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Discover quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials.

PINK GOING GREEN

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Building the future:

how an architect designs
a sustainable world

Sustainability means taking care of our environment—for the sake of the world that we live in. And it also means developing something that is relevant in the future. Architects like Sebastian Eilert and his team shape our world with sustainable solutions. What do creatives like him demand from coloring products when it comes to performance and responsibility?

WITH
RENEWABLE MATERIALS

WITHOUT
RENEWABLE MATERIALS

Renewable or not:

can you spot
the difference?

pigments made with renewable materials

PIGMENTS MADE PETROCHEMICALLY

GREENER PRODUCTION, RELIABLE PERFORMANCE

A wall painted one color, with one product, but produced from two different raw material sources. One way is to produce it from petrochemical material, the other way from renewable material. Each is as brilliant as the other, because the same specifications apply to both.

 

Okay, where are we?

LET’S TAKE OFF FROM OUR VALUE CHAIN

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1. BIO-SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCTION

The value chain starts with carbohydrates. It is the raw material, from which bio-succinic acid is produced. We meet Myriant, a producer of bio-succinic acid and ask them about the secrets of »going green.«

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2. PIGMENT PROCESSING

Bio-succinic acid is colorless. How does it become, for example, a pink pigment powder? Clariant provides insight at its production building and shows step by step how this »green« pink is made.

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3. APPLICATION OF PIGMENTS

For one application example, we take a look at Brazilian street art in Frankfurt made with Caparol paints from DAW, a customer of Clariant’s quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials.

How is that possible?

WE MEET MYRIANT, THE MAKERS BEHIND OUR MOST VALUABLE INGREDIENT: BIO-SUCCINIC ACID

What challenges did you face when developing bio-succinic acid based on renewable materials?
There were several challenges we had to face. First and foremost, how could we convince a historically conservative industry to embrace a new technology? Especially one that would require significant changes to established product lines. Secondly, we had to overcome the negative perceptions that typically follow »green« products, such as performance deficits with natural materials, their lack of economic viability compared to petrochemical products or that they are in direct competition with the food chain. Luckily, Clariant was one of the first to see the total value proposition: no green premium, non-food based, higher performance and low carbon footprint.

»One of our unique innovations is a process that allows us to capture carbon dioxide as a raw material and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.«

You said that you are not competing with the food chain for materials. What raw materials do you use?
We use natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates. These include corn, sorghum and any other readily available, high-volume agricultural crop. An additional source is waste cellulosic materials, which are extracted from residual parts of crops that would be otherwise discarded. These natural materials include cornhusks, leaves and stocks, as well as the fibrous matter left over from processed sugar canes.

What are the benefits of producing bio-succinic acid with renewable materials?
Our succinic acids have several advantages over the competition. As bio-succinic acid has the identical physical properties to petro succinic acids, there is no performance drop-off. In some cases, there are fewer impurities in bio-succinic acids, which lead to higher value derivatives. There is added price stability as there are fewer price fluctuations with sugars and carbohydrates than with crude oil. And with bio-succinic acids, we can reduce the carbon footprint by up to 90% compared to petroleum-based products. Furthermore, one of our unique innovations at Myriant is the process that allows us to capture and use carbon dioxide as a raw material and thereby reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere.

What potential do you see in bio-based materials like bio-succinic acid? Is the demand growing?
In the next decade alone, we expect 10% of currently produced chemicals to be based on natural materials. But that’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as over 90% of all currently produced chemicals can be produced with bio-based materials, meaning there is plenty of potential for the industry to do more with renewable materials. Finding solutions that provide performance without straining the environment is also key, as we know consumers prefer »green« products to petrochemical products when all things are equal.

In addition to pigments, what other products use bio-succinic acid?
Bio-succinic acid is what we in the industry refer to as a »platform chemical.« This means it is used in downstream products, such as urethanes in paints, plasticizers, adhesives, medical devices, etc. However, bio-succinic acid is also used in a host of other products, such as bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, pharmaceutical and agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients, the list goes on. Its versatility and ability to replace petrochemical materials makes it potentially worth billions. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that the potential for bio-succinic acid is massive.

