Jürgen Bender, Dirk Imhof


After his apprenticeship in 1985 as paint laboratory technician at ICI Paints, Jürgen went on to study chemistry in Düsseldorf, where he passed his exam as a chemical engineer. In 1991 he moved to Kronos International, Inc. as Lab Manager for Paper & Fibres then for Coatings & Inks until 2008. Jürgen has built up extensive experience in the Technical Service Centre of coatings and inks and for non-pigmentary products until 2015. He was Sales Manager in charge for new TiO2 based products and then Global Product Manager in Marketing. Today Jürgen works as Global Market Development Manager for Coatings, Inks and Paper.

Dirk Imhof has over 20 years of experience in the industrial ink and coating market. He has worked at Lanxess for a few years as Global Head of Technology for CMYK inkjet formulations. Dirk joined KRONOS TiO2 pigments two years ago and works as their Head of Technical Service Department for inks and coatings. He has a degree in Paint and Coating Engineering.


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