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The Pigment Report



While leading pigment manufacturers saw improvements in sales in 2012, executives say they expect more changes to come in 2013.



By David Savastano , Editor



Published March 3, 2013
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Much like the ink industry, pigment manufacturers have gone through some challenging times in recent years. Raw material costs and supply have been concerns, and changes in the printing market combined with the global economic downturn also impacted pigment companies. The economy has improved somewhat, and in general, pigment executives reported that they enjoyed some growth in 2012.

“Sun Chemical Performance Pigments saw a positive upswing in the global pigments market in 2012, but still not to pre-recession levels,” said Mehran Yazdani, vice president, marketing, Performance Pigments, Sun Chemical. “That being said, we faced lower demand in Europe due to the economic downturn and stronger demand in the U.S., South America and Asia. As a leading global pigment manufacturer, we are optimistic that Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will overcome global economic challenges and see continued growth for the pigments market in 2013.”

Don McBride, chief operating officer for Heucotech Ltd. (a Heubach company), noted that Heubach had a good year in 2012, and continued to introduce new products to the market.

“Heubach introduced two new high performance organic pigments in 2012 (PY 151 and PV 19) to increase our color palette,”said Mr. McBride. “Sales of pigments and pigment preparations in 2012 exceeded the prior year, and the same is expected for 2013. Competition within pigment, preparation and ink industries remains ever present, and new technology to meet our customers’ needs is the best path to growth.”

Maria Giannobile, marketing manager, Pigments, BASF Corporation, said that packaging and digital remain strong marketrs for BASF.

"There are areas which continue to show relative strength within the packaging and digital markets,"Ms. Giannobile said. "Our focus has been on our key differentiated offerings across our range."

“Overall, Emerald’s business was strong, with new product offerings and an expansion of business in our traditional business markets,” said John Erbeck, product line manager, Emerald Performance Materials.

While the publication offset and gravure markets have suffered declines, sales of packaging and digital inks have grown.

“LANSCO Colors grew in 2012 as our customers continued to be successful with our products,” said Frank Lavieri, general manager and executive vice president for LANSCOColors. “We experienced strong growth in 2012 in the packaging ink market, which continues to look for new pigments to make attractive consumer packaging.”

“Business was steady for us in 2012,”said Andy Grabacki, vice president of sales for General Press Colors. “We started to see signs of a slight pickup towards the end of 2012, but 2013 has gotten off to a rough start and doesn’t show signs of picking up at least during the first half of the year.”

“For the printing ink industry, Trust Chem saw an even bigger drop in demand than expected for publication gravure inks worldwide,” said Li Wu, co-owner and technical director of Trust Chem China. “Trust Chem worked hard despite this to overcome with new business and increased market share in sales for other types of inks. We have had special success with niche pigments and high performance pigments for specialty inks.”

“Sincol USA experience significant growth in 2012,” said Bill Gray, business manager, Sincol USA. “Packaging inks continue as our first target segment of the ink industry. Consolidation of manufacturers and suppliers to the corrugated industry also proved beneficial to Sincol. Overall, we are quite pleased with our overall growth in 2012.”

“In 2012, pigment manufacturers were struggling due to the decrease in the market,” said Sam Lui, president of Hangzhou Colorful Pigment Co., Ltd./Yancheng Trusty Pigment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. “We found that most customers are developing new technology to produce ink for the market.”

“Meghmani Organics Ltd.’s Pigment Division achieved a 5% increase in terms of value,” said Yash Chitnis, head, international business - pigments and additives, Meghmani Organics Ltd. “The phthalocyanine pigment industry in India in general during 2012 was under severe pressure due to stringent environmental norms, thereby causing substantial reduction in production capacities, and reduced demands from the ink industry.”

"With the continued volatility and uncertainly of many foreign markets, Flint Group Pigments' global manufacturing operations, which are committed to the highest standards of compliance, have afforded our customers the comfort of stability, reliability and consistency of supply no matter where they operate," said Craig Foster, president Flint Group Pigments, Chips & Resins.

“Globally, net sales across all market segments continued to improve through the first half of 2012, and as of our most recent reporting, our sales were on track to finish the year stronger than the year before,” said Marisol De Jesus-Rangel, marketing director, Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC.

