One of LANXESS’s
highlights at this year’s exhibition is launching the new generation of iron oxide red pigments on the market. After an intensive testing phase, the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit has successfully concluded the market introduction of its so called New Red pigments, manufactured by the Ningbo process. In the mid-range color segment for reds, LANXESS offers the new pigments Bayferrox 520, Bayferrox 5272, Bayferrox 525 and Bayferrox 530. The new grades Bayferrox 510, Bayferrox TP 5278 and Bayferrox TP 5279 satisfy demand for more yellow-shade red pigments.
All of the new Bayferrox grades are produced at the site in Ningbo, China. The high-tech plant for manufacturing synthetic iron oxide pigments uses what has been dubbed the “Ningbo process.” Based on patented technology, this uniquely sustainable manufacturing method meets the most stringent environmental standards and covers the entire color spectrum of iron oxide pigments in the mid and yellow-shade red color range.
The new plant can synthesize 25,000 tons per year red iron oxide and it also has the capacity of mixing and milling 70,000 tons.