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enhancing product appearances

Enhancing product appearances

GEOTECH is a chemical company based in Haarlem, The Netherlands supplying special effect pigments such as pearlescent pigments, aluminium pigments and glitter particles.

Product development, colour trend forecasting and technical support create high added value for our customers and partners. Our pigments are used globally in various industries since more than 50 years to differentiate consumer products by creating attractive, luxurious appearances.

Our markets

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Cosmetics


Our special effect pigments are used worldwide in colour cosmetics and personal care products by many well-known luxury brands.

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Plastics


Our special effect pigments are incorporated into master batches to give colour and effect to various types of plastics such as ABS, PP, PE, etc.

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Coatings & Paints


Aerosols, leather-, textile-, plastic- coatings and decorative paints. Our pigments enhance basic coatings & paints into unique special products. 

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Printing


Our pigments are used in printing applications such as packaging, labels, textile and greeting cards to differentiate consumer products.

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Arts & Crafts


Let it sparkle and shine. Handmade soaps, candles, crayons, Christmas decorations, paper, clay, paints and DIY products

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Latest news

April 2022

Ecovadis

We are pleased to share that our corporate social responsibility program has been awarded the gold certification from EcoVadis for the second year in a row.

EcoVadis is known as the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 85.000 rated companies. The assessment covers all key areas of sustainability, including business environmental, social and ethical performance.

March 2022

Ecoglit® compostable glitter

Ecoglit® is the name of a new sustainable glitter product line. The environmetal friendly particles are suitable for decorative coatings & paints and arts & crafts. The product line is based on a polylactic acid (PLA) film which is cut into small particles. The quality and versatility of Ecoglit® particles allows them to be used on a variety of products. The Ecoglit® product line is available in 8 colours. The particle size of these eco-friendly glitter is approx. 400 micron (0.015 inch). Ecoglit® compostable glitter is specifically designed to migrade in a natural environment and as such an interesting, sustainable alternative for traditional polyester based glitter.

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March 2022

Environmental friendly particles

During the last few years GEOTECH launched several sustainable alternatives for traditional polyester based glitter particles. The introduction of coarse pearlescent pigments and cellulose based glitter provides cosmetic chemists the possibility to create environmental friendly sparkling formulations.


At the upcoming In-Cosmetics Global exhibition in Paris we will add more sustainable particles to our product portfolio.

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March 2022

Cosmetic colour concepts 2023

Are you looking for inspiration to develop new, sustainable formulations with special effect pigments? Our marketing team and cosmetic chemists created 3 innovative colour concepts; ‘Vibrant Iridescent’, ‘Colourful Pink to Gold’ and ‘Inspirative Metallics’.


The concepts contain lip, eye and nail formulations for colour cosmetics with environmental friendly coarse pearlescent pigments and biodegradable glitter. They give an impression of the possibilities to develop trendy, plastic free sparkling cosmetic products.

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March 2022

Distributor award 2021

Our partner PORO, headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, is the winner of the GEOTECH Distributor Award 2021. The cooperation goes back to 2007 when Gerhard Schreier and Harold van Haren turned the existing cooperation into a formal partnership.

‘As a medium sized company with sales in 80 countries all over the world our distributors are of critical importance and have a crucial position in our sales strategy. Without partners like PORO we would not be able to keep our current position in the market. In 2021 PORO showed the largest increase in sales of all distributors. They well deserve the 2021 award because of this great result and our long term, fruitful and pleasant relationship’, says Harold van Haren, Managing Director of GEOTECH.

Traditionally the winner receives a Delftware plate with inscription.

May 2021

Geonature® biodegradable glitter

Geonature® C biodegradable glitter are environmental friendly glitter particles. The product line is based on cellulose film which is cutted into small particles. Glitter offers high brilliance and a fabulous reflection. The versatility and quality of Geonature® C particles allows it to be used in a variety of cosmetic products.

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Product database

An online product database is exclusively available for GEOTECH distributors and customers. The database contains a lot of product information including technical and safety data sheets. To get access you can send an email to marketing@geotech.nl and ask for a company username and password.

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