Color coatings for all kinds of plastic

Bayferrox® and Colortherm® pigments provide various color shades for plastic coatings

Today many commodity articles are made from plastic. For surface protection and to enhance the appearance, such articles are often color-coated. The LANXESS pigments of Bayferrox® and Colortherm® product ranges offer a wide variety of color shades for this application.
They satisfy all the key parameters for inorganic color pigments, namely maximum light fastness and weather stability, high color strength, strong covering power and excellent chemical resistance.

The High Performance and High Performance Special Pigment ranges, which have been developed specifically for coatings applications, have a narrower specification range for color shade and color strength. In addition, they are distinguished by their high dispersibility. This is achieved by micronization, a very intense milling process which significantly reduces the level of pigment agglomerates. In applications which use pearl milling to disperse the pigment, LANXESS red pigments manufactured by the Laux process have significant advantages. These grades are calcined at very high temperatures during the manufacturing process; this results in pigments with particularly high milling stability. The risk of shade variation through ‘over milling’ is minimized.

For a particularly brilliant finish, iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments are frequently used in combination with organic pigments.

The Global Competence Center Paint will gladly answer individual customer inquiries with respect to this field of application or to provide further information about LANXESS pigments.