Metallic and specialty pigment manufacturers also reported that they enjoyed strong years in 2012.

“As a supplier of special effect pigments and finished inks, ECKART had a relatively good year in 2012,” said Neil Hersh, business line manager, graphic arts, ECKART America Corporation. “We did see more variability than usual in month-to-month activity throughout the year, with some softness towards the end of 2012. It was more difficult than usual to plan the year due to the unpredictability in the economic and political climate both domestically in the U.S. and globally.”

“Brilliant had yet another very strong year of growth in 2012,”said Darren Bianchi, president of Brilliant Group. “We are seeing a rapid rise in demand for fluorescent pigments and inks globally. For us, 2013 has already started out far beyond plan, and we expect this to continue due to current fashion trends. Fluorescents are hot with designers and the textile and athletic wear markets are driving demand, and products we’ve recently developed for UV inks are also experiencing substantial growth. We’ve worked to develop a global distribution network and it has served us well.”

“We saw increased sales to the graphic arts market in 2012,” said Martin Fay, Silberline Manufacturing Company. “This was driven primarily by increases in the Americas and Asian markets.We expect continued growth in all regions, and in particular, a turn-around in the European economies this year.”

“A strong first half of 2012 ensured that we were able to reach the pre-downturn levels last seen before 2007 and 2008, which, in our view, seemed typical of our industry,” said Judith Goodwin, national sales manager, New Brook International. “We have been able to expand our business with existing customers and have been able to remain competitive and while satisfying the needs of new customers by adding to our core of high value, niche products.”

Signs of Improvement in the Ink Industry

Pigment executives said that overall, there were improvements in the ink industry, though some markets did not fare as well as others.

“There were some areas of improvement, but this was very market segment specific,” Mr. Hersh said. “The publication and commercial printing markets continue to struggle due to structural changes in the printing industry as a result of electronic media and digital, while the label and flexible packaging markets continue to show positive signs as these growth markets are linked more to population and product consumption.”

“Based on our interaction with key ink manufacturers, the publication segment is very sluggish and chances of recovery are slim, while there will be steady growth in the packaging segment,” Mr. Chitnis said.

 

“Trust Chem expects to see significant growth in 2013, especially in applications other than printing ink and especially in our growing range of niche and high performance pigments,”Mr. Wu said. “We do not expect that the ink industry worldwide will see much growth in 2013. We are expecting price competition, especially for commodity pigments for ink, to continue to be intense.”

 

“We are expecting steady growth within packaging inks,” Mr. Gray said. “On the pigment side, our parent company Sincol Corp. is just now undergoing a significant expansion in our overall capacity, along with a major investment in water treatment and environmental controls. We are convinced the future growth and supply of organic pigments will hinge on ever increasing environmental demands.”

 

“We are seeing increased internalization of product in the ink industry, while greater competitive threats are commoditizing many areas of the ink market,” Mr. Erbeck said. “Finding new value by offering innovative products with specialized features are allowing us to remain strong in the ink industry.”

“We are seeing strong signs of growth in the pigment industries, as well as strong packaging business globally for the ink industry,” said Mr. Shah. “We are very optimistic for 2013, even though we do believe the financial crisis will leave a bit of a negative footprint on consumer confidence.”

The Raw Materials Market

Raw materials have been a huge concern for pigment manufacturers for the past few years, as prices have skyrocketed and some key ingredients have been in short supply. The good news is that 2012 brought a more stable market for these materials.

Mr. McBride noted that 2012 was much more stable for most of the raw materials then in recent history with respect to supply and cost.

“We still need to stay diligent with respect to forecasting for materials with a long pipeline, but this past year was not comparable to the instability of 2010-2011,” Mr. McBride added.

Mr. Erbeck agreed that staying on top of the raw material situation is key to maintaining supply. “This is always a challenge,” he said. “Our procurement teams are always negotiating in advance of any increases and getting ahead of the curve on supply issues.”

"Raw materials over the last year have been relatively stable in comparison to previous years,"Ms. Giannobile said. "We'll remain vigilant as we proceed into 2013."

“Overall, raw material prices and supply were stable in 2012,” Mr. Gray said. “Spot shortages continue, again mostly connected to increasing environmental requirements in all industries in China.”

