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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

Papierfabrik August Koehler 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

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

Services Pigments

Smart Coatings – Smart, Functional, Responsive

Self-healing coating surfaces and tamper-evident security are two of the many benefits that your products can achieve by incorporating microencapsulation more

News Pigments

  • DIC to acquire BASF’s global pigments business

    BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020. The divestiture is subject to the approval of more

  • Rising Demand for Plastic Additives

    Most of the time, plastics would be useless without additives. Additives facilitate the processing of plastics, protect against heat and UV rays, and expand the range of properties by modifying material characteristics. “Only additives make it possible to permanently use plastics in ever new applica more

  • Colorful world: Ceresana analyzes the pigment market

    The market research company Ceresana analyzed the entire pigment market already for the fifth time: 10 million tonnes were sold worldwide in 2017. The majority was utilized by the industry in Asia-Pacific. Due to above-average growth rates, demand in this region will presumably rise to almost 6.3 mi 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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Infographics Pigments

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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q&more articles Pigments

  • 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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