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January 4, 2017

ICL\ Advanced Additives partners with DKSH in Japan

ICL\ Advanced Additives, a leading global specialty phosphate producer, and DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading Market Expansion Services provider and distributor of specialty chemicals have signed an exclusive agreement for DKSH to market, sell, distribute and supply ICL’s HALOX® corrosion inhibitors product portfolio in Japan.

HALOX® corrosion inhibitive pigments provide a high standard of protection without the use of lead and hexavalent chromium compounds. Under the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and after-sales services to ICL for their HALOX® flash rust, inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors and specialty inhibitors, FLASH-X® flash rust corrosion inhibitors and HALOX® XTAIN® tannin stain inhibitors for use in coatings applications. ICL has chosen to work with DKSH based on its first-class reputation in providing integrated and tailored Market Expansion Services along the entire value chain, as well as for its extensive regulatory, logistics and distribution capabilities in the region. ICL has been working with DKSH Marketing Services Spain and DKSH Portugal, Unipessoal, both formerly Zeus Quimica, for over 15 years.

“We are very excited about our partnership with DKSH. Their reliable strategic market insight will play a significant role in helping us serve and define growth for our paint and coatings market in Japan,” said Michael O’Brien, Commercial Lead, Paints & Coatings, ICL\ Advanced Additives.

“We are very pleased to be able to introduce ICL’s innovative corrosion inhibitors exclusively to our demanding customer base in Japan. ICL’s products complement and enhance our existing portfolio of specialty additives and we look forward to a successful business relationship with ICL,” added Carole Lin, Director, Global Business Development, Specialty Chemicals Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH.

The agreement will further strengthen DKSH’s market position in Japan while contributing to the Group’s overall profitability over time.

About ICL (Israel Chemicals Limited)\ Advanced Additives
ICL\ Advanced Additives is a division of ICL Specialty Solutions, one of ICL’s (Israel Chemicals Limited) core operating segments. ICL is a leading global specialty phosphate producer committed to fulfilling humanity’s ever-evolving needs. ICL’s HALOX® corrosion inhibitors were established in 1972 to meet regulatory, industry and customer demand for lead and chromate-free non-toxic pigments for corrosion resistant and tannin stain resistant coatings. For over 40 years, HALOX® corrosion inhibitors have provided the paint and coatings industry with innovative corrosion inhibiting solutions.

About DKSH
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 770 business locations in 36 countries – 740 of them in Asia – and 28,300 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.1 billion in 2015. DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, covering Europe, North America and the whole of Asia. The Business Unit sources, develops, markets and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients for pharmaceutical, personal care, food & beverage as well as various industrial applications. In addition, it creates innovative and cutting-edge concepts and applications in 26 innovation centers located worldwide. With 100 business locations in 30 countries and around 970 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated net sales of CHF 782.5 million in 2015.


For further information, please contact:
ICL\ Advanced Additives

Sara Eisensee
Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 219 933 1566

DKSH Management Ltd.
Daniel Hollister
Manager, Group Communications, Performance Materials
Phone: +44 20 8879 5513


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