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Specialty Printing Applications

durable pigments with
excellent fastness

Clariant offers a wide range of high-quality colorants for specialty printing applications, such as decorative lamination, currency, security, and custom wallpaper production. In fact, we have a reputation for manufacturing colorants that meet specific industry demands in terms of consistency, durability and excellent fastness properties.

Decorative Lamination

Our high-performance pigments for decorative laminate inks are used in a range of applications, including furniture and flooring. As high-traffic materials, they are held to a high industry standard for durability. Our wide range of colorants not only meet this requirement, but also deliver top-quality design and consistency. As a result, our pigment technology displays excellent light fastness, heat stability and bleeding fastness in melamine resin.

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Currency & Security

At Clariant, we also have rich experience in manufacturing custom pigments for security printing applications. Through strict protocols and processes, we ensure high-quality consistency and strict confidentiality, both of which are paramount in this business. Products recommended for special security ink applications include high-performance pigments, which offer high fastness towards light and media such as alkali, acid, soap and other solvents. Specific product recommendations can also be produced on request.

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Clariant’s products are ideally suited for demanding printing applications, such as decorative wallpapers for various surfaces. We offer a wide variety of pigments that meet the specific light fastness, bleed characteristics and durability demands of the wallpaper industry.

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Explore our pigments, pigment preparations and dyes

  • Applications

    From coatings and plastics, to personal care, seed treatment, latex and leather – you’ll find the performance and quality you expect for your specific application.

  • Technical Services

    We support with general, application-specific and local regulations, as well as safety. Where required, we offer our customers technical training and support


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