Tailor-made pigment preparations for coating and plastic applications
With globally active production facilities and service centers, Heubach is able to develop pigment preparations which suit its customers’ specific needs. By developing colors with tailor-made application and performance profiles, Heubach can supply its customers with precisely matched solutions within very short periods of time
Coating solutions whatever the color
Heubach produces a range of specialty pigments for use in coatings and thick-film systems. These pre-dispersed pigment preparations are ready-to-use and cover the entire spectrum of colors. All grades of pigment exhibit universal processing characteristics and can easily be dispersed in solvent-free EP, PU and PMMA systems. Batch-to-batch consistency is excellent, with the system making on-site mixing easy.
In order to resolve problems often encountered in polymer floor coatings, Heubach’s tailor-made coating solutions are produced using a combination of intensive mixing and grinding called mixed mulling. This unique finishing technology helps the pigment surfaces to interlock, thus minimizing the impact of separation, floating and flooding while the polymer film is being formed.
Designed for exterior use, all Heubach tailor-made coating solutions exhibit excellent light and weather fastness as well as enhanced resistance to solvents, acids and alkalis. The wide variety of pigments and pastes available enable formulators to match almost any shade of color on the market at relatively low formulation costs.
Custom plastic and polymer pigment preparations
Heubach tailor-made colors are plastic and polymer pigments that have been specifically prepared for compounders, formulators and extruders. These come in the form of masterbatch micro-granules and are suitable for a wide range of plastic applications, including window profiles and pipes. This custom pigment solution enables processors to color raw polymer efficiently at a reduced cost.
For pipes alone, Heubach can provide over 200 colorants. This opens up design options for plastics manufacturers, producers and processors, enabling them to enhance the performance of their plastic products both in terms of visual impact and user benefits. With support provided from the laboratory through to final production, customers are able to leverage Heubach’s extensive expertise to maximize process efficiency as well as end results.