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About Cathay Industries USA

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About Cathay Pigments USA
About Cathay Pigments USA

Cathay Industries USA is an internationally recognized leader in innovative product development, and the 3rd largest manufacturer of Iron Oxide pigments. We are committed to producing the highest quality product, utilized in a multitude of applications. Cathay Industries USA currently manufactures and supplies High Purity, Coatings, and Construction Grade Iron Oxides. Our family of products are manufactured in 14 sites worldwide, including 7 facilities in China, 2 in Australia, 2 in the USA, 1 in Belgium, 1 in South Africa, and 1 in England.

Cathay Industries High Purity Products (CathayPure, CathayMag):

Cathay Industries High Purity Products have a unique manufacturing facility in Valparaiso, Indiana. This plant manufactures magnetic inks, MICR Inks, Security Inks, Audio Oxide, Low Coercivity Magnetic Striping Products, Toners, and High Purity Iron Oxides. In particular, the High Purity Iron Oxide line represents a product group that is FDA and E172 compliant, and is used in many applications worldwide, including cosmetics, human food, pet food, pharmaceuticals and cigarette paper colorants. These High Purity Iron Oxide products represent some of the most pure iron oxides in the world by maintaining a very low metals content. CathayPure is differentiated into two series, the "E" & "Z" grades.  Please see our technical literature on the specific metals contents of the two grades.

Cathay Industries Coatings Products (CathayCoat):

Cathay Industries Coatings Products have aggressively addressed the development of products for the coatings market. Our goal is to be one of the true leaders in the inorganic pigments market. Our major pigment groups include iron oxides, manganese ferrites, zinc ferrites, and chromium oxides. Our coatings products are currently used in decorative paints, inks, powder coatings, coil coatings, wood coatings and architectural paints. In recent months, we have introduced a number of new iron oxide products that have been successfully integrated into many iron oxide formulations. CathayCoat is divided into four subcategories, 1) premium, micronized "A" grades, 2) low viscosity, "LV" grades, 3) standard, "S" grades, and 4) economical "C" and primer grades.  We are committed to growth and look forward to a continued success in this important market.

Cathay Industries Construction Products (Ferrotint, CathayGran, & Optisperse):

Cathay Industries Construction Products have a broad range of products that are specifically suited for construction applications. We offer high quality Granular, Powder, Liquid, and Free-Flow Pigment products for the asphalt, cement, concrete, and tile industry. Our construction grade products continue to be widely accepted and provide our customers with a competitive advantage. We maintain several warehouses  & distribution sites throughout the United States to allow for a convenient and accessible supply of product. Cathay Industries USA also employs a technical support team that is unparalleled in the industry.

Plant Certifications

The Valparaiso plant has fulfilled the requirements to receive certification for the following, and certifications are available upon request.

Statement of Manufacturing Practice,2014

Kosher Certificate

HACCP Wet End Processing

ISO 9001:2008

Halal Product Certificate


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