Industrial, Architectural, Automotive and Decorative Coating Colorants

 

solvent-based

ACS – Universal solvent-based acrylic pigment dispersion

High quality pigment dispersion compromised of an acrylic resin and propylene glycol monomethyl ether (PM) acetate.  A proprietary additive package allows the ACS series to be compatible in a wide range of solvent-based systems, including automotive, architectural, and industrial coatings. A full color range is available.

GAR – Solvent-based acrylic polyol based pigment dispersion

Solvent-based acrylic polyol dispersions for premium grade coatings applications.  The resinous grinding vehicle is isocyanate reactive with an equivalent weight of 650.  Compatibility includes polyol coatings and two-component urethanes for applications such as automotive and industrial finishes and floor coatings.

TBA – VOC-exempt* resin-free dispersion

A VOC-exempt* solvent-based, resin-free pigment dispersion that is compatible in a wide variety of applications.  Its unique additive package allows a high pigment loading to be completely dispersed without the use of a binder, resulting in its broad compatibility, including use in alkyds, acrylics, and urethanes.

* VOC-exempt in most of the US and Canada.  Please check with your state or local regulatory agencies.

VR – Solvent-based vinyl resin based pigment dispersion

The VR line is formulated with a blend of MEK solvent and solution vinyl resin.  These products are predominately used to pigment solvent-based vinyl roto-gravure inks for coated fabrics.  This product line also finds some use in solvent-based coatings.

 

WATER-BASED

WC – WATER-Based ACRYLIC RESIN SUPPORTED PIGMENT DISPERSION

This is an aqueous pigment dispersion based on a styrenated acrylic resin solution.  The low viscosity of this system allows for generally high pigment loadings while remaining easily pourable.  This is a versatile dispersion used to tint water-based adhesives, caulking compounds, industrial, decorative and architectural coatings, paper products, and textile inks.

WUC - WATER-BASED NON-STYRENATED ACRYLIC RESIN PIGMENT DISPERSION

This is a low VOC aqueous pigment dispersion based on an alkali soluble non-styrenated acrylic resin solution.  It is used where styrenated acrylic is not acceptable for weatherability and can be used to tint water-based automotive, industrial, decorative and architectural coatings and textile inks.

WWT – WATER-Based, RESIN FREE, LOW VOC PIGMENT DISPERSION

Resin-free aqueous pigment dispersion.  A proprietary additive package allows WWT to be compatible in systems where typical resins cannot function or may cause incompatibility. This versatile product is used to color integral concrete and industrial and architectural water-borne coatings. A full color range is available.

 

100% SOLIDS

EH – 100% solids epoxy based pigment dispersion

Epoxy dispersion based on 100% solids epoxy resin with an epoxide equivalent weight of 190-208.  EH is widely used to color 100% solids and solvent-borne floor finishes, industrial paints, and protective coatings. The products are designed to minimize flooding and floating in a variety of coatings formulations.  Most colors are of pourable viscosity and are specifically formulated to protect against viscosity build, for improved shelf life.  A full range of shades is available, including custom matched colors.

EHC – 100% solids low viscosity epoxy based pigment dispersion

Low viscosity epoxy dispersion based on 100% solids epoxy resin with an epoxide equivalent weight of 190-208 and a reactive diluent.  This low viscosity product line is designed for easy introduction into the final coating.  EHC is widely used to color 100% solids and solvent-borne floor finishes, industrial paints, and protective coatings. The products are designed to minimize flooding and floating in a variety of coatings formulations.  A full range of shades is available, including custom matched colors.

VAH – Phthalate-free plasticizer based pigment dispersion

A 100% solids phthalate-free plasticizer based pigment dispersion.  This dispersion typically has low viscosity, and broad compatibility and the carrier vehicle is non-reactive.  Current customers use the VAH series pigment dispersions for low-cost industrial and architectural coatings. 

VC – Phthalate plasticizer based pigment dispersion

A 100% solids pigment dispersion using dipropylheptyl phthalate (DPHP) as the primary plasticizer.  This non-reactive, low viscosity product line finds use in urethane and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) based coatings, plastisol coated fabrics and calendered films.  The excellent stability and broad color range lends its use to architectural applications like roofing, traffic, and bridge coatings.  For non-phthalate applications we recommend our VPU or VAH product lines.

VPU – Phthalate-compliant plasticizer based pigment dispersion

A 100% solids phthalate-compliant plasticizer based pigment dispersion.  This dispersion typically has low viscosity, excellent stability, and broad compatibility.  Current customers use the VPU series pigment dispersions for plastisol coated fabrics, calendered films and other flexible PVC compounds where phthalate compliance is necessary. 

PC – Unsaturated polyester based pigment dispersion

A 100% solids unsaturated polyester based pigment dispersions compatible with a wide range of polymer chemistries.  This product presents a low- or zero-VOC option to traditional solvent-borne pigment dispersions.  Current customers benefit from the PC pigment dispersions universally coloring gel coat, epoxy, urethane, and polyaspartic coatings.  The products are designed to minimize flooding and floating in a variety of coating formulations.  A full range of shades is available, including custom matched colors.

FDM – UNSATURATED POLYESTER BASED PIGMENT DISPERSION FOR FDA INDIRECT FOOD CONTACT APPLICATIONS

A 100% solids unsaturated poyester pigment dispersion compatible with resins used in gel coat and molding processes: SMC, BMC, pultrusion, filament winding, cultured marble and other FRP.  The pigment grinding vehicle is compliant with FDA Title 21 CFR 177.2420 – Polyester resins, cross-linked.  Color choices are limited to pigments approved for use under FDA Title 21 CFR 178.3297 – Colorants for polymers.  Suitability for a particular application must be verified by the end user.

RN –100% solids castor oil based pigment dispersion

Castor oil based pigment dispersions that are compatible with a wide range of polymer chemistries.  This product presents a low- or zero-VOC option to traditional solvent-borne pigment dispersions.  Applications include spray-on truck bed liners, industrial floor coatings and athletic surfaces.  Current customers benefit from the RN pigment dispersions universally coloring polyaspartic, epoxy, and urethane.  A full range of shades is available, including custom matched colors.