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Important Properties of a Pigment-Dispersing Agent

SpecialChem / Apr 1, 2013

Pigments are primarily used in coatings and inks to provide color, opacity and to control gloss. Additional benefits obtained from pigments include enhanced protection from surface abrasion and UV degradation. Pigments consist of tiny insoluble solid particles, generally less than 1µm in diameter and are classified as either prime pigments, extender pigments, or specialty pigments. Prime pigments are used to provide color and opacity. A variety of natural and synthetic prime pigments are available for use in coatings and inks to provide a...

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