Colored pigments for coatings and plastics have always been a compromise amidst a balance of durability, bright color and opacity.
The Shepherd Color Company is proud to announce the development of a new pigment chemistry that breaks that compromise with excellent durability, high opacity and a bright clean yellow color. Niobium Tin Pyrochlore (NTP) Yellow is an innovative inorganic pigment that expands the envelope of durable color. It is a bridge between the high-chromaticity of organic pigments with the durability and opacity of inorganic pigments. The NTP Yellow is a new class of Complex Inorganic Colored Pigment (CICP) under the designation Pigment Yellow 227 and is covered by a number of patents around the world.