Polytex Environmental Inks

Investment Date

July 2014

Current Investment

Polytex Environmental Inks (“Polytex”) delivers innovative, high-quality inks and specialty coatings to customers located worldwide.  Founded in 1943, the company earned a strong reputation in the U.S. and Europe for its technical expertise and customer service in the wall and floor covering markets.

Subsequent to its initial investment, Caltius supported Polytex’s acquisition of Daybreak Technologies, Inc. (dba DBT Coatings), a leader in formulating and producing custom UV and EB-cured coatings and adhesives.  The business combination enhances Polytex’s product portfolio and market opportunity.

Bronx, New York


“Transitioning a 70+-year-old family-owned company to private equity ownership can be disastrous. However, we have had a great experience with Caltius Equity because they thoroughly understand the inks and coatings industry. Combining their knowledge and experience with ours is enabling us to expand into new markets globally. We enjoy each other on a business and personal level, putting in a lot of hard work and rewarding ourselves at the end of the day by enjoying a good beer together (La Trappe Quadruple is the favorite).”

Henri Pigmans, CEO, Polytex Environmental Inks