“Higher fuel prices put upward pressure on production costs across the board,” said Ms. De Jesus-Rangel. “We can produce carbon black pigments on demand in response to favorable fuel pricing and stockpile some pigments for later delivery, especially where we have long-term supply agreements with customers. We always have an eye on the future, and recent advances in pigment technology can help ink formulators improve efficiencies and performance. For example, we developed a new dry dispersion technology for aqueous systems that can dramatically decrease processing time and energy requirements and reduce or eliminate the need for dispersing aids.”

Mr. Hersh said that metallic pigment manufacturers also saw more stability in their key raw materials.

“Overall, the specialty chemical industry saw more stable raw material prices and availability than in the previous few years, and the same was true for our largest materials – aluminum and copper,” Mr. Hersh said. “There is still ongoing concern about future raw material supply, but that tends to be more specific to supply source as manufacturers continue to rationalize their product portfolios and also look to further consolidate.”

Environmental regulations are causing some shortages.

“In 2012, the strict environmental norms compelled many manufacturing companies to cut down production by almost 30% to 50%,”Mr. Chitnis said. “Further, the continuous upward fluctuation in copper prices, the recent anti-dumping imposed in India on phthalic anhydride and increase in the cost of waste water treatment has increased the prices of finished phthalocyanine pigments substantially.”

“It was a headache,“ Mr. Lui said. “Short supply and price changes are the problems we have to face and overcome.”

Even though raw material costs stabilized, they did so at high levels.

“One key trend and challenge we saw in 2012 was the sustained high costs of raw materials,” Mr. Yazdani said. “Sun Chemical Performance Pigments anticipates that the raw material prices will remain at their current high levels. However, we are certainly aware of the high degree of volatility in the global economy. Therefore, we will continue to monitor the key raw material indexes and focus our manufacturing team on process and raw material productivity. In addition, we continue to see increases in regulatory compliance costs.”

“At the moment, there is not significant instability in pricing or tight supplies for organic pigment,”Mr. Wu said. “However, there is certainly a chance this will change later in 2013 as demand increases and petrochemical prices continue to rise. In 2012 and maybe again in 2013, currency instability worldwide may have an effect on pricing. Competition has reduced margins, so increased cost would have to be pushed through quickly.”

New Products

New products are the lifeblood of any industry, and pigment manufacturers have launched a wide range of new products for the ink industry.

Sun Chemical has a wide variety of new pigments for the ink industry. With its acquisition of Benda-Lutz, Sun Chemical now offers Benda-Lutz Metallic Effects, which are tailored for market-leading metallic brilliance, coverage, adhesion properties, low migration and sustainability. Sun Chemical has introduced its Flexiverse and Sunsperse APE-Free Blue 79 Dispersions for water, based on breakthrough pigment manufacturing technology. These water-based aluminum phthalocyanine blue dispersions allow for copper-free formulation without the molybdenum, selenium and solvent residuals commonly associated with conventional aluminum blue.

Sun Chemical’s expansion of regulatory-friendly products continues with Sunsperse ECO. These APEO-, VOC- and resin-free aqueous pigment dispersions are formulated for water-based applications requiring fastness, durability and narrow color specifications.

Sunbrite Yellow 74 Pigment is designed for aqueous systems. This monoarylide pigment is a popular choice for digital inkjet ink designers and provides the properties that are critical to quality. This pigment reduces pigment loading requirements, improves viscosity and particle size stability, optical density with the color consistency and purity for aqueous digital inkjet applications.

“Heubach remains committed to bringing new innovation and technologies to our customers and markets,” Mr. McBride said. “Ongoing R&D for organic and inorganic pigments and pigment preparations is a mainstay for our organization. We are looking for increased strength and lower TSR values for our CICPs, several more organic high performance pigments and dry and wet preparations which address resistance properties and unique color space.”

ECKART has been active on the R&D front, introducing new inks and pigments.

“RotoStar UV FP66 is a series of UV flexo inks that can be printed on paper and film, offering much longer shelf-life stability than existing UV flexo products in the market, as well as creating superior metallic brilliance with increasing press speeds,” Mr.Hersh said. “We have introduced several new products for shrink sleeves: RotoStar UV Shrink Silver FP68-41002 for UV flexo and PlatinStar GX-2902 Silver for solvent flexo and gravure.

