High-Performance Inorganic Easly-Dispersed Pigments

The practice of grinding pigments stretches back to cavemen with an abalone shell and quartz rock. It started with grinding pigments into paints for cave art and the first examples of abstract thought. Modern man still grinds pigments to obtain the optimum properties in paints and coatings. Recent advances in pigments have made it possible to evolve beyond grinding pigments. A complete palette of highperformance CICPs (Complex Inorganic Color Pigment) in easily dispersible form has been developed and brought to market. Key chemistries available include pigments with IR reflectivity, lead chromate replacement applications and highly durable and chromatic colors. This gives chemists and formulators the ability to develop differentiated coatings and paints faster, production engineers to streamline production processes, and management to control costs and react to market conditions more quickly. Due to less waste and higher quality, the coatings production process becomes more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Duration: 25:03
Speaker: Mark Ryan
Company: The Shepherd Color Company
Conference: European Coatings Congress
Session: Pigments
Location: Nürnberg
Date: 20.04.2015