Color Mate Incorporated was started in 1990 with the acquisition of Walsh Chemical’s carbon black dispersion business inPhiladelphia, PA. We are a privately held company with the ownership taking an active role in the development and management of the business. A plant site was built in Gastonia, NC and production was moved to Gastonia to produce aqueous carbon black dispersions as well as chemical blending and specialty colorant blends. Since our inception, Color Mate has experienced steady growth thanks to the dedication of our employees working together to supply high quality dispersions at competitive prices. Color Mate manufactures dispersions for a variety of industries which are still served today. These industries include the paper, textile, ink, paint, coatings, mulch colorant, asphalt sealants, concrete, and other allied industries. We also manufacture FDA channel black dispersions, conductive/resistive carbon black dispersions as well as other industry specific carbon black dispersions.
Color Mate branched out the year 2002 and started a wholly owned subsidiary Color Mate Dispersions to manufacture water base color dispersions. This is our fourth complete year of manufacturing. We have purchased a former Clariant Corporation chemical plant to produce our color dispersions. We manufacture products primarily for the textile, ink, and paint, coatings, paper and specialty colorant industry. In 2004 Color Mate Dispersions purchased the graphic arts businesses from Sunbelt Corporation in Rock Hill, SC to expand our business in the graphic arts market. Color Mate and Color Mate Dispersions can produce any color needed for our customers. Our technical staff has many years of experience in the color business and is eager to solve our customer’s problems. Our Customer base varies as much as our product line and ranges from large multinational European chemical companies to small privately held ink companies. We service our customers through tolling specific products or processes or selling products we developed from our standard product line. Our business is built on being a service company who supplies color.