“We’ve launched a new generation of treated Specialty Carbon Black pigments which enable formulators to meet performance requirements across a wide range of coatings applications," said Tom Papasso, Marketing Manager, Coatings and Special Applications, Americas. “The first two grades that benefit from our new aftertreatment capabilities are COLOUR BLACK FW 255 and SPECIAL BLACK 40."
COLOUR BLACK FW 255 Carbon Black pigment, the first launch of this new product generation, sets new benchmarks for high jetness, coloristic performance, and compatibility with both water-borne and solvent-borne systems. COLOUR BLACK FW 255 enables formulators to maintain performance and coloristic properties while migrating to water-borne formulations. It is especially suited for automotive OEM and refinish systems.
Orion Engineered Carbons recently introduced SPECIAL BLACK 40 at the European Coatings show in April. A Specialty Carbon Black for medium- to high-jet coatings, SPECIAL BLACK 40 sets a new standard for dispersibility and stability in industrial applications. It works in all coating formulations -- solvent-based, water-based, high solids and powder coatings -- providing formulators with enormous flexibility.
Orion is also highlighting COLOUR BLACK 171 for water-borne and powder coatings, plus XPB 545, an ideal grade for conductive coatings.
A fine-particle-size, high-color furnace Carbon Black, COLOUR BLACK FW 171 offers excellent stability, a distinct bluish undertone and superior jetness in both water-borne and powder coatings. Its coloristic results and stability make it ideal for water-borne OEM automotive formulations, refinish and high-performance industrial coatings systems. COLOUR BLACK FW 171 also shows excellent coloristic properties in powder coatings and outperforms similar products in the high performance category.
Carbon Black XPB 545 from Orion offers a superior combination of properties for anti-static and conductive coatings. XPB 545 meets or exceeds performance requirements for conductivity, dispersibility and cleanliness at lower concentrations than conventional conductive Carbon Blacks. Plus, it creates a coating film with deep jetness and high gloss.