Colour Black FW 255 carbon black pigment, the first of Orion’s new generation of after-treated grades, sets new benchmarks for high jetness, coloristic performance and compatibility with both water-borne and solvent-borne systems. Dual compatibility enables formulators to maintain performance and coloristic properties while migrating to water-borne formulations.
The second grade enhanced by Orion’s new aftertreatment processes is Special Black 40 Powder. A specialty carbon black for medium- to high-jet coatings, it provides exceptional dispersibility and stability in industrial applications. It works in all coating formulations – solvent-based, water-based, high solids and powder coatings – providing formulators with enormous flexibility.
XPB 552 Beads and Powder, conductive specialty carbon blacks, have medium specific surface areas, which give coatings conductivity and anti-static properties. These workhorse grades are ideally suited for conductive primers.
PRINTEX 35 Beads and Powder impart excellent flow properties, high jetness and bluish undertone to solvent-based, heatset and sheetfed inks. They are compatible with polyurethane resin (PU), polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and nitrocellulose (NC) binders in packaging inks. Orion also supplies NIPex IQ grades for good wettability and dispersibility in aqueous inkjet inks, additional NIPex grades for non-aqueous inkjet inks, and select carbon black pigments that meet the regulatory demands of food packaging.