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Preston, UK-based speciality chemicals manufacturer, Incorez, is celebrating 25 years in business. Founded in 1986, Incorez Ltd has become firmly established as a specialist manufacturer of oxazolidines, waterborne epoxy curing agents and waterborne polyurethane dispersions, which are sold globally to producers of coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
Dr Len Daniels, General Manager at Incorez, commented, "We’re very proud to be celebrating 25 years, especially in today’s difficult economic climate. The company has come a long way since the days of Industrial Copolymers and our success is down to the dedication and skill of our people, combined with an innovative approach to the development and manufacture of our products.”
Incorez, part of the Sika Group, boasts a network of distributors covering more than 30 countries worldwide and a manufacturing facility, Incorez Corp, based in the USA.
In the early 1990s the business grew rapidly through the innovation and supply of a number of oxazolidine products, which are used as additives in the PU Coatings industry. By 2000 it had become a global leader in this technology and had set up a network of agents worldwide.
From the outset, Incorez’s core technology was driven by the trends of the market towards greener coating products and in 2001 launched a range of water-based polyurethane dispersions, which could be used in coating applications, from architectural topcoats to printing inks.
Technology platforms and care for the environment continue to be the driving forces behind the Incorez business success. It provides tailor-made solutions to the demands of industry, R&D and has invested £1M into its production facility.