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Shepherd Color Recognized by National Geographic in December 2020 Issue

By JHenderson / December 16, 2020

Shepherd Color has been recognized by National Geographic in their December issue for our innovation in inorganic color pigments. Specifically noted is NTP Yellow and RTZ Orange pigments, great non-toxic replacements for lead chromate pigments, as well as YInMn Blue.

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Blue 10C595

By JHenderson / December 1, 2020

Watch the video to learn more about Blue 10C595 and why it’s no ordinary blue.

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Brown 30C888, Orange 30C342, and Yellow 30C236

By JHenderson / November 11, 2020

Fall brings beautiful colors to our environment, reminding us of our many colorful pigments complimenting this time of year. Watch the video to learn more about Brown 30C888, Orange 30C342, and Yellow 30C236.

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Pigments That Stand the Test of Time

By JHenderson / October 20, 2020

As regulatory pressures increase and sustainability gains more and more attention, some of the older complex inorganic color pigment chemistries really show their usefulness. A range of aesthetically pleasing and naturally soothing brown to yellow pigments have been workhorses in coatings and plastics applications – because of their regulatory friendly position, performance, and inertness –…

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Who says you can’t have dark color pigments with high TSR values?

By JHenderson / September 23, 2020

Shepherd Color’s Green 10C650 masstone meets this criteria and more The Shepherd Color Company developed a dark colored pigment called Green 10C650, that excels in allowing color matchers to make dark green colors that have high total solar reflectance (TSR) and excellent weathering properties. Green 10C650 is part of our Arctic® Infrared Reflective Pigments, which…

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ARTICLE: Pigments move beyond aesthetics

By JHenderson / September 21, 2020

In the September issue of Compounding World, ‘Pigments move beyond aesthetics’ reviews the latest developments in pigments for plastics. Market demands go well beyond aesthetics, and provide answers to environmental questions. The trend to substitution of heavy metals, through the use of new inorganic and organic pigments, and the growing interest in pigments derived from…

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PRESS RELEASE: Using Technical Expertise to Meet Regulatory Challenges

By JHenderson / September 9, 2020

When concerns were raised about specific forms of nickel in standard Cobalt Titanate, CI Pigment 50 (PG50) in the European Union (EU), Shepherd Color deployed their sizeable expertise in technical, analytical, and regulatory areas to find not one, but two high-performance pigment solutions.

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Controlling colour with high-performance inorganic pigments

By JHenderson / August 26, 2020

In the previous article of our three-part series, the general properties of high-performance pigments, complex inorganic color pigments (CICPs), were discussed. This article touches on controlling the colour in powder coatings using the dispersion properties of CICPs.

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Black plastic: listed or blacklisted?

By JHenderson / August 10, 2020

(Excerpt from Plastics in Packaging November 2019 Issue) The colour black in food and other types of consumer packaging has become a hotly-contested topic, given the challenges with carbon black in identifying the base polymer for recycling. Paul Gander looks at some of the alternative strategies. While the majority of plastics packaging might be said…

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State of the High Performance Pigments Market in the Wake of COVID

By JHenderson / August 7, 2020

The market for high-performance pigments (HPP) faced a challenging year. In addition to slower demand in the automotive market and raw material issues, the HPP market was impacted in early 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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