Global Supplier to the Composites & Coatings Industries
Reichhold is the world's largest supplier of unsaturated polyester resins for composites and a leading supplier of coating resins for a wide variety of markets and applications. Reichhold has 18 manufacturing sites in 11 countries, including two tolling sites, throughout the Americas, the Middle East and Europe.
Founded in 1927, Reichhold will celebrate 80 years in business in 2007. With its world headquarters and technology center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, Reichhold has the widest global reach of any resin supplier today.
1500+ People. 1 Goal.
With over 1.500 employees worldwide, Reichhold has the global resources to provide innovative solutions to the needs of our customers: composites fabricators and coatings formulators. Meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations is our primary goal.
As the global composites leader, Reichhold manufactures resins gelcoats and bonding pastes for customers who fabricate composite products ranging from bathtubs to boat hulls in both reinforced and non-reinforced applications.
Key composites markets served by Reichhold include tub/shower, marine, transportation, infrastructure, wind energy and corrosion-resistance among others.
Reichhold has been a pioneer in coatings applications since 1927 when founder Henry Reichhold introduced a specialty resin that reduced the dry-time of automotive paints from days to mere hours. That spirit of innovation and technology leadership continues today.
Reichhold produces a variety of resins and curing agents employed by a wide range of coatings formulators. The product line includes powder coating resins, alkyds, acrylics, urethanes, epoxy resins, epoxy curing agents and radiation-cured solutions just to name a few. Our customers employ our resins to produce paints, stains, varnishes, inks and other coatings products.
Graphic Arts Business
A sub-segment of our Coatings business is Graphic Arts. Globally, Reichhold offers resins which are used in both traditional printing and the digital printing market. Our strength in the graphic arts market is derived from core competence in alkyds, rosins, latex emulsions, phenolics, polyesters, and water and solventborne acrylics, urethanes, and epoxies.
These competencies extend to products for offset, heatset, energy cure, specialty inks, overprint varnishes, and thermosetting resins for black and color toners. Reichhold products offer superior dry rate, gloss, chemical resistance, pigment dispersion, substrate adhesion, color projection and low fusing odor.