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Publication of the annual report for 2017 / 2018

Holland Colours, a global producer of colorants for the polymer industry, announces revenue up 8% for their financial year that ended March 31st, 2018. Steep increases of raw material cost, especially in Europe resulted in margin pressure. This was more than offset by lower operating cost for the group resulting in 14% improvement of the operating result from continued operations to end at EUR 8.2 million versus EUR 7.2 million the year before. Net earnings per share came in at EUR 6.78 versus EUR 6.03 prior year.

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New CEO Holland Colours

Apeldoorn, February 21, 2018 - We are pleased to announce that Mr. Coenraad Vinke (54) has been nominated as the new CEO for Holland Colours, producer of color concentrates for the polymer industry. He will join the company on the 1st of May. He will succeed Rob Harmsen, who has been in charge since January 2012. Coen Vinke will be officially appointed by the Shareholders Meeting, for which meeting further details will follow.

Vinke is currently based at Siegwerk in the USA as Vice President, Head of Flexible Packaging USA/Canada. Before that he held several management positions at Siegwerk, a German multinational producer and market leader for industrial inks. During his career he gained international experience in various countries while working for Sicpa, Fenner Dunlop and AkzoNobel.


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Harmsen repositioned the company and under his leadership the company returned to growth. We would like to thank him for his positive contribution. At the same time we would like to welcome Coen Vinke and we wish him good luck in his new role.

Supervisory Board Holland Colours NV


For media inquiries, please contact:

Gina Provó Kluit
Director Global Marketing
+31 55 3680700
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Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Next to serving these global markets, we offer color concentrates for coatings, sealants and adhesives and other applications. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.


Important dates

May 31, 2018 : Publication annual figures for 2017/2018
July 12, 2018 : Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

 

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Holland Colours appoints Division Director Americas and Sales & Marketing Manager Americas.

We are pleased to announce Mr. Joe Bauer as the new Division Director Americas and President of Holland Colours Americas Inc. per January 1, 2018.

Joe most recently operated his own consulting business, and, before that, worked for various chemical companies such as BASF, AkzoNobel and Asahi Kasei, in sales, marketing and general management roles. He has a Bachelor of Science in Polymer Chemistry and Coatings Technology and an MBA. With his broad and extensive experience, Joe is a welcome addition to the group. He will report to Rob Harmsen, CEO of Holland Colours (Apeldoorn, Holland).


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Additionally, we are happy to announce Mr. Joe Gleeson to the position of Sales & Marketing Manager Americas. Joe was originally hired as a Technical Sales Representative, opening the southeast United States territory. Over the past 17 years, he has been the North American Sales Manager for 10 years and Controller- Division Americas for the past 7 years while also serving on the local Management Team. Joe has also led global, regional and local project teams, working closely with our European, Asian and Americas groups.

We are proud to have these gentlemen in their new roles and are confident that they will support Holland Colours moving forward with their industry knowledge, company history and innovative views. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Joe Bauer and Mr. Joe Gleeson to their positions within HCA.

Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Next to serving these global markets, we offer color concentrates for coatings, sealants and adhesives and other applications. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

 

 

JORRIT KLAUS APPOINTED AS MEMBER OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD OF HOLLAND COLOURS NV

Holland Colours NV announces that the Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders as held today, has appointed Mr. Jorrit Klaus as member of the Supervisory Board of Holland Colours NV.

With 20 years of experience in the chemical sector, Mr Jorrit Klaus has a broad international and business to business experience, as well as technical and general knowledge and is Managing Director of Synres BV in Hoek van Holland.

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Frost gives PET bottles the cool look and soft feel of textured glass

Richmond, Indiana – – Holland Colours is launching Frost, an innovative additive for PET bottles to achieve a high-end, frosted look from bottom to top. Frost has potential applications across a wide-range of consumer products including cosmetics.

Frost can replace spray-on or painted frost effects, offering a cool, icy look and velvety, slip-resistant texture, with consistently controlled dosing and less production time. A dust-free, microbead product, Frost is easily dosed online without secondary operations, for maximum production efficiencies.

