Chromaflo Technologies presents its broadened portfolio of colorants and pigment dispersions

27 February 2015

Chromaflo Technologies demonstrates why it is an expert in colourants and pigment dispersions at this year’s European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany April 21-23, 2015.

Visitors to Chromaflo’s booth in hall 7, stand 167 will be able to examine the colourants and software that underline the company’s integrated approach.

Chromaflo Technologies brings decades of experience and its global reach to the architectural and industrial coatings, as well as thermoset markets. With more than 80 years of industry experience in colourant systems and chemical pigment dispersions, the Chromaflo family of product brands includes more than 200 product lines and 7000 products, serving customers across six continents. By providing the broadest portfolio of technologies in the market, Chromaflo Technologies creates chemistries to solve the most complex performance, colour and appearance challenges.

The next step in tinting data analysis

The Innovatint Tinting Management Centre is a new tool, which can be used in conjunction with Chromaflo’s existing Innovatint software. "Through this tool, personalised tinting statistics can be accessed through an internet connection with a tablet, laptop or mobile phone.”, says Alain De Haes, Product Manager of Innovatint. It’s also possible to control the tinting machine with a tablet, allowing formulations to be tinted remotely. Chromaflo can assist in cross referencing this data with other information, for instance, demographics. An additional module monitors the tinting machine and notifies the user if an error occurs, while storing maintenance history.

An innovative packaging option

Paint companies actively seek methods to decrease costs, while making the right choice for the environment. Chromaflo Technologies has considered this with the introduction of pouch packaging for colourants. Compared to standard colourant packaging, the pouch results in less waste in terms of colourant residue and a lower volume of packaging waste. According to Jeroen Hofman, Director of Product Management and Marketing, the pouch is the future of colourant packaging, "The pouch has a lower CO2 footprint and increased user friendliness, which is why we see it as an innovative and sustainable choice.”

Colourants for every tinting need

Chromaflo Technologies will display its comprehensive portfolio of architectural and industrial colourants for POS and in-plant tinting. This includes the Colortrend® architectural colourants, Chroma-Chem® industrial colourants, solar-reflective colourants within the Novapint™ D and Monicolor™ C ranges and the Hydrasperse™ EU and Solvasperse™ AK in-plant options.

Colourants need to provide colour reproducibility, smooth functionality and technical stability, while having no effect on the properties of the final coating. Chromaflo Technologies offers this through its extended Chroma-Chem® industrial portfolio, including 13 product lines for special applications, compatible with a range of different resin types, including polyurethane, polyaspartic, epoxy and acrylic.

Novapint™ D colourants are developed for water-based façade paints and plasters, while the universal Monicolor™ C range is developed for architectural applications including solvent-based paints. Both ranges offer an intelligent combination of conventional colourants that have excellent solar heat reflection properties and an innovative black colourant to replace carbon black or iron oxide black. These unique ranges of colourants enable the formulation of dark colours that achieve less heat absorption compared to conventional colourants.

Chromaflo Technologies’ in-plant portfolio includes Hydrasperse™ EU for water-based applications and Solvasperse™ AK for solvent-based applications. Designed for in-plant production use, their high colour strength and batch to batch consistency provides a good base for reproducible and economical colours. The colourant ranges are designed to ensure a good price/performance balance with a number of economical colourants for a lower overall tint cost.

Chromaflo Technologies will be showing all its latest innovations at the European Coatings Show 2015 in hall 7, stand 167.

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