and the established Nuremberg, Germany, company Georg Benda. The main product lines in 1910 were Christmas tree ornaments and bronze powder.