Entries by JHenderson

Removing the Black Hole in Plastics Recycling

Arctic® Infrared Reflective Pigments allow for a more sustainable solution to black plastic recycling THE PROBLEM One of the major benefits of plastics and a big part of its sustainability is that they can be recycled. This benefit is optimized when the recycle stream can be sorted by polymer type as seen in Graphic 1. […]

How Shepherd Color challenges the chemistry of pigments to address regulatory pressures

(Excerpt from Compounding World September 2019 Issue) Pigment chemistries continue to come under regulatory pressure, based on their chemical composition and physical forms as well as challenges from non-governmental organisations. “We continue to push the edge of currently used chemistry to find new pigments that address new regulatory pressures,” says Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager at […]

Website Update: YInMn and Sustainability Pages

We are excited to launch our new Sustainability page on The Shepherd Color website. Visit to learn more about our processes that protect people and the environment, while reducing our carbon footprint. If you are looking for our YInMn page that describes our unique shade of blue for artist color materials and for building products […]

PRESS RELEASE: The Shepherd Color Company Announces Their Newest Addition to the NTP Yellow Product Portfolio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (CINCINNATI, OH, April 18, 2019) Shepherd Color is excited to announce the newest addition to their NTP Yellow product portfolio, NTP Yellow 10G155. This new product brings the outstanding color, opacity, and durability that people have seen in NTP Yellow, but further expands the durable color envelope to new applications. Paint and […]

Article: Recent Advances in the Yellow Color Space

Paint and coatings chemists, formulators, and color matchers face many challenges and options for coloring in the yellow color space. A wide range of pigment chemistries are available with different levels of opacity, durability, chromaticity, and economics. Learn about two recent advances in this critical color space from our very own Mark Ryan.

Webinar: Innovation in Yellow and Orange Pigments

Pushing the Edge of the Durable Color Envelope Webinar Presented by Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager with The Shepherd Color Company Recorded on October 18, 2018   Pushing the edge of the durable color envelope comes down to giving chemists and formulators the pigments that are chromatic, opaque and durable. These three properties perhaps are hardest […]