PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New IR Reflective Green Pigment

(CINCINNATI, OH, June 23, 2021) Shepherd Color announces the launch of their new specialty Chromium Oxide Green 30C659. Shepherd Color has over 90 years of experience developing, optimizing, and manufacturing an extraordinary range of complex inorganic color pigments. This addition to their specialty performance Dynamix® easily-dispersed and Arctic® IR Reflective pigment lines, adds yet another pigment to their extensive color options.

Chromium Oxide Green, also known as C.I. Pigment Green 17, is widely used in high-performance color matches and has wide regulatory approvals and inclusion in chemical registries around the world. Green 30C659 is an addition to the Arctic® IR Reflective line of pigments which have become the standard for use in ‘cool coatings’ because of their potential to reduce energy usage in building products. Shepherd Color’s Green 30C659 incorporates their Dynamix® technology, which removes the time consuming, energy-intensive, and variable pigment grinding step in laboratory development, scale-up, and full production. Green 30C659 is all inorganic and doesn’t have any organic dispersion aids or resins included that might compromise the performance of systems incorporating the pigment. This unique blending of properties makes the pigment a cornerstone of any sustainable coating or plastic system.

Common uses for Green 30C659 are high-performance coatings such as coil coating, extrusion spray, automotive, industrial, architectural, powder and other coatings. It can also be used in plastics and engineering polymers, especially in thin films and fibers. The pigment is optimized for easy dispersion and has the following characteristics:

  • Dark green color
  • High Total Solar Reflectance (TSR)
  • High opacity and heat stability
  • Compatible with wide range of water and solvent systems and plastics

Green 30C659 is a great partner to Shepherd Color’s other innovative Arctic® IR Reflective pigments helping customers to expand their inorganic durable and weatherable color space options.

This new pigment is an example of Shepherd Color’s R&D expertise in developing products that provide unique tools to solve the challenges of customers in the coatings and engineering plastics industries.

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ABOUT THE SHEPHERD COLOR COMPANY

Founded in 1981, The Shepherd Color Company produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICPs) used in a variety of industries. These pigments are an extraordinary class of inorganic pigments that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. They have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. More Expertise. Better Performance. Best Value. That’s Shepherd Color. Visit us at www.shepherdcolor.com and www.linkedin.com/company/shepherdcolor.

Shepherd Color Featured in June 2021 Coatings World

In the June 2021 Edition of Coatings World, Kerry Pianoforte interviews some of the leading high performance and special effect pigment manufacturers, including our own Chris Manning, Commercial Director and Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager. Many questions were answered, from the effects on COVID-19 to new product developments.

Read the entire article here, and find your Shepherd Color by visiting our 3D color chart or our Virtual Showroom.

 

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WEBINAR: IR Pigment Technology for Improving Food Package Recycling

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Pigment

Visit our Virtual Showroom to learn more about Shepherd Color and our pigments!

WEBINAR: IR Pigment Technology for Improving Food Package Recycling

We are excited to announce our latest webinar is now LIVE in our Virtual Showroom! ‘IR Pigment Technology for Improving Food Package Recycling‘ reviews the advantages of replacing carbon black in plastics with IR black pigments. We launched our Virtual Showroom in March with ‘Ultra High Performance Yellow and Orange Pigments‘, introducing of our newest color in our easy-dispersing Dynamix® range, Bismuth Vanadate Yellow (30C133).

While browsing, try and find all the sounds we’ve hidden throughout the room.  Once you have found them, you can register to win a Shepherd Color prize! Before you leave, please take our survey by clicking on Frosty’s portrait (our Arctic mascot) to tell us what topics you would like us to cover in future webinars.

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PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Sales Office in China – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Featured in April 2021 Issue of Plastics In Packaging – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Featured in March/April 2021 European Coatings

 

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Pigment

(CINCINNATI, OH, April 14, 2021) Shepherd Color announced the opening of their new Virtual Showroom in March 2021 with the launch of their new Bismuth Vanadate (BV) Yellow, product code 30C133. Shepherd Color has over 90 years of experience developing, optimizing, and manufacturing an extraordinary range of complex inorganic color pigments. This addition to their ultra-high performance yellow and orange lines, adds yet another pigment to their already long list of color options.

Bismuth Vanadate, also known as C.I. Pigment Yellow 184, is widely used in high-performance yellow color matches and has wide regulatory approvals and inclusion in chemical registries around the world. Shepherd Color’s Yellow 30C133 is only available in their Dynamix® brand, which removes the time consuming, energy-intensive and variable pigment grinding step in laboratory development, scale-up, and full production. Yellow 30C133 is all inorganic and doesn’t have any organic dispersion aids or resins included that might compromise the performance of systems incorporating Yellow 30C133.

Common uses for Yellow 30C133 are high-performance coatings such as coil & extrusion spray, automotive, industrial, architectural, powder and other coatings. It can also be used in plastics and engineering polymers, especially in thin films and fibers. The pigment is optimized for easy dispersion and has the following characteristics:

  • Bright, green-shade yellow
  • High opacity and heat stability
  • Compatible with wide range of water and solvent systems and plastics
  • High tint strength

Yellow 30C133 is a great partner to Shepherd Color’s innovative NTP yellows helping customers to expand their inorganic durable and weatherable color space options. This new pigment is an example of Shepherd Color’s R&D expertise in developing products that provide unique tools to solve the challenges of customers in the coatings and engineering plastics industries. Visit their Virtual Showroom at https://www.shepherdcolor.com/virtual/ to learn more.

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ABOUT THE SHEPHERD COLOR COMPANY

Founded in 1981, The Shepherd Color Company produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICPs) used in a variety of industries. These pigments are an extraordinary class of inorganic pigments that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. They have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. More Expertise. Better Performance. Best Value. That’s Shepherd Color. Visit us at www.shepherdcolor.com and www.linkedin.com/company/shepherdcolor.

