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Rockwood Subsidiary, Merck KGaA Expand Cosmetics Alliance

10:01 AM MST | March 11, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Sachtleben Chemie (Duisburg, Germany), the titanium dioxide pigments subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, and Merck KGaA say they will expand their alliance to develop inorganic UV filters based on microfine titanium dioxide for cosmetics. The collaboration, established in 1995, has been extended to include UV-Titan products produced at Sachtleben’s Pori, Finland  site. An exception to this is the UV-TITAN business with dispersion manufacturers and powder refiners in the UV filter market, who will continue to be directly supplied by Sachtleben, the...

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