Company News


Ten years of CATHAYCOAT™ Low Viscosity yellow pigments

January 24, 2016 / 1726 / 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.

Read more

CATHAYGRAN™ – Spray-Dried Micro-Granules

August 26, 2015 / 1810 / 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.
Read more

CATHAY Philippines New Office

November 13, 2014 / 926 / News

CATHAY Pigments and Chemicals Phils. Corp.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES opened a sales office in the Philippines on the 15th October to enable us to better serve our customers in this exciting growth market.

Miss Rose Andres has been appointed Country Manager to lead the local team. Rose brings with her wealth of knowledge of the Philippine’s coatings and construcitons market as well as having been involved with the local iron oxide market for more than 15 years.

Rose may be contacted on tel: (632) 6598558

First construction phase of new plant completed

October 29, 2014 / 608 / News

At a site of 200 hectares, CATHAY’s operations in Tongling, Anhui Province, has production equipment located in over ten different buildings. From here the company provides the raw pigments, which receive their finishing treatment for various application areas in its plant in Yixing (Jiangsu Province). In the course of 2014, the initial construction phase for the pigment production and the manufacturing test phase have been completed successfully. The initial capacity of 60,000 metric tons per annum is on stream with immediate effect. Once fully completed, the Tongling plant will boost the total manufacturing capacity of CATHAY INDUSTRIESGroup to over 200,000 metric tons yearly.

For more details, please refer to the recent press release.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Europe CEO describes market situation for iro

July 23, 2013 / 469 / News

In a recent interview with the European Coatings Journal, Axel Schneider, CEO of CATHAY INDUSTRIES Europe, describes the current climate of ongoing investments in the global market of iron oxide pigments despite the rather moderate market growth expectations.  He refers to all three major suppliers of iron oxide products having announced significant investment plans, all three for different motivations.  He also underlines that the growth strategy of CATHAY INDUSTRIES Group is to continue.

The interview as published in the European Coatings Journal, issue 7-8/2013:

CATHAY INDUSTRIES at European Coatings Show 2013

March 4, 2013 / 597 / News

In its biannual appearance the European Coatings Show is going to open its doors in Nuremberg again from 19 to 21 March 2013. The event attracted 25,000 visitors and 887 exhibitors in 2011 and is appreciated as the most important trade show for coatings, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals in Europe.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES will be exhibiting with its booth in hall 7, booth No. 7-422. Specialists from the worldwide CATHAY sales team as well as from Headquarter will be present and available to meet the international customer base to discuss all kinds of topics around the CATHAY product lines CATHAYCOAT™, CATHAYPURE™ and FERROTINT™.

Special promotional focus will be given to CATHAY’s high chroma red pigments. Even though iron oxides, the products offer a brilliancy that is usually not linked to this chemistry. The products are marketed under the brand name CATHAYCOAT™.

“This is the most important meeting point in the European coatings market and attracts the vast majority of our customers from inside and outside Europe”, says Axel Schneider, CEO of CATHAY INDUSTRIES EUROPE. “We look forward to presenting our latest technologies at the European Coatings Show again”.


September 25, 2012 / 758 / News

CATHAY PIGMENTS USA has been merged with CATHAY INDUSTRIES USA, its parent company, to consolidate operations in the US. The surviving entity will bear the name CATHAY INDUSTRIES USA, INC. The change is effective immediately.

Over the next several weeks we will changing our invoices and other documents to reflect the change. All payment and banking information remains the same other than the name change.

All correspondence should be mailed to:


4901 Evans Avenue

Valparaiso, IN USA 46383-8383

The previous address in Elgin, IL should no longer be used along with the telephone number 1-224-629-4210.

In addition, all CATHAY USA employees email addresses will be changed from to; however, they will continue to receive emails to the old address for some time.

Page 2 of 212