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Sales Office in China

(CINCINNATI, OH, April 9, 2021) The Shepherd Color Company has announced the opening of their new Sales Office in China, Shepherd Color (Shenzhen) Limited Company.

Shepherd Color Shenzhen will import, stock and sell The Shepherd Color Company and Shepherd Technologies products in China.

The main office will be in Shenzhen with three further staff based in Shanghai. Shepherd Color will continue to hold stock in both Shanghai and Shenzhen warehouses and will continue to provide excellent service to its customers.

They also announced that many of their distributor’s staff have joined Shepherd Color Shenzhen, under the leadership of Ms. Wing Ye.

Shepherd Color will continue to use Eastway (Shanghai) as their preferred distributor in China for some customers. The Shepherd Color Company has been selling pigments in China through Eastway (Shanghai) for the past 14 years and have been a great source of support to their business during this period.

As the leading global producer of complex inorganic color pigments, The Shepherd Color Company produces thousands of tons of pigments annually for customers around the world, offering stable and long-lasting color for plastics, coatings, glass, and ceramics applications. As a 4th generation, family-owned business, we pride ourselves in our 90 plus years of experience.

Visit Shepherd Color at Chinaplas, 13th-16th April in the Shenzhen World Exhibition Center, Hall 16K91.

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ABOUT THE SHEPHERD COLOR COMPANY

Founded in 1981, The Shepherd Color Company produces a wide range of high-performance Complex Inorganic Color Pigments (CICPs) used in a variety of industries. These pigments are an extraordinary class of inorganic pigments that offer stable, long-lasting color for many applications. They have unbeatable weatherability, heat and chemical resistance, are non-warping and easy to disperse. More Expertise. Better Performance. Best Value. That’s Shepherd Color. Visit us at www.shepherdcolor.com and www.linkedin.com/company/shepherdcolor.

Shepherd Color Featured in April 2021 Issue of Plastics In Packaging

In the April 2021 issue of Plastics in Packaging, ‘In Pursuit of Purity,’ Noli Dinkovski reports the development of new and innovative products and technologies to overcome the the shortage of quality raw materials in the recycled PET market. As more and more companies increase their sustainability efforts, the article reviews why these technologies are important. Read the article here.

To review the entire April edition, visit the Plastics in Packaging website at plasticsinpackaging.com.

 

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Shepherd Color Featured in March/April 2021 European Coatings

Shepherd Color Featured in February 2021 CoatingsTech Article

Shepherd Color Featured in January 2021 CoatingsTech Article

 

Shepherd Color Featured in March/April 2021 European Coatings

In the March/April 2021 Edition of European Coatings, ‘High-performance Color Pigments for Powder Coatings: Durable, functional and Colorful’ article, Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager of The Shepherd Color Company, discusses the background of CICPs and their unique properties beyond visual color. The advances in IR reflective pigments are also discussed in detail along with evidence showing weatherability performance.

Read the entire article here, and find your Shepherd Color by visiting our 3D color chart.

 

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Shepherd Color Featured in February 2021 CoatingsTech Article – Shepherd Color

High-performance weathering powder coating colours – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Recognized by National Geographic in December 2020 Issue – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Featured in January 2021 CoatingsTech Article

In the January 2021 Edition of CoatingsTech, ‘Sources of Innovation in Paints and Coatings’ article, features Geoffrey Peake, R&D Manager of The Shepherd Color Company, as he discusses the biggest source of innovation in the paint and coatings industry comes from customers. Written by Cynthia Challener, Contributing Writer to CoatingsTech, the article details the key role innovation plays in the paint and coatings market today, and what sources to consider.

Read the entire article here, and find your Shepherd Color by visiting our 3D color chart.

 

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Shepherd Color Featured in February 2021 CoatingsTech Article – Shepherd Color

High-performance weathering powder coating colours – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Recognized by National Geographic in December 2020 Issue – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Featured in February 2021 CoatingsTech Article

In the February 2021 Edition of CoatingsTech, ‘The Intertwining of Color Selection and Pigment Technology Development’ article, features Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager of The Shepherd Color Company, as he discusses the cost, functionality, and properties of pigments as they relate to the overall creation and performance of pigments. Written by Cynthia Challener, Contributing Writer to CoatingsTech, the article details the dynamic process on how colors are selected for certain applications, from trends to production standards, all the way to customer specifications.

Read the entire article here, and find your Shepherd Color by visiting our 3D color chart.

 

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High-performance weathering powder coating colours – Shepherd Color

Shepherd Color Recognized by National Geographic in December 2020 Issue – Shepherd Color

High-performance weathering powder coating colours

Weathering of Complex Inorganic Colour Pigments in Powder Coatings

In the previous article of our three-part series, we discussed the control of colour in powder coatings. In the last of the series, we discuss weathering variables for powder coatings.

Powder coatings are an environmentally friendly way to apply coatings to a wide range of substrates for a number of uses. One of the most demanding applications is for building materials in aggressive environments. All the variables that lead to degradation of coatings – heat, ultraviolet (UV) light, moisture, oxidation agents, and chemicals along with simple physical abuse – are present. For these applications, the highest performance components have to be used, if specifications such as those prescribed by American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) 2605 are to be met. Part of the equation is the resin used while the other is the colorant.

Read the entire article by Mark Ryan in the December edition of Polymers Paint Colour Journal here and read Article 1 and 2 via the links below.

Read Article 1 of this 3-part series: High-performance colour pigments for powder coatings

Read Article 2 of this 3-part series: Controlling colour with high-performance inorganic pigments