“This is a one-step process,” says Lydia Swan, Sales & Marketing Manager for Holland Colours Americas, “and Holland Colours is the only company out there that’s doing it. For brand owners and bottle producers, it’s an opportunity to increase speed to market, and reduce long-term manufacturing costs.”


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Frost was developed to replicate the premium look and soft texture of frosted glass in a lightweight, less costly, scuff and mar-resistant material. The translucent effect is created with significant gloss reduction, regardless of orientation. This product is ideal for creamy, oily and high-alcohol applications.

Holland Colours can customize Frost colors to match any branding. According to Swan, “Frost delivers a truly enhanced look and feel. We now have the ability to create that desirable, frozen appearance with a very touchable matte finish in any color you like.”

To celebrate the launch of Frost and highlight some of the potential colors, we have created The Allure Collection, a showcase of what’s possible. Says Swan, “It’s a sophisticated look that’s perfect for upscale products. And we achieve it while reducing your time, effort and cost.”

Swan predicts a positive future for Frost. “This is an exciting breakthrough for PET bottles, and the applications are virtually limitless.”

Frost… Cool to look at, soft to touch.

Contact Information

Julie Gibbons, Marketing & Communication Specialist, Holland Colours Americas Inc. 
Office: 765-935-0329.
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Holland Colours Americas Inc.
1501 Progress Drive
Richmond, IN 47374
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Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes liquid and solid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

 

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Holland Colours Hungary:
Coloring our customers' success for 25 years!

Congratulations to the team!

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DISCOVER OUR NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR PET PACKAGING

VISIT US AT HALL 4 - STAND 103 DRINKTEC 2017 SEPTEMBER 11-15

Get expert advice: sit down with our Color Experts to discuss your product needs, challenges and goals. We look forward to seeing you at Drinktec 2017.

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Holland Colours launches Holcopearl® 2287: a brand new product for coloring PET packaging materials

With the launch of polymer-based Holcopearl® 2287, Holland Colours is applying its PET packaging knowhow to today’s challenges: delivering deeper colors with optimal dispersion on automated lines running at higher and higher speeds.

Holland Colours’ low melting Holcobatch® and Holcoprill product ranges have been colorant staples among food packaging producers for more than 30 years. The company’s unique encapsulating technique supports higher pigment concentrations, lower dosing, lower costs, and better distribution. Result: generations of experts have made Holland Colours their supplier of choice when it comes to coloring PET preforms.

Along the way, the company has accumulated vast amounts of experience and data on PET packaging and production – from the various production processes and equipment, to food safety compliance around the world. Handily so, because when it became clear there was a need for an additional PET colorant solution, Holland Colours had the expertise and processes in place to move fast.


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Turning customer feedback into action
“The idea to develop Holcopearl came from customer feedback and the trends we see in the industry and among our customers and their customers,” says Wilfried Grob, Sales & Marketing Manager Europe at Holland Colours. Among these trends are the moves to higher production speeds, deeper colors, more sensitive dosage settings, and the switch to sperical PET granules instead of cylindrical ones. Plants today are also increasingly automated and are focused on high efficiency. “We noticed the developments in the market and decided to develop an additional solution specifically for the PET industry”, continues Grob.

Leveraging three decades of expertise
A further key benefit is that Holcopearl® has been developed with the Holland Colours’ Product Stewardship Program behind it. Holland Colours does not only look at existing product compliances and declarations in line with European and FDA regulations, but also runs these programs on new product developments. This involves taking an active approach to understanding the regulatory challenges the company’s customers face.

By meeting all these criteria, Holcopearl® 2287 becomes the Holland Colours solution for today’s production environments. The Holcopearl® 2287 has a higher melting point and can be used with all dosing equipment. The granules are round – hence the word ‘pearl’ in the name.

