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June 12, 2018 / 179 / Magazine

CATHAY INDUSTRIES has been awarded the Silver status by Ecovadis 3 years in a row. In every category from environment to fair business practice, CATHAY INDUSTRIES is among the “TOP 17 % of suppliers” assessed by EcoVadis. Continuously acting in an environmentally conscious and socially responsible manner, we strive to develop our activities towards the Gold level.


EcoVadis is an organization actively evaluating companies across the globe with an aim to support them to improve their ecological and social practices. A rating based on 21 criteria out of the subject areas like environment, social, ethic and supply chain has been developed for measuring the CSR performance of a business. To reach a Silver status, CATHAY INDUSTRIES has proven its reliability of all examined aspects, confirming the company’s commitment in short and long-term business activities.


CSR Rating is essential not only in our society but also in today’s working environment, companies worldwide are implementing measures for a sustainable development. CATHAY INDUSTRIES had already been certified according to the international norm ISO 14001 for its environmental management system on top of the existing ISO 9001 Quality Certification and OHSAS 18001 regulations. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxides, we are making every effort towards sustainability.


March 23, 2018 / 273 / Magazine

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group looks forward to presenting our CATHAYTHERM™ range of thermostable inorganic pigments at this year’s Chinaplas exhibition in Shanghai from 24th -27th April 2018.

CATHAYTHERM™ pigments are ideally suited for a wide range of high temperature applications, including plastics, fiber, masterbatch, powder coatings, high bake temperature industrial coatings, coil coatings, specialty coatings and military coatings, where high heat-fastness is required.

Our global team will be on hand to discuss our exciting iron oxide pigment technology for application in plastics and rubber industries and assist you with your enquiries.

Join us at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Hongqiao, Shanghai (NECC), Hall: 8.2H, Booth No. 8.2C68.

CATHAYINDUSTRIES introduces CATHAYTHERM™ Thermostable Inorganic Color Pigments

October 25, 2017 / 909 / News

Leading global inorganic pigments developer and producer CATHAYINDUSTRIES introduces CATHAYTHERM™ a dedicated range of high performance thermostable pigments specifically designed for thermoplastic and thermosetting applications.

CATHAYTHERM™ pigments are ideally suited for a wide range of high temperature applications, including plastics, powder coatings, high bake temperature industrial coatings, coil coatings, specialty coatings and military coatings, where high heat-fastness is required.

CATHAYTHERM™ range comprises a full color spectrum of pigments including specialty thermostable Iron Oxides, Ferrites and Chrome Green Oxides.

CATHAYINDUSTRIES is a global leader in Inorganic Color Pigments providing its customers with market-defining products and innovations in a wide range of industries.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES at China Coat 2017

October 15, 2017 / 692 / News

CATHAYINDUSTRIES Group looks forward to presenting our CATHAYRED™ and CATHAYTHERM™ range of Iron Oxide and Inorganic Color Pigment at this years China Coat exhibition in Shanghai from 15th ~17thNovember 2017.

Our global team will be on hand to discuss our exciting iron oxide pigment technology, and assist you with your enquiries.

Join us at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) Hall W1, E01~E04.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES introduce CATHAYRED™a new range of high performance Red Iron Oxide Pigments

September 14, 2017 / 1592 / News

Leading global iron oxide pigment manufacturer CATHAY INDUSTRIES introduces CATHAYRED™a renewed and extended range of precipitated Red Iron Oxide Pigments specifically designed for the paint and coating industries.

Continuous refinement and enhancement of CATHAY’s proprietary wet precipitation process has led to a new range of red iron oxides CATHAYRED™ that can effectively match the previously unattainable color space of Copperas Reds produced by thermal decomposition of ferrous sulphate.

CATHAYRED™ encompasses a wide range of high performance precipitated reds with a unique Hue and Chroma from salmon to dark red and blue shades featuring outstanding color and physical properties which are easy to wet, with high dispersibility, are chemically stable and can be used in a wide range of applications, including paint and coatings, rubber and plastic products, textile finishes, building materials and ceramics.

