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Our sales efforts are conducted in a consultative selling manner by our technically and experienced sales personnel


Long-standing and in-depth relationships with the customer's technical, purchasing and and management personnel


Logistics and warehouse capabilities to effectively source globally while delivering local service


Safe and Responsible handling of chemicals by following the guidelines put forth by the National Association of Chemical Distributors

Explore our World of Colors painted by a complete portfolio of Organic and Pearlescent Pigments!

Turning Challenges into Sustainable Value Creation! 

You are probably aware of the major transitions and uncertainties occurring in the global pigments market: mergers, acquisitions, consolidations and transition to more environmentally friendly products.  All of this happening while the global consumption of High Performance Pigments (HPPs) and Specialty Pigments (SPs) is expected to climb to over 205,000 tons by the end of 2021 at a CAGR of 3.0% (according to a study on the pigments market published by Smithers Rapa).

In an ever changing world, why not partner with someone you can trust to manage your pigment inventory?

Van Horn, Metz’s long history and experience in the distribution market allow us to work with world-class suppliers that can ensure consistent quality and supply even during difficult times!

 Customers trust Van Horn, Metz!



Van Horn, Metz partners with CINIC CHEMICALS AMERICA to address our customers’ needs for high quality, high performance organic pigments. CINIC has two state of the art manufacturing facilities in China and a local office and warehouse in Pittsburgh, PA. Through their Cinilex® range of products, CINIC focuses on pigments that are high chroma, high color strength and high opacity in conjunction with outstanding weather and light stability; it includes chemistries such as PR254, PR177, PR 264, PY109, PY139 and PO73. Read more…

Whether your requirement is for Automotive OEM, Car Refinish, Industrial, Powder Coatings, Plastics or Specialty Printing Inks, Van Horn, Metz will address those requirements today!


Kuncai Americas, the US branch of Fujian Kuncai Material Technology Co., Ltd., strategically located in Worthington, OH serves customers across the Americas.    Fujian Kuncai Material Technology is the world leader in sales, production and technology for natural and synthetic pearlescent pigments. To serve increased demand, Kuncai recently opened their “Kuncai Phase II” production facility to meet forecasted demand of 20,000 MT of synthetic materials and 30,000 MT of high-end pearlescent pigments.

Kuncai’s R&D team developed unique pearl pigments with various surface treatments and modified functionalities to meet different applications. Kuncai strives to help customers reach new color spaces with a unique appearance. Read more…

If you are looking for other pigments we invite you to explore our complete portfolio!