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Merck at ECS 2017: to Feature its Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red Pigment and more

Published on 2017-03-23. Author : SpecialChem

DARMSTADT, Germany -- Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany will present novel products and innovative concepts for the paint and coatings industry at the European Coatings Show 2017.

Bold & Vibrant

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From April 4 to 6, industry experts can look forward to many samples and demo tools at its impressively designed exhibition stand in Nuremberg, Germany. Multimedia displays will also be used to show the potential and possibilities of the innovations from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Underscoring the “Bold & Vibrant” theme, a Rolls-Royce and a Harley-Davidson featuring the premium effect pigments are certain to attract attention.

Fascinating Red


The fascination with red is unwavering: Two new pigments from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, make innovative red effects possible –

It will launch Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red at the European Coatings Show. It is the fourth product in the Xirallic® NXT series, modeled on the beauty and fascination of big cats.

Features of Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red


  • It creates a spectacularly neutral to bluish red and lively sparkle – following the metallic shimmer of Panthera Silver, the interplay between color and extraordinary sparkle of Leonis Gold, and the special intensity and brilliance of Tigris Blue
  • Used alone or in combination with other pigments, the red crystalline pigments of Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red give coatings a mysterious magic with an intense sparkle in a broad spectrum of possible shades
  • They impart even more depth to black automotive coatings

First Look at Meoxal® Victoria Red

Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red
Xirallic® NXT Cougar Red

  • The European Coatings Show will provide a first look at Meoxal® Victoria Red, which will be available in late 2017
  • It is the fourth effect pigment in the Meoxal® series, featuring excellent color intensity and extraordinary brilliance while evoking the world’s deserts
  • Meoxal® Victoria Red is inspired by the color strength and intensity of Australia’s Great Victoria Desert
  • The simultaneously color-intense and vibrant effect pigment enables stylings both in pure red and in bluish nuances

For Simply Brilliant Surfaces


Tivida® fluorosurfactants make perfect, flawless, and scratch-free coatings possible. Its special branched molecular design enables maximum performance at minimum application concentrations without the environmental issues associated with conventional fluorosurfactant chemicals.

Tivida® FL 3000


  • Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will present Tivida® FL 3000 at the European Coatings Show. It is the first non-ionic fluorosurfactant from the Tivida® series and is excellently suited for aqueous and non-aqueous coating formulations
  • Due to its high chemical stability, it also works very well in applications with either acidic or alkaline pH values
  • Pigments from the Iriotec® 7000 series dissipate electrostatic charge where it develops: on the surface of printed packaging and painted or coated surfaces. 
  • The new product Iriotec® 7340 has an even lighter-colored mass tone – with the proven conductivity of the Iriotec® 7000 range, it is particularly suited for light-colored or colored coatings and floor coatings as well as for conductive primers for electrostatic application (ESTA)

Writing and Designing with Light

Merck HQ Darmstadt
Merck Headquarters

The functional pigments from the Iriotec® 8000 series convert laser light to durable, wear-resistant markings that remain in the material. So far, this series has made a name for itself above all for indestructible markings in all types and colors of plastic. The Iriotec® 8850: This innovative pigment reacts so quickly and sensitively to laser light that only a very thin layer is sufficient for a permanent marking. Light and colored powder-coated surfaces can now be labeled with razorsharp expiration dates, bar codes, or trademarks. And much more – the pigment’s fast reaction time uses a process developed by LPKF Laser & Electronics AG for an extremely innovative purpose: With laser light and this pigment, a large number of light-colored plastics and powder coatings can be metallized as the basis for the development of 3D circuit carriers. These circuit boards are applied directly to the component, creating totally new design possibilities for designers and product developers.

Visitors to the European Coatings Show 2017 can also attend the following presentations held by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany:
  • Organic and inorganic polysilazanes – a novel class of high-performance coating binders // Dr. Ivo Zenz, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany// April 3, 2017 // 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. (European Coatings Congress 2017, Session 12.6)
  • Meoxal – Luminous Metal Effect Pigments // Thomas Rentschler, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 4, 2017 // 10:50 to 11:10 a.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1- 131)
  • Simply brilliant – our highly effective range of Tivida FL Fluorosurfactants combines unique performance with eco-friendliness // Dr. Ivo Zenz, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 4, 2017 // 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1-131)
  • Meoxal – Luminous Metal Effect Pigments // Elisabeth Höner, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 5, 2017 // 10:10 to 10:30 a.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1-131)
  • Simply brilliant – the highly effective range of Tivida FL Fluorosurfactants combines unique performance with eco-friendliness // Jürgen Bergheuer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 5, 2017 // 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1-131)
  • Simply brilliant – the highly effective range of Tivida FL Fluorosurfactants combines unique performance with eco-friendliness // Jürgen Bergheuer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 6, 2017 // 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1-131)
  • Meoxal – Luminous Metal Effect Pigments // Tanja Knoll, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany // April 6, 2017 // 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. (Hall 1, Stand 1-131)

About Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is one of the leading science and technology companies in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2016, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, generated sales of € 15.0 billion in 66 countries.

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Source: Merck
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