CATHAYRED™ range underpins CATHAY INDUSTRIES commitment to the industry as its proprietary and eco-friendly technology provides the long-term sustainability in quality, and supply the market has been seeking.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES announces price increase for iron oxide pigments

March 1, 2017 / 1038 / News

Hong Kong, March 2nd 2017. CATHAY INDUSTRIES GROUP announces a price increase for its iron oxide and natural color pigment portfolio. The adjustment is applied with immediate effect or as contracts allow. Read more

China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex

November 1, 2016 / 749 / News

CATHAY INDUSTRIES’ global team will be on hand at ChinaCoat 2016 in Guangzhou to showcase its range of High Chroma Reds, Low Viscosity Yellows and Heat Resistant Yellow, which are leading the way in technology advancement in high quality iron oxide pigments for the coating market.
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June 24, 2016 / 730 / News

Cathay Industries has agreed to acquire Hoover Color Corporation (Hiwassee, VA) for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is expected to close within the third quarter of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

Commenting on the transaction, Terence Yu, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cathay Industries, said, “The acquisition of Hoover Color further strengthens our color pigments business as well as enhancing our capabilities. As market leader in natural occurring Umbers and unique eco-friendly Transparent Iron Oxides, Hoover Color brings a century of customer focus to the Cathay Industries Group”.
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CATHAY INDUSTRIES to expand iron oxide pigments production in Tongling

June 16, 2016 / 746 / News

Following recent expansions at its Yixing site, the company is strengthening its manufacturing capabilities at its flagship site in Tongling, China, in a joint venture with Tonghua Group (Rely Science & Technology Co Ltd).

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group CEO Mr. Terence Yu said, “This move signifies the next phase of our global growth and development strategy, while demonstrating leadership in the market in terms of both technology solutions and environmental responsibility and sustainability.” This phase 2 expansion will add 20,000 MT per annum (mtpa) of high-performance iron oxide pigments to the 65,000 MT site’s current capacity using our leading technology while meeting the highest environmental standards. With the ever-increasing pressure on global manufacturing facilities to operate responsibly, this expansion will provide the long-term sustainable supply the market requires.
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CATHAY INDUSTRIES receives Silver recognition of ECOVADIS

February 4, 2016 / 709 / News

Hong Kong, 05 April 2016. Through acting in an environmentally conscious and socially responsible manner, pigment manufacturer CATHAY INDUSTRIES has been awarded the Silver status by EcoVadis. The EcoVadis organisation is active globally analysing companies from an ecological and socio-economical perspective. CATHAY has proven its reliability of the examined aspects environment, labour practices, fair business practices as well as sustainable procurement, confirming the company’s commitment in short and long term business activities.

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Ten years of CATHAYCOAT™ Low Viscosity yellow pigments

January 24, 2016 / 719 / News

CATHAY INDUSTRIES provides yellow iron oxide pigments with extra-low viscosity characteristics, so-called LV Grades. For ten years already, the manufacturer offers these products under the CATHAYCOAT™ brand as premium iron oxide range. Lately, the company has started promoting its High Chroma Reds, another new dimension for iron oxides.

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CATHAYGRAN™ – Spray-Dried Micro-Granules

August 26, 2015 / 758 / News

Tongling, 26 August 2015. In its manufacturing site in Tongling, China, CATHAY INDUSTRIES has put its new state-of-the-art spray dryers in full operation. The dryers have the capacity to turn out a total of 20.000 metric tons of micro-granulated pigments per year.

“We are proud that CATHAY is now in the position to expand its broad portfolio by yet another important product line”, says Terence Yu, global CEO of CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group. “There are not many companies in the world that are able to manufacture top quality spray-dried iron oxide granules”, he explains.
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