“Luxan glass flakes have been created to provide a range of cleaner, smoother colors for the printing industry,” Mr. Hersh noted. “Due to stricter European regulations, we have introduced our FPG series of low migration offset inks, manufactured under GMP guidelines in a dedicated manufacturing facility to prevent contamination and which meet the most stringent migration requirements. MetalStar Supereco 10 is a cobalt- and mineral oil-free range of offset inks that have also been introduced to meet specific packaging requirements.”

“For the ink industry, we have launched our new line of energy cure colors called Lucida Colors ECF for flexographic and screen applications and Lucida Colors ECS for offset applications,” Mr. Erbeck noted. “These products are designed to offer increased functionality, imparting adhesion and excellent cure to the ink maker. The chemistry allows for wide compatibility with many ink formulations and gives the user a low odor product to work with. In addition to the energy cure products, we are launching our new line of inkjet dispersions called Lucida Colors IJ –SDP. These self-dispersed pigments specifically designed for water-based inkjet inks that offer higher optical density on black, great stability and the best light stability in the market for our Pigment Yellow 180.”

Mr. Wu noted that Trust Chem is developing new high performance pigments.

“Trust Chem has already successfully developed some new HPPs (high performance pigments) with a reasonable price,”Mr. Wu said. “At the same time, we have started acquiring some new market share and we believe that we will get more in future. Trust Chem is especially excited about our new improved quality, low cost Yellow 155 that we have developed with special grades for water and solvent inks. We think our Yellow 155 may eventually replace hansa yellows in selected printing ink applications.”

Mr. Wu noted that In Europe, the REACH registration process continues to be a big topic,

“May 31, 2013 is the deadline for the registration of high volume products (100 metric tons per year), ” Mr. Wu said. “Trust Chem expects to have about 30 different pigment chemistry registered by this deadline. We believe this will be more than any other Asian supplier of organic pigment. We expect at least some of our competitors will have to stop selling some or even all of their pigment after May 31 in the European market.”

Expectations for the Coming Year

Despite the improvements that many pigment manufacturers saw in 2012, pigment executives said they expect more changes in 2013.

"The pigment market is always going to be tied to the global economy and various macro effects," Ms. Giannobile said. "Relative to other pigment markets, such as automotive or decorative,the printing industry shows less fluctuation, but we see it as a continuing challenge going forward. "

“In the graphic arts market, the increasing use of non-impact printing methods such as inkjet means increased demand for high performance pigments at the expense of those conventional pigments used in traditional printing inks,” Mr. Yazdani said. “Overall, we expect flat to declining demand for publication offset by continued growth in packaging.

“From the market segment viewpoint, we expect continued growth in automotive, architecture, fiber, nylon, specialties, and niche markets,” Mr. Yazdani added. “The automotive market has seen an increase in demand for unique color and effects. This trend continues to help fuel the continued growth in high performance and effect pigments.”

Mr. Grabacki said that the offset printing market is changing.

“The industry appears to still be shrinking, coinciding with the consolidation of printers, foreign competition, the economy, digital media and in general, less demand for print,” Mr. Grabacki said. “It does not look good for the offset market.”

Mr. Hersh said that ECKART hopes that there will be more stability in the market. “This would allow us to better serve our customers and to plan our activities more efficiently,” he added. “As more brand owners and consumer packaging companies look to differentiate their products, metallic inks present cost effective, decorative solutions. We are looking forward to a successful 2013, and see potential growth for special effects using printed metallic inks versus alternative technologies such as metalized substrates and foil stamping.”

“Heucotech Ltd., a Heubach company, is looking for sustained growth again in 2013 despite the tough business climate,” Mr. McBride said.

Mr. Gray said he expects that 2013 will continue to see both consolidation and elimination of traditional pigment suppliers.

“The cost to meet the new and newly enforced environmental regulation inside China will result in a significant number of traditional pigment sources closing their doors,” Mr. Gray added. “Sincol Corporation is well placed with its expanded plant capacity and commitment to environmental consciousness.”

