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New Engelhard Pigments Offer Powder Coaters Value, Flexibility, New Styling Options

Published on 2004-08-16. Author : SpecialChem


ISELIN, NJ -- New effect pigment technology from Engelhard Corporation delivers powder-coating formulators unique value, flexibility and styling options.

Engelhard's Cyclo™ luster pigments are white pearlescent, titanium dioxide-coated pigments. They help eliminate the potential buildup of pearl pigment on spray gun tips, which enables formulators to increase the amount of pearl pigment in their coating formulations by up to 10 percent. This offers more flexibility to formulators attempting to match the color of liquid coatings and new styling options in metallic anodized finishes.

"We're committed to improving the performance and durability of mica-based effect pigments in powder coatings," said Stephane Rochard, global marketing manager, automotive and industrial markets for Engelhard's special effect pigments. "This new technology allows for the increased application of pearl pigment - something our customers are looking for."

Engelhard Cyclo luster pigments are easily incorporated into formulations by dry blending under typical conditions used in the powder coating industry. These pigments have a surface treatment that provides better charge compatibility with multiple powder coating resins. This reduces separation concerns due to charging differences, tip build-up and spitting, which are typically seen when untreated TiO2-coated mica pigments are used in a dry blend powder application.

Cyclo luster pigments produce a more consistent color and smoother panel appearance. They are available in three different white effect sizes: Cyclo Satin White 3103PC, Cyclo Fine Pearl 2103PC, and Cyclo Super Pearl 11-3C.

Typical markets for Engelhard Cyclo luster pigments include interior and exterior applications, such as architectural coatings and building panels, lawn and garden, interior furniture, and transportation.

Engelhard manufactures a broad line of products for paints, coatings and inks, including special effect pigments, organic and complex inorganic color pigments, aqueous color dispersions, kaolin-based extender pigments, and attapulgite thixotropes.

Engelhard Corporation is a surface and materials science company that develops technologies to improve customers' products and processes. A Fortune 500 company, Engelhard is a world-leading provider of technologies for environmental, process, appearance and performance applications.

CYCLO is a trademark of Engelhard Corporation.

Source: Engelhard

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