At European Coatings Show 2019, Clariant
launched the first bio-based version of Pigment Red 254 - the automotive’s industry most widely-used red pigment for exterior coatings.
Clariant is the only pigment producer to offer high-performance Diketopyrrolo Pyrrole (DPP) pigments, such as Pigment Red 254 and other red, pink and violet shades, based on renewable raw materials.
It is pioneering the use of succinic acid derived from renewable resources rather than from crude oil for manufacturing all of its DPP reds.
DPP pigments are valued for automotive because of their high strength of color and durability.
“For the production of high volume mass colors, co-dispersing is an attractive and economical alternative to color mixing systems which require considerably more effort. We are significantly saving production time, and also use markedly fewer raw materials and less energy,” said Rainer Wadenpohl, head of laboratory at Gross & Perthun.
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