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Merck Commissions Fully Automated Unit for the Digital Color Measurement of its Pigment Products

Automation and digitalization of production processes


Merck commissioned its first fully automated unit for the digital color measurement of its pigment products. The unit was commissioned in Gernsheim, Germany, the company’s largest pigments production site. Approximately 560 people work at the site. “We have invested tremendously in recent years ...


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Exposing what’s in tattoo ink

Ingredient lists often aren’t accurate


From life-like faces to elaborate nature scenes, tattoos are a true art form. Although people have decorated their bodies for millennia for ceremonial and religious reasons, many people today adorn themselves with these images as a form of self-expression. But the inks used for tattoos are ...


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DIC and Debut Biotech Advance and Scale Biomanufacturing of Sustainable Red Colorants for Food, Nutrition, and Cosmetics


DIC Corporation (DIC) announced the start of the second phase of a joint development agreement with California-based biotech startup Debut Biotechnology, Inc. (Debut Biotech), a synthetic biology company at the forefront of advanced biomanufacturing technology. The agreement focuses on creating ...


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“Green” solvent and natural pigment to produce bioplastic


Scientists based in Brazil and Portugal have developed an environmentally sustainable process to produce biodegradable plastic using pigment extracted from yeast by “green” solvents. In an articlepublishedin the journalGreen Chemistry, they show that this biodegradable plastic could in future ...


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The Heubach Group and SK Capital Partners Close Acquisition of Global Colorants Business of Clariant

Appointment of Stefan Doboczky as Chief Executive Officer


The Heubach Group and SK Capital Partners announced the completion of the acquisition of Clariant’s Global Colorants Business (“Clariant Pigments”). The combined business will operate under the Heubach brand, creating a global pigment technology and industry leader. The newly combined Heubach ...


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Merck opens second production line for silica-based effect pigments in Gernsheim

Investment of nearly € 28 million in Gernsheim strengthens manufacturing site


Merck opens a second production line for silica-based effect pigments. Around 750 employees work at this site, which is home to Merck's largest pigment production facility worldwide. With this investment, Merck will significantly increase production capacities for silicon dioxide flakes, a ...


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Switched on IR-Active Organic Pigments

Organic mixed valence pigments absorb in the near infrared


In photosynthesis and organic photovoltaics, pigment molecules convert light into electrical charge. A team of chemists have now produced an unusual organic pigment, which is “switched on” by an electrical charge to become a potent dye that absorbs light in the near-infrared range. The team's ...


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LANXESS: Michael Ertl to be heading the Inorganic Pigments business unit

Ertl succeeds Holger Hueppeler


Michael Ertl (54) will take over as head of the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit at LANXESS with immediate effect. He will be responsible for the specialty chemicals company’s global business with inorganic color pigments, which are used primarily in the construction industry. Ertl succeeds ...


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Clariant divests its Pigments business

Closing anticipated in the first half of 2022


Clariant announced that it has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group (“Heubach”) and SK Capital Partners (“SK Capital”) at an Enterprise Value (EV) of CHF 805 million to CHF 855 million on a cash and debt free basis, depending ...


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Coated white pigment is catalytically active

Coating of Single Atomic Layers for Zinc Sulfide


It is one of the softest white pigments used by the industry. However, zinc sulfide turns gray over time if it is not appropriately pretreated. Chemists under the leadership of the Center for Nanointegration (CENIDE) at the UDE discovered a way to retain its brilliant color and also enable its ...


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