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Lanxess Adds Newer Levanyl & Levanox Grades to its Pigments for Paints & Coatings

Published on 2012-05-10. Author : SpecialChem

LEVERKUSEN -- The LANXESS specialty chemicals company has added seven new weather-resistant Levanyl and Levanox grades to its pigment preparation portfolio. These newly developed pigment preparations based on high-performance organic and inorganic pigments have excellent lightfastness and weather resistance properties, making them ideal for outdoor use. They represent a valuable addition to LANXESS' range of solvent-free, aqueous organic Levanyl and inorganic Levanox pigment preparations, which are already widely used in the paints and coatings industry. "The new grades extend the color range of the LANXESS pigment preparations significantly and make it possible to obtain brilliant hues with excellent lightfastness," says Dr. Thomas Sommermann, head of Technical Service & Development Colorants at FCC.

The three new organic pigment dispersions Levanyl Scarlet 2G-LF (P. R. 168), Levanyl Red 3G-LF (P. R. 254) and Levanyl Magenta B-LF (P. R. 122) expand the range of red shades.

The new additions to the range of inorganic dispersions are the brilliant Levanox Yellow 6G-LF (bismuth vanadate yellow P. Y. 184), the two brilliant complex pigments Levanox Blue 2R-LF (P. B. 28) and Levanox Blue 4G-LF (P. B. 36), and Levanox Orange 943 LF, a modified iron oxide yellow P. Y. 42 with a warm orange shade. All the new inorganic dispersions are using a modified formulation which prevents heavy pigment particles from forming a compact sediment if they settle. This means they can be completely homogenized again simply by stirring, even after prolonged storage.

The FCC business unit is part of LANXESS' Performance Chemicals segment, which posted sales of EUR 2.13 billion in fiscal 2011.

About Lanxess

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 8.8 billion in 2011 and currently around 16,500 employees in 30 countries. The company is at present represented at 48 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. LANXESS is a member of the leading sustainable indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World and FTSE4Good.

Source: Lanxess

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