Pigment company leaders say that developing innovative new pigments are one way to ensure that their company moves forward in the coming years.

“This year will continue to challenge us in a very competitive market, but our forward thinking and innovation will allow us to overcome these challenges,” Mr. Erbeck said. “New market offerings in energy cure and inkjet will only solidify our reach in the ink industry and keep Emerald Performance Materials strong for years to come.”

“While we are hopeful for improvement in the economy in 2013, we are not relying on it,” Mr. Lavieri said. “We have launched several exciting new products 2012 and will launch more in 2013. We have also added more personnel and laboratory equipment to continue to find new ways to bring value to our customers.”

“We expect pigment demand in the ink industry to be flat in 2013, especially in Europe, and expect slight improvement in the U.S.,” said Mr. Wu. “However, at Trust Chem, we are much more optimistic that we will see good growth with our significant number of new products introduced over the past two years.”

For more information on The Pigment Report, please see www.inkworldmagazine.com.

New Pigments

The following listing includes new pigment products introduced to the ink industry last year.

Aakash Chemicals & Dye-Stuffs
561 Mitchell Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Phone: (630) 469-3838
Fax: (630) 469-2255
Web: www.Aakashchemicals.com
E-mail: bethechange@aakashchemicals.com

New Products:

• Akahue Methyl Violet and Akahue Methyl Violet NC, Pigment Violet 3

•  Akahue Violet MVS, Pigment Violet 27

Comments: Aakash Chemicals introduced some very new, high performance products. Due to a new vertical integration in methyl violet chemistry, the company is able to add technically superior, pigments to its Akahue and Akafast line of high performance pigments. Akahue Methyl Violet and Akahue Methyl Violet NC, Pigment Violet 3 are designed for both solvent-borne flexographic as well as aqueous applications. Akahue Violet MVS, Pigment Violet 27 is ideal for aqueous applications.

• Akahue Scarlet G, Pigment Red 22

• Akahue Scarlet GNC, Pigment Red 22

• Akahue Victoria Blue, Pigment Blue 14

• Akahue Rhodamine Light Pink, Pigment Red 169

Aakash Chemicals developed the following strong pigments, giving superior gloss, rheology, and transparency properties. Akahue Scarlet G, Pigment Red 22 is for aqueous applications.

Akahue Scarlet GNC, Pigment Red 22 for solvent-based applications is an extremely versatile product and high in gloss. Akahue Victoria Blue, Pigment Blue 14, is a high strength victoria blue for paper and aqueous applications. Akahue Rhodamine Light Pink, Pigment Red 169 is a super transparent and high gloss rhodamine.

 

BASFCorporation
11051 Steele Creek Road
Charlotte, NC, 28273
Phone:(704) 588-5280
www.basf.com

New Products:
• Microlith Jet - Yellow, Magenta and Cyan.
Comments: Microlith Jet is a line of pigment preparations for eco-solvent and uv inkjet.
• Firemist Crystal Touch
Comments: Firemist Crystal Touch is an innovative tactile effect pigment.
• Graphitan Vintage Black
Comments: raphitan Vintage Blackis a unique lustre effect pigment for metal-free metallic effects.

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Emerald Performance Materials – Specialties Business Group
2235 Langdon Farm Road
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: (800) 477-1022
Fax: (513) 841-3771
Web: www.emeraldmaterials.com
E-mail: colors@emeraldmaterials.com

New Products:

• Lucida Colors Energy Curable Colorants

Comments: Lucida Colors Energy Curable colorants were launched in 2012, and have been well received. The new energy curable dispersions are designed to address some critical needs - low odor, high functionality combined with high pigment solids and color strength while maintaining pourability and excellent handling. They are available in full palette for flexographic and screen applications and CMYK for offset printing applications.

• CMYK Inkjet Dispersions

Comments: The company plans to expand its products for digital printing in 2013. In addition to its Hilton Davis dyes for digital printing such as DB-19, CMYK inkjet dispersions are being designed to provide outstanding performance, such as unparalleled stability, high optical density and light fastness.
 

