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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.
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.
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.
GEOTECH becomes an international well-known supplier for glitter particles being the first company to introduce high purity, cosmetic grade glitter.
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.
The portfolio is extended with the introduction of the Geopearl and Geodiamond product lines.
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.
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.
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.
Ecovadis awards GEOTECH's sustainablity policy with a Gold medal placing us in the top 5% of companies assessed by them.