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Rockwood Pigments to Display its Pigments & Dispersions for Coatings at ChinaCoat 2012

Published on 2012-10-23. Author : SpecialChem

Rockwood Color Pigments and Holliday Pigments are jointly exhibiting at the 17th Chinacoat exhibition to be held at Guangzhou's International Convention & Exhibition Center (Pazhou Complex) in November.

Four Rockwood companies will be in attendance, including Rockwood Pigments, Holliday Pigments, Rockwood Additives and Sachtleben.

Rockwood Pigments will be focusing on performance and function this year, showcasing many key products including the high temperature - Solaplex®, Ferritan™ and Mapico®.

Rockwood's specialist Ultramarine business, Holliday Pigments, is set to launch additions to its Ultramarine violet and pink ranges: Premier VSB, VSR and PX.

Performance and Function

Rockwood is promoting its range of pigments and pigment dispersions suitable for general purpose, heavy duty use and more specialist coatings applications such as high temperature and wood care.

  • High temperature - Solaplex®, Ferritan™ and Mapico® ranges -Yellow, Tan and Jet Black shades - can be effectively used as an extender for costly organics and withstand temperatures exceeding 400°C.
  • High performance - Trans-Oxide® Pigments - transparent iron oxide pigments, available in Red, Yellow or Brown. Manufactured with needle-shaped particles that will not scatter light even when fully dispersed, they exhibit exceptional transparency and yet still are able to impart high color strength and protective weather resistance and UV-barrier properties.
  • Multiple function - Disperfin® and Timbasol® dispersions for wood, suitable for internal and external use, compatible with a wide range of solvent and water based media. At high pigment loading and tint strength, they exhibit excellent transparency and offer the formulator ability to produce a wide color palette, with the added benefit of excellent lightfastness, weatherability and UV protection.

Also being promoted: Solaplex® - an eco-friendly alternative to traditional heavy metal pigments occupying the yellow and orange color space, giving the highest performance for bright solid shades.

Colourplex® - Rockwood's well-established mixed metal oxide range designed for the most demanding coatings, including the latest technology in IR reflective 'cool' coatings for sustainable and innovative building design.

Holliday Pigments' New Technical Grades for Coatings

In-line with market demand, Holliday Pigments is presenting its latest technical developments for high performance coating formulations.

Within the Ultramarine Violet color space, Premier VSB is a Violet, Strong Blue shade pigment and Premier VSR is a Violet, Strong, Red shade. Both grades exhibit a 20% higher tinting strength compared to their existing industry standard pigments.

Similarly, Premier PX is a new Ultramarine Pink that extends the tinting strength of Holliday's truly unique red shade inorganic offering by a further 10%.

Also featuring at Chinacoat, Holliday Pigments will be showcasing its fine particle size grades for special effect coatings. Ultramarine TR allows crystal clear transparency in suitable resins, and Ultramarine HG can help achieve an optimal high gloss finish. In both instances, careful control of the particle size and particle size distribution (PSD) allows the production of easy-to-disperse, high color strength pigments.

Rockwood Pigments and Holliday Pigments are also sharing the stand with two key sister companies, Rockwood Additives and Sachtleben. Rockwood Additives is a leading manufacturer of solvent and water based organic, inorganic and synthetic based rheological additives, while Sachtleben specialises in titanium dioxide pigments and white extenders.

About Rockwood Pigments

Rockwood's Color Pigments & Services Division is one of the largest worldwide suppliers of colored pigments for construction, coatings, plastics and specialty applications. The Division's manufacturing sites and customer service centers are located in the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Australia and China with an additional sales office located in Hong Kong.

About Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division

The Rockwood Color Pigments & Services Division is a business unit of Rockwood Holdings Inc., Princeton, N.J., U.S.A. Rockwood Holdings, Inc. is a leading global specialty chemicals and advanced materials company. Rockwood has a worldwide employee base of approximately 9,700 people and annual net sales of approximately $3.7 billion. The company focuses on global niche segments of the specialty chemicals, pigments and additives and advanced materials markets.

About Holliday Pigments

Holliday Pigments is a world leading supplier of ultramarine pigments, which are used in a variety of applications including plastics, coatings, cosmetics, artists' colors and printing inks. Exporting to over 80 countries, Holliday Pigments has dedicated customer and technical service teams at its factory in France. Holliday Pigments has a proud 125-year history in the manufacture of technical quality ultramarine and pioneered the introduction of flue gas desulphurization technology in the manufacturing process, reducing emissions inherent in the manufacturing process by more than 99.5%. Holliday Pigments is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockwood Color Pigments.

Forward-looking statements:
The information set forth in this press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the business, operations and financial condition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates ("Rockwood"). Words such as, "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "predicts" and variations of such words or expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although Rockwood believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its expectations will be realized. "Forward-looking statements" consist of all non-historical information, including any statements referring to the prospects and future performance of Rockwood. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in Rockwood's forward-looking statements due to numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, among other things, the "Risk Factors" described in Rockwood's Form 2009 10-K on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rockwood does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Source: Rockwood Pigments

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