Contact Information

Media Contact
Gina Provó Kluit, Director Global Marketing
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Technical Contact

Tunghai Chiang, Technical Manager Europe
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Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Next to serving these global markets, we offer color concentrates for coatings, sealants and adhesives and other applications. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

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The Natural Collection

Colorants for Use with Biopolymers

Richmond, Indiana – Holland Colours Americas Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of The Natural Collection, a new bio-derived colorant for use in cosmetic packaging and other commercial applications.

 A global specialist in customer-specific coloring products, Holland Colours is the first company to develop a product line in which color pigments are non-toxic and developed specifically for PET and biopolymers.

 “The Natural Collection represents a truly sustainable solution in polymer packaging, one that combines aesthetics and technology with environmentally friendly materials,” says Lydia Swan, Sales & Marketing Manager, Holland Colours Americas. “Today’s consumers expect eco-friendly packaging material to break down completely, including the color components. However, most available colorants in the industry today have few, if any, bio-derived components. The Natural Collection is the exception.”


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Holland Colours’ latest innovation uses non-petroleum-based pigments and a bio-derived carrier that provides colorants made entirely from renewable resources. Many of these pigments are FDA compliant, making them suitable for packaging and other food-contact applications. Moreover, The Natural Collection palette offers converters a 100% non-petroleum based colorant option that can be used for a variety of biopolymer applications.

 The Natural Collection will initially target the branding and packaging needs of cosmetics and personal care markets. As with other Holland Colours’ Holcobatch products, benefits of the environmentally friendly colorant include low-dosing, low-dust, free-flowing and easy processing. Additionally, The Natural Collection provides competitive advantages in terms of branding.

 “At Holland Colours, our goal of being a sustainable company aligns with our corporate values of stewardship. We continually strive to improve the health of the communities we serve. Holland Colours was initially founded in 1979 by a group of individuals who were experts in pigments and saw a need to dramatically change the way in which colorants were being used in packaging at the time. Their innovative spirit resulted in a breakthrough product that ultimately revolutionized the market. The Natural Collection incorporates this same innovation, delivering unmatched coloring performance for a wide range of polymers, while being sustainable, eco-friendly and green,” adds Swan.

 The Natural Collection….  True to your Brand. True to the Earth.

Contact Information

Julie Gibbons, Marketing Coordinator, Holland Colours Americas Inc.
Office: 765-935-0329.
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Holland Colours Americas Inc.
1501 Progress Drive
Richmond, IN 47374
1-800-723-0329
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Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes liquid and solid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency. Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

 

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Holland Colours: Gearing up for Growth

Holland Colours is proud to announce a strategic investment to upgrade production and laboratory facilities in the Netherlands and in Hungary. Both projects are targeted for completion during the second quarter of 2017.

Ready for the Future

“These investments are needed to increase our capacity”, says Paul Karrenbeld, Director Global Operations of Holland Colours. “In the next years to come, we expect a rapid increase of sales volumes. The installation of new lab and production equipment is crucial for us to meet growing demand and secure contingency” he continues.


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Commitment to Regulatory Compliance

Holland Colours offers colorants and performance solutions to the packaging industry, amongst others. “Our dedicated Product Stewardship department oversees regulatory compliances and ensures that correct declarations are issued according to relevant regulations. “The modifications and continuous improvement projects support the company’s commitment to meeting the strict regulations of the packaging industry” explains Tunghai Chiang, Technical Manager of Holland Colours.

Media Contact

Gina Provó Kluit, Director Global Marketing
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Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Next to serving these global markets, we offer color concentrates for coatings, sealants and adhesives and other applications. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

 

plasticstodayPlastics Today article 'Trendspotting: Plastic packaging in transition'

Keri Embree, Managing Editor at Plastics Today, wrote an intresting article about the most innovative technologies that are sure to be a hit in the marketplace in 2017.

"Since dairy-based drinks have a limited shelf life, Holland Colors NV (Apeldoorn, Netherlands) presented at K 2016 its new Holcomer III solid additive that permits the production of PET mono-layer packaging solutions for UHT milk. It yields 100% protection from UV radiation and up to 99% protection from visible light. The obvious advantage of this solution is its mono-layer structure, which lends itself better to recycling than the multi-layer equivalent."