Heucotech Ltd. (a Heubach company)
99 Newbold Road
Fairless Hills, PA19030
Phone: (215) 736-0712 ext. 117
Fax: (215) 736-2249
Web: www.heubachcolor.com
E-mail: donmcbride@heubachcolor.com

New Products:

• Monolite Red 301901 PV 19

Comment: Monolite Red 301901 is the bluish red shade PV 19.It exhibits excellent durability and lightfastness, making it useful for a variety of applications.

• Monolite Yellow 115101 PY 151

Comment: Monolite Yellow 115101 is a green shade yellow pigment offering excellent lightfastness, weatherfastness and opacity.It is completely resistant to major organic solvents and is used in applications where high performance is required.

• Aquis Plus RWP1460 PR 146 Preparation

Comment: RWP1460 is a highly pigmented naphthol red aqueous dispersion that can be used in both specialty ink and coatings applications.

• Aquis Plus OWP1601 PO 16 Preparation

Comment: OWP1601 is highly pigmented diarylide orange aqueous dispersion that is used in packaging and specialty inks.

 

LANSCO Colors
One Blue Hill Plaza
Pearl River, NY
Phone: 1-888-4-LANSCO
Fax: (845) 735-2787
Web: www.pigments.com
E-mail: Frank@pigments.com

New Products:

• 522 BON Maroon Red 52:2

Comments:This pigment is a blue shade red with mid-range fastness properties that can be a cost effective option for various coatings. It is commonly used in coatings that are designed to “freshen up” the appearance of items that are frequently repainted due to high levels of wear and tear. Bon Maroon is used in formulating brush coatings as well as low cost aerosol spray paints.

• 1073 DPP Orange 73

Comments: This is a high performance orange pigment with excellent fastness properties that can be the most cost effective choice where outdoor durability is needed.

Meghmani Organics Ltd.
Meghmani House, Shree Nivas Society
Paldi, Ahmedabad 380 007 India
Phone: + 91 79 2664 0668/69
Fax: + 91 79 2664 0670
Web: www.meghmani.com
E-mail: exports@meghmani.com

New Products:

• Pigment Blue 15:3

Comments: Meghmani Organics Ltd. introduced a new grade of Pigment Blue 15:3 for water-based ink for higher loading 40% to 50 %.

• Classical Azo Pigments

Comments: Meghmani Organics Ltd. has started full-fledged marketing of selected classical azo pigments.

 

New Brook International
393 Crescent Ave., Suite C
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Phone: (201) 891-7923
Fax: (201) 891-7924
Web: www.newbrookintl.com
E-mail: jgoodwin@newbrookintl.com

New Products:
• Bentonite-Based Organoclays
Comments: New Brook International now offers a full line of bentonite-based organoclays that are appropriate for the ink industry. The origin is either Western Europe or China depending on the quality and economics required.


Orion Engineered Carbons, LLC
4501 Magnolia Cove Drive, Suite 106
Kingwood, TX 77345
Phone: (832) 445-3300
Web: www.orioncarbons.com
E-mail: marisol.dejesus-rangel@orioncarbons.com

New Products:
• PRINTEX Nature
Comments: Orion Engineered Carbons produces a range of high-performance carbon black pigments for printing inks and non-impact printing applications under such brand names as PRINTEX, NEROX, NIPex and SPECIAL BLACK. As a global leader, Orion draws on a portfolio of process technologies to satisfy the demands of formulators across all types of printing inks including: solvent- and aqueous-based; letterpress, screen, gravure, flexo; UV-curing; toners and inkjet.


Silberline Manufacturing Company
130 Lincoln Drive
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Phone: (570) 668-8483
Fax: (570) 668-4227
Web: www.silberline.com
E-mail: faym@silberline.com

New Products:
• Flexosil finished UV inks
• SparkleBrite pigments
• Aquavex AD

Comments: Silberline has been producing finished UV inks, Flexosil, for the European market for more than a year and are beginning to have sales in North America. We have also been successful with new SparkleBrite grades with a range of very small particle sizes (5-11 microns). These pigments offer excellent print performance and cost-in-use for flexographic printing. For the ever expanding water-based market, Silberline has recently developed a new family of grades, Aquavex AD, with very low VOCs and a superior level of adhesion.

