Shepherd Color announces new YInMn Blue Pigment

The Shepherd Color Co. is excited to announce the groundbreaking “YInMn Blue” technology, licensed from Oregon State University, and inspiring the new “Bluetiful” crayon color from Crayola, is ready for commercial sale. The US EPA granted Shepherd Color a Low Volume Exemption (LVE) so this new pigment, commercially known as Blue 10G513, can be used […]

Shepherd Color Exhibiting at the European Coatings Show Hall 7 Stand 7-314

Shepherd Color is exhibiting at the European Coatings Show April 4-6, 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany.  The Booth (Hall 7 Stand 7-314) will feature Dynamix and Arctic pigments. Just stir in Dynamix! Achieve 100% Pure Color Dispersions with Dynamix! Get Pure Profitability, Pure Convenience, and Pure Consistency with Dynamix Stir-in Pigments! How cool are you? Get there with Arctic […]

Dispersant Guide For Shepherd Pigments In Coatings

SUMMARY The selection of a dispersant package for a coating formulation is not a simple proposition and can require a substantial amount of laboratory work using experimental design to determine the optimal choice. The selection process needs to consider many factors including the following: is the coating solvent based or water based, if it is […]

Zeta Potential, Isoelectric Point, and Dispersion Stability

Introduction Technical publications about pigments and dispersions often make references to the terms “Zeta Potential” and “Isoelectric Point”. Some formulators may not be familiar with these concepts. This paper is intended to help explain what these terms mean and how they affect pigment dispersion stability in the simplest terms possible. It also will discuss the […]

Beauty Is Beyond The Eye Of The Beholder…

The YInMn (Yttrium, Indium and Manganese) Blue was developed out of research in the labs of Oregon State University’s chemist Mas Subramanian for inorganic materials with electronics applications properties. 1 A graduate student, and former Shepherd Color R&D chemist, Andrew Smith, noticed that one of the compositions produced a vibrant blue color, but not the expected electronic […]