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Holland Colours’ new website underlines focus on custom solutions and outstanding customer care

Holland Colours is proud to announce the launch of an all-new website providing quick and easy access to both product information and our best-in-class service.

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“The new website design is clean, uncluttered, and contains enhanced rich content that reflects our mission to offer our customers ultimate peace of mind,” said Jaime Gomez, President Holland Colours Americas. “We offer more than just color. We combine our application knowledge and troubleshooting capabilities with our unrivalled expertise in low-dosing colorants and barrier solutions. As a company, we want to offer our customers as many paths as possible to a solution. With this in mind, we will be adding further features on an ongoing basis, such as a customer download portal and the ability to order samples online.”


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Best-In-Class Service

The new website and completely refreshed visual identity reflect and emphasize Holland Colours’ increasing focus on delivering service leadership. “As an employee-owned company, service is in our DNA and we have set out to be number one in this field,” explained Holland Colours CEO Robert Harmsen.

Along with the rebranding, whose rollout begins now, Holland Colours is introducing a new tagline: “Coloring Your Success.” This captures in three words the essence of our company’s purpose: ‘To create customized and effective color solutions that bring our customers a competitive advantage and peace of mind.’ “We’re changing our visual identity, but our people remain the same,” said Robert Harmsen, “and our commitment to customer care is stronger than ever.”

Media Contact

Gina Provó Kluit, Director Global Marketing
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+31 (0) 55 368 07 00

Company Profile

Holland Colours develops, produces and commercializes solid and liquid colorants, masterbatches and additives for coloring rigid and flexible PVC for the building and construction industry, as well as PET and polyolefins for the packaging industry. Our technical experts are always creating new color solutions to give our customers peace of mind based on precise color match and color consistency.

Holland Colours is a Dutch company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange. With committed employee shareholders and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we provide personal local service on a global scale.

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Holland Colours Laboratory takes customer care to new level

Holland Colours announces the completion of a €330,000 upgrade of our laboratory facilities at our headquarters in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, plus the installation of additional equipment at our labs in the UK and Hungary.

Upgrades in the Netherlands, Hungary and UK

The comprehensive refit of our Dutch laboratory, which took 12 months, plus new equipment for our labs in the UK and Hungary, enables us to enhance the services we offer our customers. Central to this is the purchase of two PET blow-molding machines, two injection molding machines for producing plaques (one of each for our Dutch and UK labs), and two testing roll mill machines (one for our Dutch lab, bringing the total number there to four, and one for our lab in Hungary).


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Faster and better customer care

The additional equipment will enable us to serve current and new customers in the PET/PP/PE and flexible PVC markets significantly better. For example, having our own blow-molding and injection molding-machines in-house means we can now send sample PET bottles within 24 hours of request. The additional rolling machine enables us to provide faster and more comprehensive service and support to building and construction companies. This includes providing samples more quickly, while also being able to handle more requests for technical help. It will also add an additional layer of certainty to our quality control, so offering our customers peace of mind.

The latest coloring software

Further underlining our commitment to excellent customer care, the improvements at our Dutch lab include the acquisition of the latest Minolta coloring software, which makes it possible to see immediately the effect of small changes in pigments. Other upgrades focus on health and safety. “We incorporate employee health and safety goals in our sustainability targets, organizational goals and strategic ambitions,” says Nico Beekman (Laboratory manager Holland Colours Apeldoorn). “Therefore,’ he continues, “the layout of our Dutch lab has also been reconceived to create more space, and the air conditioning, air purifier and fume dust extraction equipment has been renewed.”

Working around the world as one

Holland Colours has color matching laboratories in the Netherlands, UK, USA, Hungary and Indonesia. All our laboratories serve local, regional and global customers and support each other and their customers as necessary. They share polymer and application knowledge, knowledge of pigments and the optimum ways to apply them, to provide the best in customer care worldwide.

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