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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.

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WEBINAR: IR Pigment Technology for Improving Food Package Recycling

PRESS RELEASE: Shepherd Color Announces New Bismuth Vanadate Yellow Pigment

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Blue 10C595

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

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.

Pigments That Stand the Test of Time

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 – for years.

These three Shepherd Color pigments, BR19FDA, YL20P296, and BR10P858, are based on an iron, aluminum, and titanium oxide and provide unique properties. Their inertness comes from their high temperature calcination that makes them so unreactive and non-migrating that BR19FDA is FDA compliant with use in cookware coatings and packaging. This pigment gives powder, ceramic and silicone based coatings for cookware a warm home kitchen shade of golden brown. The inertness also gives them excellent weathering properties for building materials covered with high-performance coatings.

In addition, their excellent dispersion properties gives formulators the browns that are controllable during the pigment dispersion step, with a simple color development property. By making a brown with one pigment instead of a standard white, black, red (or more) pigment blend, the chances of odd weathering results are reduced because of the different pigments used in the color match weathering at different rates.

Yellow 20P296 provides a standard pigment for coloring engineering polymers who processing temperatures rule out organic or iron oxide pigmentation. Brown 10P858 has a pleasing chestnut brown color that can be used to mimic natural colors for engineering polymers for car interiors or plastic lumber coloring.

These complex inorganic color pigments provide unique properties: higher heat resistance than zinc ferrites, higher tint strength than PBr24 chrome antimony titanates, and are not SARA 313 regulated. They also make a great basis for color matching artificial turf, but without the zinc regulatory issues involved with zinc ferrite-based pigmentation.

 

Download the PDF here to learn more about these three Shepherd Color pigments, BR19FDA, YL20P296, and BR10P858.

 

Need technical data on these pigments? Find it here: BR19FDA, YL20P296, BR10P858

ARTICLE: Pigments move beyond aesthetics

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 renewables. From regulatory drivers to recycling and sustainability, this article takes a look at some of the latest moves by pigment suppliers to the plastics industry. Read the entire article here.

Mentioned in this article is our new Black 10P925 product, a cost-effective IR Black colorant for packaging that can reflect IR wavelengths in recycling sorting facilities. Read more…

Controlling colour with high-performance inorganic pigments

Dispersion of Complex Inorganic Colour Pigments in Powder Coatings

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. These high-performance pigments give controllable colour because the relatively higher use-rates as compared to organic pigments allow more advantageous mixing ratios. This can be demonstrated in the tinting of near white colours. Stability is beneficial if the powder coating needs to be re-extruded to correct for other colourants performance.

Read the entire article by Mark Ryan in the August edition of Polymers Paint Colour Journal here and be on the look-out for the next article later this year.

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