We’re experts and innovators focused on solving challenges, embracing change and growing.
Our legacy as innovators is strong.
Vibrantz has a 300-year combined legacy of innovation in advanced materials, color solutions and performance coatings. Our core competencies in particle engineering, color technology and glass and ceramic science have made us the standalone leader in specialty chemicals and materials solutions. Our commitment to strategic growth and innovation is underpinned by a history we are proud to call our own.
Significant growth and innovation have shaped who we are today.
Prince Manufacturing Co. was established to supply colorants and additives to the North American brick industry.
Ferro Enameling Co. was formed to sell frit and service products.
The Colortrend Group was founded to supply colorant technology to the industrial and decorative coatings markets.
Ferro perfected a safer and more efficient frit-making process and created the first gel coat, a durable plastic coating that became the standard construction material for boats.
The Colortrend Group introduced a decorative point-of-sale (POS) color system featuring take-home color chips for consumers.
Ferro entered the glass color market and the high-temperature ceramic industry.
Plasticolors Inc. was formed and offered the first liquid colorants for thermoset plastics.
Innovatint POS software technology and low volatile organic compound colorants for POS tinting were introduced.
Prince acquired the assets of American Minerals, a supplier of engineered additives and raw material solutions to diverse end-markets.
The Colortrend Group merged with Plasticolors to form Chromaflo Technologies. Chromaflo introduced high bio-based content colorants for industrial coatings and plastics.
Prince became a world leader in manganese chemicals with the acquisition of Erachem manganese chemicals business.
Prince, Ferro and Chromaflo Technologies came together under Vibrantz Technologies Inc.