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David LeBlanc,
Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Myriant

  • Bio-succinic acid

    The story behind it

    • Bio-succinic acid is a bio-based acid fermented from natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates
    • It was first derived from amber in 1546. It's Latin name is »succinum«
    • Bio-succinic acid occurs in all living creatures and is—like other simple mono and dicarboxylic acids—completely safe to use
  • Bio-succinic acid

    The applications

    • Bio-succinic acid is what the industry refers to as a »platform chemical«
    • The food industry uses bio-succinic acid as an additive and flavor enhancer
    • The pharmaceutical industries rely on bio-succinic acid as an excipient in products to control acidity
    • Bio-succinic acid is also used in bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients

What challenges did you face when developing bio-succinic acid based on renewable materials?
There were several challenges we had to face. First and foremost, how could we convince a historically conservative industry to embrace a new technology? Especially one that would require significant changes to established product lines. Secondly, we had to overcome the negative perceptions that typically follow »green« products, such as performance deficits with natural materials, their lack of economic viability compared to petrochemical products or that they are in direct competition with the food chain. Luckily, Clariant was one of the first to see the total value proposition: no green premium, non-food based, higher performance and low carbon footprint.

»One of our unique innovations is a process that allows us to capture carbon dioxide as a raw material and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.«

You said that you are not competing with the food chain for materials. What raw materials do you use?
We use natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates. These include corn, sorghum and any other readily available, high-volume agricultural crop. An additional source is waste cellulosic materials, which are extracted from residual parts of crops that would be otherwise discarded. These natural materials include cornhusks, leaves and stocks, as well as the fibrous matter left over from processed sugar canes.

What are the benefits of producing bio-succinic acid with renewable materials?
Our succinic acids have several advantages over the competition. As bio-succinic acid has the identical physical properties to petro succinic acids, there is no performance drop-off. In some cases, there are fewer impurities in bio-succinic acids, which lead to higher value derivatives. There is added price stability as there are fewer price fluctuations with sugars and carbohydrates than with crude oil. And with bio-succinic acids, we can reduce the carbon footprint by up to 90% compared to petroleum-based products. Furthermore, one of our unique innovations at Myriant is the process that allows us to capture and use carbon dioxide as a raw material and thereby reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere.

What potential do you see in bio-based materials like bio-succinic acid? Is the demand growing?
In the next decade alone, we expect 10% of currently produced chemicals to be based on natural materials. But that’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as over 90% of all currently produced chemicals can be produced with bio-based materials, meaning there is plenty of potential for the industry to do more with renewable materials. Finding solutions that provide performance without straining the environment is also key, as we know consumers prefer »green« products to petrochemical products when all things are equal.

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David LeBlanc,
Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Myriant

In addition to pigments, what other products use bio-succinic acid?
Bio-succinic acid is what we in the industry refer to as a »platform chemical.« This means it is used in downstream products, such as urethanes in paints, plasticizers, adhesives, medical devices, etc. However, bio-succinic acid is also used in a host of other products, such as bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, pharmaceutical and agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients, the list goes on. Its versatility and ability to replace petrochemical materials makes it potentially worth billions. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that the potential for bio-succinic acid is massive.

  • Bio-succinic acid

    The story behind it

    • Bio-succinic acid is a bio-based acid fermented from natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates
    • It was first derived from amber in 1546. Its Latin name is »succinum«
    • Bio-succinic acid occurs in all living creatures and is—like other simple mono and dicarboxylic acids—completely safe to use
  • Bio-succinic acid

    The applications

    • Bio-succinic acid is what the industry refers to as a »platform chemical«
    • The food industry uses bio-succinic acid as an additive and flavor enhancer
    • The pharmaceutical industries rely on bio-succinic acid as an excipient in products to control acidity
    • Bio-succinic acid is also used in bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients

What challenges did you face when developing bio-succinic acid based on renewable materials?
There were several challenges we had to face. First and foremost, how could we convince a historically conservative industry to embrace a new technology? Especially one that would require significant changes to established product lines. Secondly, we had to overcome the negative perceptions that typically follow »green« products, such as performance deficits with natural materials, their lack of economic viability compared to petrochemical products or that they are in direct competition with the food chain. Luckily, Clariant was one of the first to see the total value proposition: no green premium, non-food based, higher performance and low carbon footprint.

»One of our unique innovations is a process that allows us to capture carbon dioxide as a raw material and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.«

You said that you are not competing with the food chain for materials. What raw materials do you use?
We use natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates. These include corn, sorghum and any other readily available, high-volume agricultural crop. An additional source is waste cellulosic materials, which are extracted from residual parts of crops that would be otherwise discarded. These natural materials include cornhusks, leaves and stocks, as well as the fibrous matter left over from processed sugar canes.

