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The history of silcona

How the company became a global player



About ten years after its foundation, silcona GmbH & CO. KG has developed to one of the leading European suppliers for high performance additives in the field of environmental friendly coatings by the SILCO brand. We supply our products currently in more than 50 different countries on all five continents.

Our company is manufacturing all products in a DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and 14001 certified state of the art facility using mainly raw materials that are environmentally and physiologically harmless. 

The focus is on additives for applications like graphic arts, decorative paints and industrial coatings. Most of our products are VOC-free, APEO-free, formaldehyde-free, heavy-metal-free and amine-free. 

Moreover we offer special grades fulfilling the requirements for lots of different food contact approvals like FDA 175.300, BfR XIV and XXXVI, Swiss Ordinance, European food and plastics directive, RoHS and much more.

silcona is serving the coatings and graphic arts industries with a cornucopia of tailor made and highly efficient additives by the following product groups:

SILCO SPERSE
APEO-free high performance dispersants for waterbased and solventbased paint, ink and coating systems

SILCO FLW
flow and levelling agents for various coating applications

SILCO GLIDE
high molecular silicone based slip additives

SILCO WET
wetting additives for substrate wetting and compatibilizer for industrial colorants

SILCO PHOBE
hydrophobing agent for construction materials

SILCO AF
anti-foam agents for pigment grinding, OPV’s and industrial coatings

Our technical service team offers you close cooperation to provide immediate access to optimised guiding formulations for your coating systems.


Facts


1988

Foundation of keim additec surface GmbH

2001

Foundation of silcona GmbH & Co. KG

2004

Foundation of keim additec surface USA LLC

2007

Acquisition of euroceras Sp.zo.o

2009

Opening of 1.200 m² R&D & Training Center

2012

Foundation of ceronas GmbH & Co. KG

2014

Increase of production capacity & distribution

2017

Extension of the euroceras production facility and new construction of ceronas production and administration centre in Kirchberg