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BASF Offers Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 Pigment for Printing Applications

Published on 2012-08-21. Author : SpecialChem

Innovation, versatility, sustainability all combined with luxurious effects are the key attributes for Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326, the new BASF pigment designed for printing applications.

With one single product, it is possible to create three possibilities of matt effects: anthracite, dark colored or opaque metal-look shades. And from these three effects, thousands of new styling ideas are now possible!

Using Graphitan® Vintage Black alone, you can obtain futuristic matt anthracite shades. Sophisticated and elegant dark matt shades can be achieved by combining Graphitan® Vintage Black with transparent absorption pigments.

Now it is possible to create opaque metallic effects without metallic pigments. By simply combining Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 with pearlescent pigments, a broad palette of metal-free aged metal looks is possible!

Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 brings to customers a new perspective when it comes to effect pigments, especially for environmentally friendly applications where metallic pigments are an issue. As a non-metallic effect pigment, materials with Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 are easier to recycle when compared to aluminum pigments, due to the fact that it is free of metal ions.

Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 designs luxurious and modern effects adding value to a broad range of applications like wallpapers, packaging for food & beverages, cosmetics and luxury goods, labels, PVC substrates, automotive interior parts, computers and communication devices, synthetic leather finishes, in-mold decoration, gift wrapping paper, publication articles (books, magazines, catalogs) and many others that your imagination wants and which can be printed.

For ink formulators, Graphitan® Vintage Black EH 1326 is a very versatile product; it can be used in water, solvent or UV inks formulations. Due to its high opacity and color strength, from a concentrate, dark matt shades or metal-free metallic effects are very easy to formulate and print by the most common printing processes like rotogravure, flexography, screen and offset.

The new effect pigment that enables to create vintage metallic effects or very modern matt shades. Graphitan® Vintage Black opens the doors to a new world of styling possibilities!

About BASF Dispersion & Pigments

The Dispersions & Pigments business of BASF prides itself in offering a comprehensive range of solutions for formulators' needs, be they products for coatings, inks, adhesives or building materials.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation they enable their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Their products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. They have summed up this contribution in their corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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