ICC was founded in 1991 with a vision to provide customers with comprehensive tinting solutions. After more than 22 years our vision is unchanged and our customer focus stronger than ever as we continue to challenge and innovate. Since our start, Kansai Colourants has grown to be a global player providing tinting solutions to customers around the world while being the market leader for colourants in Sub Saharan Africa. This growth has been driven by building partnerships with our customers through research, innovation and reliability as a consistent supplier of quality colourants and colour system technology to the coatings industry.

In 2011 the global coatings giant, Kansai Paint Co. purchased Freeworld Coatings. Now known as Kansai Colourants, we continue to believe in creating winning partnerships. This concept is at the heart of our approach to customers, suppliers, stakeholders and our employees.

All our products and services are underwritten by our core values Teamwork, Respect, Accountability, Challenge and Customer Focus.  By living these values, we exceed expectations together.

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Who We Are

Consistent Quality

Efficiently manufacturing a high degree of consistent quality product comes to mind when first trying to answer this question. The proof lies in our 23 year history of consistent quality production of colourants.

To achieve this requires highly motivated and skilled people making use of the latest state of the art equipment. We use consistent raw materials from leading International suppliers to facilitate our drive for excellence. This has been the foundation on which we have built a successful business and reputation for creating colour systems and providing exceptional customer service.

What We Do

Exceptional Customer Service

Our products are shipped and used around the world by market leading paint companies in over 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. Our ability to intimately understand our customers’ needs and meet these in a timely, predictable and reliable fashion underpins our production and distribution systems to get the right products to our customers on time around the world.

Sustainability / Quality

Kansai Colourants is committed to running our business in an environmentally sound manner and as such, have formalised measurable practices to ensure compliance.

We understand that product quality is important to consistency and product performance. Quality is sustained throughout our processes to final testing.

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Technical Capability

At Kansai Colourants our technical capability is broad and deep, we have a number of dedicated laboratories which offer a full service to our customers.

In R&D we cater for colourant research, development and analysis functions. Our fully equipped laboratories can offer customers rheological testing, xenon arc exposure, QUV exposure, climatic chambers and oven testing.

Our Colour Technology laboratory is responsible for building customer databases, matching customer fandecks and colours and formulating the tint recipes.

We also offer a Paint Technology service which focuses on value added services for customers with paint formulation optimisations, raw material evaluations and implementations, factory scale up, and a variety of training courses.

The Quality Control and Processing Laboratory at the heart of our colourant production process focuses on ensuring all products manufactured are consistent and meet our strict requirements of tightly controlled strength and colour tolerances in pastel and clear tint bases.

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