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The Shepherd Color Company Introduces Brown 10C873 Arctic® Pigment for Coatings

Published on 2007-01-17. Author : SpecialChem

The Shepherd Color Company is adding Brown 10C873 to its Arctic® range of infrared reflecting pigments; used to help reduce heat build-up in dark color shades.

Arctic® Brown 10C873 is a dark brown pigment having outstanding weathering and durability characteristics. Brown 10C873 is from C.I Pigment Yellow 164 and is a manganese antimony titanate. In comparison to other dark brown pigments, Brown 10C873 has a high solar reflectivity and can be used in all coatings applications where dark shades are required. Having a high reflectance enables the new trend for "cool" coatings to be satisfied. Cooler coatings also lead to improved durability.

Alone or in combination with other Arctic® pigments, formulators can create dark colors that have even higher solar reflectance than those matched using infrared reflecting black pigments. Arctic® Brown 10C873 is complementary to the Arctic® Black 10C909 introduced in 2004. Shepherd Color has considerable experience gained over the last two decades in developing new products for infrared reflecting applications. Since color matching and formulation is not always obvious and cannot be achieved in a conventional manner, Shepherd works alongside customers to maximize the benefits of the Arctic® product range.

High performance Arctic® infrared reflecting pigments are increasingly being used in exterior applications around the world where special attention is being paid to the heat build up caused by the absorption of the sun's energy and leading to the creation of "heat islands". This is especially important for roofing applications, where there are environmental and energy-saving initiatives, such as those introduced by the U.S. EPA in its Energy Star® program and other regulatory and code requirements. In addition to energy savings, IR-reflective roofs transfer less heat to the surrounding air leading to cooler cities.

Due to the special infrared reflectance functionality and superior durability Arctic® pigments are primarily used exterior applications in Architectural and Building & Construction segments. They also are used in Military, Automotive, Sports and Leisure and even the Protective Coatings market segments.

The Shepherd Color Company is one of the world's leading producers of high performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICP's), headquartered in Cincinnati, OH in the United States and with Sales Offices in Europe, Australia and Japan. Shepherd has satisfied customers in over 50 countries with reliable and dependable high performance products. Customers have come to recognize the service and delivery provided as being among one of the best in the industry. Shepherd provides a wide range of products and colors, including special effect pigments. Shepherd Color proudly serves major markets, such as Building & Construction, Automotive and Aerospace through customers in the Coatings, Plastics, Glass and Ceramics segments.

Source: The Shepherd Color Company


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