Rockwood Pigments recently launched its latest addition to the Solaplex range of pigments for coatings and plastics. The new Solaplex Bright Orange 34H1004 grade was developed as a result of the need for a red-shade orange high performance pigment. The new product is redder and significantly stronger in tint than the existing orange 34H1003 grade, enabling Rockwood to extend its color range further into the red-shade area of the challenging yellow to orange color space. The Solaplex range is a novel class of inorganic pigment that complements Rockwood Pigments’ existing Colourplex mixed metal oxide range. Solaplex pigments are recommended for all types of coatings and plastic where exterior weather or heat fastness properties are required in applications such as architectural, industrial and exterior masonry coatings.