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Pigments

Colourful variety not only in a bazaar: many industries rely on inorganic or organic pigments to lend colour and brilliance to their products. Pigments are increasingly taking over other functions, too, such as UV and rust protection. Find out more in our special topic that informs you about new market developments, innovative products and leading providers.

Companies Pigments

Koehler Paper SE, Germany

Koehler Innovative Solutions is a contract manufacturer creating microencapsulation solutions from innovative ideas. Our parent company, the Koehler Paper Group, has been producing more than 10,000 tons of microcapsules per year for the production of carbonless paper for nearly 50 years. more

Clariant SE, Germany

Clariant is a global leader in the field of specialty chemicals. Strong business relationships, commitment to outstanding service and wide-ranging application know-how make Clariant a preferred partner for its customers. Clariant, which is represented on five continents with over 100 group companies more

CheMondis GmbH, Germany

CheMondis is the B2B online marketplace for chemicals. Our roots go back to 1863. Ever since, we have developed our reputation as chemical experts. In 2018, LANXESS formed CheMondis, which combines chemical expertise of a market leader with digital start-up spirit and outstanding technical expertis more

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Videos Pigments

From Liquid To Gel: A New Test for Lead in Paint

A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan by Anne McNeil, Arthur F Thurnau Professor of Macromolecular Science, and is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test.The new test is more clear and accurate than its counterparts. It consists of a vial that ... more

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Inorganic Pigment Compounds

The latest in the Colourful Chemistry series looks at the inorganic compounds that give many paints their colours. This shows a limited selection of the most common compounds, and there are many others; there are also a large range of organic based pigments, which aren’t discussed here. Generally, p more

Cosmetic Chemistry

Lipstick is one of the most commonly used cosmetic products – and a range of chemicals are required for its production. The choice of these ingredients is carefully considered to provide the desired colour, glossiness, and indelibility. A single stick of lipstick will contain several hundred differe more

The Chemistry of Blackberry Colour

With blackberry season approaching, here’s a quick graphic looking at blackberry colour chemistry. Posts have been a bit few and far between over the last week or so as I was off at ACS Philadelphia (post on that to come shortly), but the pace will be picking back up again this week! more

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  • Fascinating displays of colour

    Pigments have been used by people as colouring substances for centuries. Although naturally occurring compounds and elements were originally used for making pigments, e.g. iron oxide, manganese oxide, ultramarine and carbon black (soot), with the development of industrial chemistry from the 18th century onwards, there was an ever-increasing range of synthetic pigments available. more

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Pigment

Pigment :For the drug referred to as "pigment," see black tar heroin . pigment in powdered form. pigment is chemically identical to natural ultramarine. A pigment is a material that changes the color of light it reflects as the result of ... more

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