sed to sunlight and heat. Seasonality This segment is affected by seasonal holiday closures and typically experiences lower sales in those periods. The company typically experiences lower sales in Asia in the first quarter (year ended December 2015) as a result of the Lunar New Year, in Europe as a result of the summer holidays, and in the Americas and Europe during the Christmas season at year-end. Competition The company’s major competitors are Archroma, Kiri-Dystar, and Longsheng. Pigments and Additives segment This segment supplies pigments and additives worldwide. The company’s pigments and additives improve performance and add color to thousands of everyday items, including paints, inks, plastics, concrete, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food. The company offers a range of products across the color spectrum. Products and Markets Titanium Dioxide: The company engages in the manufacture and marketing of specialty and standard grade titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide is derived from titanium bearing ores and is a white inert pigment that provides whiteness, opacity and brightness to various everyday items, including paints, plastics, paper, inks, fibers, food and personal care products. The company owns a portfolio of brands, including the TIOXIDE, HOMBITAN, DELTIO, and ALTIRIS ranges, which are produced in its 10 manufacturing facilities worldwide. The company services approximately 2,500 customers in most major industries and geographic regions. The company’s global manufacturing footprint allows the company to service the needs of both local and global customers, including Ampacet, A. Schulman, AkzoNobel, BASF, Clariant, Jotun, PolyOne, PPG and Sun Chemical. Functional Additives: The company manufactures zinc and barium speciality additives worldwide. Functional additives are made from barium and zinc based inorganics and are used to make colors more brilliant, coatings shine, plastic more stable and help protect from light degradation. The company produces zinc sulfide and supplies synthetic barium sulfate worldwide. Color Pigments: The company engages in the manufacture and processing of liquid, powder and granulated forms of iron oxide color pigments, natural and synthetic inorganic pigments, and automated pigment handling systems. The company makes a range of yellow, red, orange, black, manganese violet and blended shades; and is also supplies technical grade ultramarine blue pigments. The company’s products are sold under a portfolio of brands that are targeted to the construction sector, such as DAVIS COLORS, GRANUFIN, and FERROXIDE; and various brands, such as HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS, COPPERAS RED and MAPICO focused predominantly on the coatings and plastics sectors. The company’s products are also used by manufacturers of colorants, rubber, paper, cosmetics, pet food, ink, toner and other industrial uses. Timber Treatment Chemicals: The company manufactures timber treatment wood protection chemicals used primarily in residential and commercial applications to prolong the service life of wood through protection from decay and fungal or insect attack. The company manufactures its timber treatment chemicals in the U.S. and markets its products primarily in North America through Viance, LLC (Viance), the company’s 50%-owned joint venture with Dow Chemical. The company’s residential construction products, such as ACQ, ECOLIFE and Copper Azole, are sold for use in decking, fencing and other residential outdoor wood structures. The company’s industrial construction products, such as Chromated Copper Arsenate, are sold for use in telephone poles and salt water piers and pilings. Water Treatment Chemicals: The company manufactures water treatment chemicals in Germany used to improve water purity in industrial, commercial and municipal applications. The company is a supplier of polyaluminium chloride based flocculants with approximately 140 kilotons of production capacity in Europe. Main markets are municipal and industrial waste water treatment and the paper industry. Sales and Marketing The company sells iron oxides primarily through its global sales force whereas its ultramari
huntsman corp (HUN:New York)
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