Surface Technology

Everything About Surfaces

MAHACHEM® as a leading specialty chemicals supplier and distributor has long term partnership with reputable multinational business partners in surface technology industry over decades to ensure you that we strive to serve with anything that relate to surface by providing you treatments to prolong your components working life, protections from environmental factors, decorations and solutions for all of your surface matters. Under this business unit, we have 5 main sub business units : Coating, Printing Ink, Construction, Adhesive, and Finishing.







Kiat Guan Teo

Technical Manager
Surface Technology

About Kiat Guan

He is a seasoned professional with more than 35 years of rich experience in coatings and printing ink industry. His expertise include technical service, quality control, research & development, setting up of laboratory and paint production facilities. Before joining Maha, he has worked with various Industry leaders such as Kansai Paints, Dow Chemicals, Union Carbide, AkzoNobel Coatings and Dainippon Ink & Chemicals. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Introduction to decorative paints
  • Understanding of paint raw materials: binders, pigment/fillers, additive paint raw materials: binders, pigment/fillers, additives
  • Formulating of paints
  • Paint performance requirements, specifications and test methods
  • Paint manufacturing and quality control
  • Painting systems, paint application methods and trouble-shooting of painting problems
  • Lab session: Paint Making, Quality Control, Paint Performance Testing


  • Bachelor’s degree, Chemistry (National University of Singapore)

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