Chroma Color Corp. announced its acquisition of Epolin Chemicals LLC, a global supplier of near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dyes and thermoplastic compounds based in Newark, NJ. The acquisition significantly expands Chroma Color’s product offerings in targeted growth markets.
Epolin serves customers developing groundbreaking products in sensors, security inks, light filters, touch screens, night-vision products, and eyewear, said Chroma Color’s announcement. Epolin will operate as an independent subsidiary of Chroma Color and continue to maintain and invest in its customer and supplier relationships.
“This acquisition of Epolin will contribute significantly to Chroma Color’s leadership in the colorants and additives industry,” stated Chroma Color CEO Tom Bolger. “We are excited to add Epolin’s cutting-edge NIR dye technology to our expanding product portfolio and the members of the Epolin team to the Chroma family.”
Greg Amato, CEO of Epolin, commented: “Of the many advantages Epolin customers will enjoy as a result of this transaction is access to Chroma Color’s extensive product development, testing, and validation capabilities. Epolin’s customers can now be served by Chroma Color’s ongoing R&D efforts to deliver new solutions for the markets that both Epolin and Chroma Color serve.”
Chroma Color is a specialty color and additive concentrate supplier based in McHenry, IL, serving a diverse range of markets, including packaging, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and consumer products.