 

Sun Chemical Performance Pigment Group
5020 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45232
Phone: (513) 681-5950
Fax: 513-632-1316
Web: www.sunchemical.com/performancepigments/
E-mail: lynn.campbell@sunchemical.com

New Products:

• Benda-Lutz Metallic Effects

Comments: Sun Chemical is rapidly expanding this new brand of metallic pigments for graphic arts. Benda-Lutz Metallic Effects are tailored for market-leading metallic brilliance, coverage, adhesion properties, low migration and sustainability.

• Flexiverse and Sunsperse APE-Free Blue 79 Dispersions for Water

Comments: Based on breakthrough pigment manufacturing technology, these water-based aluminum phthalocyanine blue dispersions allow for copper-free formulation without the molybdenum, selenium and solvent residuals commonly associated with conventional aluminum blue. Sun Chemical Performance Pigment’s growing line of aluminum blue preparations delivers superior quality, excellent value and regulatory peace of mind.

• Sunsperse ECO

Comments: These APEO-, VOC- and resin-free aqueous pigment dispersions are formulated for water-based applications requiring fastness, durability and narrow color specifications. Sunsperse ECO combines performance and stability while meeting regulatory and reporting needs.

• Sunbrite Yellow 74 Pigment for Aqueous Systems

Comments: This monoarylide pigment is a popular choice for digital inkjet ink designers and provides the properties that are critical to quality. It reduces pigment loading requirements, improves viscosity and particle size stability, optical density with the color consistency, and purity for aqueous digital inkjet applications.

 

Trust Chem USA LLC
1050 Main St., Suite 22
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 398-7301
Fax: (401) 398-7321
Web: www.trustchemusa.com
E-mail: rick@trustchemusa.com

New Products:

• Pigment Yellow 185

Comments:Pigment Yellow 185 is an isoindoline yellow, a high performance yellow of special interest for solvent inks with good transparency and color strength.

• Pigment Red 242

Comments:Pigment Red 242 is a disazo red, high quality yellow shade red for specialty inks.

• Pigment Yellow 180

Comments: Pigment Yellow 180 is a benzimidazolone yellow, offering high heat stability and a new lower cost grade for ink.

• Pigment Yellow 155

Comments:Pigment Yellow 155 is a disazo yellow, offering high tinting strength, excellent properties and new lower cost grades for printing ink, as well as excellent soap and butter resistance.

• Pigment Yellow 93

Comments:Pigment Yellow 93 is an azo condensation yellow,ideal for plastics and as a niche product in ink.

• Pigment Yellow 95

Comments:Pigment Yellow 95 is an azo condensation yellow, ideal for plastics and as a niche product in ink.

 

Yancheng Trusty Pigment Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Chenjiagang Chemical Zone
Xiangshui,Yancheng
Jiangsu, China
Phone:+86 571-2285-2802
Fax: +86 571-8265-2855
Web: www.pigment.cn
E-mail: sam.lui@pigment.cn

New Products:

• HC Yellow 1203 (Y.12)

Comments: HC Yellow 1203 (Y.12) is ideal for coldset ink.

• HC Yellow 1205 (Y.12)

Comments: HC Yellow 1205 (Y.12) is ideal for matching DHG.

• HC Yellow 1303 (Y.13)

Comments: HC Yellow 1303 (Y.13) is designed for solvent-based ink and offers good transparence and good flow.

• HC Yellow 1303F (Y.13)

Comments: HC Yellow 1303F(Y.13) is designed for solvent-based ink, with better flow than Yellow 1303 and good transparence.

• HC Yellow 8302 (Y.83)

Comments: HC Yellow 8302 (Y.83) for solvent-based ink provides good transparence and good flow.

• HC Red 5313 (R53:1)

Comments: HC Red 5313 (R53:1) for solvent-based ink offers good transparence and good flow.

• HC Rubine 5702 (R57:1)

Comments: HC Rubine 5702 (R57:1) for solvent-based ink offers good transparence and flow.

• HC Rubine 5709 (R57:1)

Comments: HC Rubine 5709 (R57:1) is ideal for heatset ink. It offers good gloss, transparence and flow.

• HC Rubine 5710 (R57:1)

Comments: HC Rubine 5710 (R57:1) for heatset ink offers good gloss, transparence and flow.



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