The deal between Enthone and Dipsol also substantially expands Enthone’s market presence throughout Canada, while further developing Enthone’s strong portfolio of corrosion-resistant coatings for the surface finishing industry.

Enthone’s partnership with Dipsol is a continuation and expansion of its commitment to the Canadian market. Last year Enthone acquired exclusive rights and knowledge to all intellectual property of Ontario-based Westbrook Technologies relating to the surface finishing industry. Prior to that acquisition, Dipsol was represented in Canada by Westbrook. Enthone will now offer customers the full lines of both Dipsol and Enthone products and processes, including high-performance zinc and zinc alloy plating chemistries, sealants and more. To support its presence in Canada, Enthone has added direct sales and technical service personnel over the last 12 months.

“Enthone remains strongly committed to deepening and expanding our direct market presence throughout Canada,” said Terrence Copeland, vice president, Enthone Americas. “Both Enthone and Dipsol welcome the opportunity to introduce cost-effective, revolutionary technologies to our North American customers.”

Toshiaki Murai, president of Dipsol America, added: “The products and processes of Enthone and Dipsol complement each other well. I am quite confident in Enthone’s ability to simultaneously represent Dipsol throughout Canada while leveraging its existing product line and worldwide support network to bring even greater value to Canadian customers.”

Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics. The company is a leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings used in the electronics and surface finishing industries. Enthone manufactures, markets and distributes its functional, decorative and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, aerospace, jewelry and plumbing applications.

Dipsol Chemicals Co., Ltd., of Japan, a long-time and respected supplier of metal coating technologies worldwide, established Dipsol of America in 1989 to bring the North American market Dipsol's years of expertise in zinc alloy plating technology. Its modern technical center in Livonia, Mich., USA, contains administrative and sales offices, distribution, quality control department and a pilot plating plant that enables Dipsol to run customer parts. Their state-of-the-art research lab is equipped with X-Ray, Atomic Absorption, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Infra Red, wet chemistry, salt spray testing and more to provide on-going customer support.