History of Toyal Europe

1938 :  Company Forces Motrices du Béarn, which used to generate electricity from waterfalls, signs a contract with Alcan Aluminium de France to produce aluminium powder.


1946 :  The nationalisation of the electricity puts an end to low-cost operation. Therefore, the manufacturing of aluminium powder moves towards the production of aluminium paste.


1982 :  Alcan joins forces with the Japanese group Toyo Aluminium K.K. to create Alcan Toyo Europe.


1988 :  Production capacity increase of the Accous production site.


1990 :  Transfer of lenticular pigment technology from Japan to France.


1997 :  Alcan Toyo Europe becomes Toyal Europe.


1999 :  Production capacity increase for the 76xx and 81xx families.


2003 :  Production development of the 56xx family.


2009 :  Implementation of a pilot scale chemical unit for the development of surface treatments onto particulates of aluminium pigments.


2010 :  Launch of the Cosmicolor® effect pigments for the Cosmetic industry.


2014 :  New production plant in Mourenx.