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New Pigments Mimic Wood Types

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Global paint and coatings tinting producer CPS Color has introduced two transparent iron oxide (TROX) colorants designed to mimic different wood types.

The new colorant line is reportedly suitable for point-of-sale tinting of alkyd-based wood stains with low VOC levels.

TROX colorants are transparent versions of the traditional iron oxide yellow and red colorants.

CPS Colorant
CPS Color

TROX colorants are also based on aromatic-free solvents and comply with VOC regulations, according to CPS Color.

As an example of the colorants’ mimicking abilities, the company says white wood can be made to look like rosewood by applying a “brownish” colorant.

The colorants are also designed to protect wood substrates from UV exposure, remain weather-fast, and offer high-color strength and excellent rheology.

CPS Color says the TROX colorants are based on aromatic-free solvents and comply with VOC regulations.

The colorants are a part of CPS Color’s alkyd Monicolor K range, which consists of 16 medium to highly concentrated decorative colorants that are fully compatible in mixed technology systems, according to the manufacturer.

Transparent Iron Oxide Colors

Transparent iron oxide colorants are not widespread on the market as they are difficult to produce and stabilize. Their pigments differ from the opaque iron oxide versions principally in terms of particle size and shape. Opaque yellow and red iron oxide colorants contain bigger pigments and produce a duller appearance on the coated surface, CPS Color says.

The TROX colorants, in contrast, contain inorganic transparent iron oxide pigments with small particle sizes.

The Company

Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, the company supplies integrated tinting products for the global paints and coatings industry.

CPS Color offers CPSCOLOR colorants (liquid pigments), COROB dispensing and mixing/shaking equipment, software, color marketing tools, customer support and service.


Tagged categories: Coatings raw materials manufacturers; Coatings Technology; Colorants; CPS Color Group Oy; Pigments; Raw materials

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