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Pigment Dispersions and Performance Additives
Universal aldehyde solvent-based colorants
These solvent-based colorants are formulated using aldehyde resins and provide pigment wetting, enhanced durability and broad compatibility across coating systems.
Resin-free, low-VOC water-based colorants
These low-VOC colorants are compatible with most water-based industrial coatings. They offer broad compatibility with a wide range of coatings and minimally impact on paint properties.
Colorants for polyester and vinyl ester applications
These colorants contain organic and inorganic pigments dispersed in a monomer-free, unsaturated polyester carrier resin. They demonstrate excellent compatibility with various polyester and vinyl ester molding systems.
Appropriate for most applications.
Designed for indirect food contact applications.
Designer for polyester gel coat applications; can be used in automated tinting systems.
Dry, low-dusting and free-flowing black colorants for BMC applications.
Plasticolors DTP, DNP and DH have been developed for plasticizer containing systems consisting of colorants suspended in DOTP (Plasticolors DTP phthalate-free), DINP (Plasticolors DNP phthalate containing) and DINCH (Plasticolors DH phthalate-free). The pigmentation provides key performance requirements such as migration-, weathering- and UV stability, non-heavy metals and cost consideration. The plasticizer-based colorants can be used in flexible PVC, artificial leather, PU/polyurea, elastomers, adhesives and sealants, flooring and thermoplastics. Plasticolors DTP and DNP colorants integrate with automated tinting systems to help reduce colorant inventory and create blended color on demand. They are suitable for volumetric and gravimetric machine dosing.
Solar reflective colorants
These colorants enable paint manufacturers to create colors that stay cool outdoors, unlike formulations made with conventional pigments. This creates more flexibility in color choice for outdoor applications such as façade systems and industrial shipping containers.
These epoxy-based colorants provide excellent compatibility and technical properties in a wide range of 2K epoxy systems. The EDC colorant technology uses a Bisphenol A type of epoxy resin, is solvent-free and is formulated with minimal additives, making its performance superior to universal technologies. As the technology is not compromised by viscosity reduction for handling properties it has no effect on the physical properties of the epoxy systems, such as hardness, gloss and wear resistance.
These colorants contain organic and inorganic pigments dispersed in a monomer-free, unsaturated polyester carrier resin and provide low viscosity while maintaining high pigment concentrations. Plasticolors CF and Auricolor PE colorants show excellent compatibility with a variety of polyester and vinyl ester molding systems and can be used for high-end and cost-efficient polyester applications. Auricolor PE is developed for high-end polyester applications and is suitable for pumping and metering in automated systems. For gel coat tinting, the Plasticolors GTS colorants have been specifically developed for both volumetric and gravimetric dispensing, giving the end user the flexibility to utilize the colorants for in-plant or point-of-sale (POS) tinting. They demonstrate excellent compatibility with commonly used gel coat systems and consists of high-performance pigments to provide excellent weather- and lightfastness. The CF colorants are gravimetrically controlled and can also be used for tinting gel coats.
These colorants have been developed for various polyurethane applications as these require unique and versatile properties of the colorants. All colorants are dispersed in a specific polyether polyol that has been chosen for its optimal compatibility and functionality for the intended use. The plasticizer-based colorants can also be used for various polyurethane applications.