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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

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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.

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

Shepherd Color Recognized by National Geographic in December 2020 Issue

The Shepherd Color Company has been recognized by National Geographic in their December issue for our innovation in inorganic color pigments. The article ‘Enhanced by Science, Colorfully’ specifically notes our NTP Yellow and RTZ Orange pigments, great non-toxic replacements for lead chromate pigments. Additionally, one cannot forget that Shepherd Color has commercially brought the YInMn blue to market which is also mentioned. More colors and chemistries are in the works within our innovative R&D team. (article requires a subscription)

 

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PRESS RELEASE: The Shepherd Color Company Announces Their Newest Addition to the NTP Yellow Product Portfolio

Shepherd’s Yellow Pigments – Chromatic Masstones and Bright Pastel Shades

WEBINAR AVAILABLE: Ultra-High Performance Yellow and Orange Pigments

Shepherd Color RTZ Orange Pigments, the Reddest Shades on the Market

Article: Recent Advances in the Yellow Color Space

PRESS RELEASE: The Shepherd Color Company Announces Full Approval of YInMn Blue

Shepherd Color announces new YInMn Blue Pigment

PRESS RELEASE: Using Technical Expertise to Meet Regulatory Challenges

(CINCINNATI, OH, 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), The Shepherd Color Company deployed their sizeable expertise in technical, analytical, and regulatory areas to find not one, but two high-performance pigment solutions.

The first route of retaining nickel in the formula, but ensuring that the nickel wasn’t present in the form of concern, yielded Green 10G655. This is a standard PG50 specially formulated and produced to meet EU labelling requirements, while maintaining a bright, chromatic green shade that PG50s are known for, and is more chromatic than other inorganic green pigments, such as chrome oxide (PG17).

A second pathway was to remove nickel from the pigment formulation altogether. Other pigment companies tried this route, but to get the color close, had to add chromium to the formula. While in a safe Cr3+ state, many industries like powder coatings use PG50s because they do not contain any form of chromium in their formula. After an exhaustive search, Shepherd Color developed a bright chromatic green without nickel or chromium and launched it as Green 10G603. This product has a bright and chromatic masstone, excellent tint-strength and best of all, it is still classified as a PG50, so it has the same regulatory and chemical inventory approvals and listings.

Shepherd Color’s Green 10G603 and Green 10G655 represent the cutting edge in new pigment development. A pigment used to be judged mainly by its coloristic properties. Today, regulatory pressures dictate that old pigment chemistries meet new requirements or find their use curtailed or even eliminated. Very often, the new alternatives are of lower performance and higher cost, or both, but often with limited options.

Shepherd Color not only addresses regulatory concerns that can come from around the world, but give their customers multiple options depending on what is most important to them and the environment.

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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.

 

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How Shepherd Color challenges the chemistry of pigments to address regulatory pressures

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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

High-performance colour pigments for powder coatings

Durable, Functional and Colourful

Complex Inorganic Colour Pigments (CICPs) provide interesting options for demanding applications for powder coatings. CICPs provide durable colour that can stand up to the most challenging and aggressive processing and applications. Recent advances have found that besides colour, these pigments have properties that give them the ability to address regulatory requirements and give not only colour, but functional properties.

Read the first article of our three-part series by Mark Ryan in the April edition of Polymers Paint Colour Journal here.

Read Article 2: Controlling colour with high-performance inorganic pigments