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about us

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. We are an international company focusing on the development, production and distribution of special effect pigments to enhance product appearances. Our pigments are used for various applications in the cosmetic, plastic, coating, paint, printing and art & craft industry.

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About us

GEOTECH’s special effect pigments are used globally in various industries for a variety of applications. A sales network with exclusive distributors make us a reliable partner. Product development, colour trend forecasting and technical support create high added value for customers and partners every day.

Our history:

1978

The owners family has a background in the distribution of special effect pigments with over 40 years of experience. Mr. Theo Polman started offering natural pearlescent pigments made out of fish scales in the late 70’s. During the 80’s and 90’s GEOTECH becomes a well-known supplier for glitter particles being the first company who introduced glitter into the cosmetic industry.

1999

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

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 which previously belonged to Mearl International B.V. (Engelhard) is renovated thoroughly. New insulation is placed and solar panels with LED lights 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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Our team

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