Miscellaneous

350 Years of Curiosity

It all began back in 1668, when Friedrich Jacob Merck received a license to run a pharmacy in Darmstadt. This article chronicles the company’s fascinating evolution since then and asks tantalizing questions about what the future will bring.

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Print the Future

Organic photovoltaics? This may sound like science fiction, but it’s already reality today. “Solar trees” at our Darmstadt facility are a beacon of progress and a shining example of what can be achieved with our innovative materials.

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Appsolutely Inspired

A fast and efficient way to browse our pigments with a new, user-friendly cross-platform app: a digital color card that is a modern twist on a proven concept.

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More to Explore

Coatings can perform many useful functions besides covering surfaces. They can be boiled down to three: modifying surfaces, controlling energy, and facilitating identification.

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Metallic Meets Ceramic

Gold, silver, and copper effects are experiencing a renaissance, especially in the ceramics industry. Our Thermaval™ brand of metallic pigments is a perfect fit, offering a host of benefits.

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Tougher Than Temperature

Thermaval™ is the first series of pearlescent pigments designed to withstand extreme heat without fading. Available in four stunning hues, it’s ideal for dishwashable products and many other applications.

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Frost & Sullivan Awards

We received the 2016 European Frost & Sullivan Award for driving new color and texture trends in automotive OEM pigments. Xirallic® NXT and Meoxal® attracted especially great attention.

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A Brand with Standing

Every company needs a clear identity, and we are no exception. It’s vital for us to show that we are more than the sum of our parts. This means marketing ourselves as a key player and driver of technical innovations.

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A Brand Revisited

Suprima® is our fast-growing umbrella brand of high-quality, high-performance premium pigments. Each one has been extensively tested and comes with an in-depth dossier with detailed technical and performance data for 360° support.

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