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Buyer's Guide to Pigments

Pigments find enormous types of application in broad range of industries and encompasses a huge variety of Colorants.
High performance inorganic pigments offer comparatively weak color strength, but can give excellent opacity and durability. To give another example, high cost organic pigments though offer excellent color strength but comes with the limitation of poor opacity. Thus Formulators are left with very difficult choices to make.
Buying Tips
Here are few tips that are valuable in pigment selection: Important Selection criteria in Pigment applications
Different applications require different sets of properties. The table given below follows some popular applications along with selection criteria for pigments:
Application Selection Criteria
Metallic/Effect Shade Transparency- The most significant criteria for the colored pigment in the case of a metallic/effect shade.
Coil Coating Important criteria for selection are:-
  • Complete hiding
  • Heat resistance
  • Good durability
  • Lightfastness
  • Chemical resistance
Powder Coating Powder coating can involve complex procedures. Pigment selection among others include:
  • Rheology
  • Hiding
  • Heat stability
  • Dispersability
  • Resistance to wear and tear

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