Colour pigments or fillers are used in many paint and coating applications. These include coating systems such as automotive and architectural coatings, as well as plastics and printing inks. The main applications are shown in Figure 1 . Most filler applications can be found in the field of architectural coatings, especially in dispersion paints. This group of coating systems also accounts for by far the largest proportion of produced paints and coatings, at around 60 %. The production volume of paints and coatings forecast for 2018 in Europe is approx. 10 million tonnes, globally approx. ...
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