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How Shepherd Color Approaches Innovation

In our short Innovation video, we discuss how successful product innovation involves a number of factors, with the most important being the people involved, the process, and the perception of color.

Learn how Shepherd Color has spent decades researching and optimizing pigments. This dedication has enabled us to create many innovative, high performance complex inorganic color pigments, not only for the plastics, coatings and glass enamels industries, but also for technology products such as telecommunication devices.

Visit our Virtual Showroom today to view our Innovation video!

Shepherd Color Mentioned in Nov/Dec 2021 European Coatings Formulation

In the November/December 2021 Edition of European Coatings Formulation, Shepherd Color is mentioned for its new IR reflective green pigment, Green 30C659. Read our Press Release about this great addition to our extensive inorganic color pigment options!

Find your Shepherd Color by visiting our 3D color chart or our Virtual Showroom.

 

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WEBINAR: All About Arctic Infrared Reflective Pigments – Shepherd Color

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Pigment

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Shepherd Color Featured in September 2021 Compounding World

In the September 2021 Edition of Compounding World, Jennifer Markarian reports on how pigment makers are producing brighter and more stable pigments that can withstand higher processing temperatures as well as meeting sustainability goals. Leading pigment manufacturers chime in, including our own Mark Ryan, Marketing Manager of Shepherd Color.

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: All About Arctic Infrared Reflective Pigments – Shepherd Color

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Pigment

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

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.

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://shepherdcolor.wpengine.com/virtual/ to learn more.

Learn more about Shepherd Color’s NTP Yellow and RTZ Orange pigments here.

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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.

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

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.

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

(Excerpt from Compounding World August 2020 Issue) 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.

“High-performance pigments grew in all chemistries around the globe,” added Mark Ryan, marketing manager, The Shepherd Color Company. “Functionality for applications like IR sorting of recyclables found cutting edge uses for CICPs. The improved RTZ Orange products and all-new NTP Yellow continued to see large year-on-year gains. Interestingly, the unique NTP Yellow sales were driven by the easily-dispersed Dynamix product known as Yellow 30C152. We see this ‘stacking’ of technology – a chromatic, durable, and opaque patented pigment chemistry with Shepherd’s unique Dynamix easily-dispersed modification as the future of HPPs.”

To read the entire article by Kerry Pianoforte, Editor for Compounding World, click here.

Formulating the ‘Black Rainbow’

Who Says a Rainbow Has to Be Colorful?

For 40 years, The Shepherd Color Company has been producing a wide range of high-performance color pigments, many of which are infrared reflecting (IR) Black pigments. Our Black pigments for coatings and plastics all vary in masstone jetness, Total Solar Reflectance (TSR), and tint strength, the three main properties of an IR Black pigment. This forms the foundation of the ‘Black Rainbow’. Find what products make up the Shepherd Color ‘Black Rainbow’ here.

Shepherd Color Green-Shade Blues

Unique Blue Colors

Beyond the red-shade blues are the green-shade blues that fill a wide range of purposes. From Blue 211 used in ‘Interstate Blue’ for road signs to ‘plastic ware’ blue of Blue 424, green-shade blues may not be as flashy as their red-shade cousins, but they find a wide range of uses. Learn more about our green-shade Blues and their uses.

From Artist Materials to High-Heat Applications

Say Goodbye to the Moody Blues, and Hello to Shepherd’s High Performance Blues

One of the primary colors, lying between violet and green, is the beautiful Blue hue. From the sky to the deep blue sea, to a shiny sapphire, blue is the color of trust, excellence, and performance in business. Blue can also be associated to sadness, as everyone has felt a little blue at times. This color can also be perceived as calm and cooling, a lot like Shepherd Color’s Arctic pigments.

The Shepherd Color Company’s roots originate in the 1920s in the ceramic industry, where we supplied colors for porcelain enamels. It’s no surprise that Blue has been one of our first inorganic color pigments. We are celebrating our Blue pigment line over the next month, learn more here and check back each week for details on our Blues.

To request a sample of our pigments, visit our Find Colors page.