HMG Paints launches tinting system for industrial coatings

16 March 2023

HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, is also in a unique position in that it also manufactures its own range of colourants. Now the company has added to its portfolio with the launch of Kross Tints.

The Kross Tint range is a short oil alkyd solution for Industrial Coatings, providing colourants that are perfect for use in applications such as Synthetic Alkyds, DTM’s, Primer Finishes and QAD products. The system, developed entirely in house consists of 17 colourants that can be used to create a myriad of colours.

“When developing the Kross Tint system we were focused on using the very best pigments to ensure our customers can produce the perfect colour every time” commented Isla Taylor, HMG Paints R&D Chemist who led the development of the new range. “The pigments selected have high weatherfastness and lightfastness ratings to ensure the colours are resistant to environmental effects.”

To support its distributor network and other paint brands HMG is launching the Kross Tint range with over 37,000 colour formulations available immediately. All of the colours are available via HMG’s innovative ColourBase tinting software, which is compatible with both manual and automated tinting schemes.

Kross Tints are also supported by HMG’s ColourBase Colour Box. The Colour Box contains 2400 colour chips, displayed in chromatic order within 20 fan decks. Each of the 2400 colours are obtained from a number of popular colour systems, including RAL, British Standard, Commercial Vehicle Fleet Colours, Agricultural, Afnor and more.

Chaos in the aftermath of the pandemic, company mergers and acquisitions and ongoing supply chain issues in the colourants industry has led to HMG seeing a significant increase in supplying colourants to other UK paint brands, who produce paints for decorative and industrial applications. The new range of colorants is available for other paints and coatings manufacturers to use in their own products.

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