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GEOTECH is 'in the business' since more than 50 years. We are proud to represent the third generation of an international family business with locations in The Netherlands, France and Turkey.

Since the 70's we focus on the development and distribution of special effect pigments. During the years we build a product portfolio with 17 product lines suitable for a wide variety of applications.

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About us

1972
The owners family has a background in the distribution of special effect pigments with over 50 years of experience. Mr. Theo Polman started offering natural pearlescent pigments made out of fish scales in the early 70’s.
1980

His son, Mr. Coert Polman, founded Mearl International B.V. a subsidiary of the Mearl Corporation, a United States based producer of artificial pearlescent pigments. The company in The Netherlands takes care of the distribution in the EMEA countries.

1984

Mr. Coert Polman founded GEOTECH to supply coarse particles (glitter) made out of aluminium and polyester foil as a special effect for the plastic and coating industry.  

1990

GEOTECH becomes an international well-known supplier for glitter particles being the first company to introduce high purity, cosmetic grade glitter.

1999

The third generation, represented by Ms. Madelon Polman and Mr. Harold van Haren, take over the management of the company from Mr. Coert Polman and open a laboratory for quality control, technical service and product development.

2007

The portfolio is extended with the introduction of the Geopearl and Geodiamond product lines.

2014

SGS certifies GEOTECH’s Quality Management System based on the ISO 9001 and GMP standard. In the same year we become an official approved supplier of the Estée Lauder Companies.

2016

GEOTECH acquires Paillettes et Pigments Sarl (PEP), a French distributor of special effect pigments and turns the company into a GEOTECH sales office for the French market.

2018

GEOTECH moves to a new location in Haarlem, The Netherlands. A 2.700 m2 facility is renovated thoroughly. New insulation is placed and solar panels with LED lights are installed to meet the latest standards. 

2021

Ecovadis awards GEOTECH's sustainablity policy with a Gold medal placing us in the top 5% of companies assessed by them.

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Address

Office and warehouse
Geotech International B.V.
Emrikweg 18
2031BT Haarlem
The Netherlands

Talk to us

+31 23 531 75 53

info@geotech.nl

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