What are the benefits of producing bio-succinic acid with renewable materials?
Our succinic acids have several advantages over the competition. As bio-succinic acid has the identical physical properties to petro succinic acids, there is no performance drop-off. In some cases, there are fewer impurities in bio-succinic acids, which lead to higher value derivatives. There is added price stability as there are fewer price fluctuations with sugars and carbohydrates than with crude oil. And with bio-succinic acids, we can reduce the carbon footprint by up to 90% compared to petroleum-based products. Furthermore, one of our unique innovations at Myriant is the process that allows us to capture and use carbon dioxide as a raw material and thereby reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released in the atmosphere.

What potential do you see in bio-based materials like bio-succinic acid? Is the demand growing?
In the next decade alone, we expect 10% of currently produced chemicals to be based on natural materials. But that’s only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, as over 90% of all currently produced chemicals can be produced with bio-based materials, meaning there is plenty of potential for the industry to do more with renewable materials. Finding solutions that provide performance without straining the environment is also key, as we know consumers prefer »green« products to petrochemical products when all things are equal.

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David LeBlanc,
Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Myriant

In addition to pigments, what other products use bio-succinic acid?
Bio-succinic acid is what we in the industry refer to as a »platform chemical.« This means it is used in downstream products, such as urethanes in paints, plasticizers, adhesives, medical devices, etc. However, bio-succinic acid is also used in a host of other products, such as bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, pharmaceutical and agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients, the list goes on. Its versatility and ability to replace petrochemical materials makes it potentially worth billions. Therefore, it is no exaggeration to say that the potential for bio-succinic acid is massive.

  • Bio-succinic acid

    The story behind it

    • Bio-succinic acid is a bio-based acid fermented from natural renewable sugars extracted from carbohydrates
    • It was first derived from amber in 1546. Its Latin name is »succinum«
    • Bio-succinic acid occurs in all living creatures and is—like other simple mono and dicarboxylic acids—completely safe to use
  • Bio-succinic acid

    The applications

    • Bio-succinic acid is what the industry refers to as a »platform chemical«
    • The food industry uses bio-succinic acid as an additive and flavor enhancer
    • The pharmaceutical industries rely on bio-succinic acid as an excipient in products to control acidity
    • Bio-succinic acid is also used in bath salts, metal plating chemicals, paint solvents, agricultural products, cosmetic ingredients

An insightful look at Hostaperm® Pink E:

OUR MOST VALUABLE QUINACRIDONE PIGMENT

From uncolored crystals to a bag full of bright pink color, during Clariant’s quinacridone pigment synthesis, many raw materials undergo a transformation in the production building to form bright, colorful pigments.

Pink, red and red violet:

The quinacridone
spectrum of colors

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PR 122 stands for Pigment Red 122. PR 122 is a highly versatile pigment that has the strongest violet hue among violet-red pigments, excellent color strength and high dispersibility.

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PV 19 is the abbreviated form for Pigment Violet 19. The gamma modification enables PV 19 to produce vibrant reds, dark violets, rich browns, maroons and other warm colors.

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PV 19 is short for Pigment Violet 19. After PV 19 undergoes beta treatment it excels at creating dark, moderately intense violet-red pigments with undertones shifting to blue.

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LET’S HAVE A CHAT

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Jürgen Stegmann,
Head of Global Technical Marketing Coating Business

Why pigments with renewable materials?
Many paint producers want to become more sustainable as they feel responsible for the environment. Therefore, it is part of their strategy and it is an important differentiator in the market. They want to sell »clean« products, made with state-of-the-art pigments. We support them by offering innovative pigments for sustainable paint production.

Isn’t it possible to acquire organic pigments straight from nature, like chlorophyll for green or iron oxide for red?
There are some dyes and pigments derived from natural resources that are used. However, these products are not suitable for bright and chromatic colors in various applications as they are unable to meet the demanding high-performance standards in today’s architectural, industrial and automotive industries. Here you need optimized pigments to fulfill high durability expectations and match exact shades that won’t change over time. For this, you must have the manufacturing process perfectly under control, defining exact particle sizes and crystal structures. Nevertheless, the chemistry related to some classes of organic pigments is closely related to the structure of natural products. We use renewable raw material to synthesize these pigments to optimize the chemical structures for the intended application. We are now coming full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.

And why focus on quinacridone pigments for using renewable raw materials?
Clariant is an expert in the field of quinacridone, for example our pigment Hostaperm® Pink E is the market standard. We improve where we are best (laughing). The reason why we focused first on quinacridone is that for the generation of color you need so-called aromatic structures. Nature, however, only offers limited access to these compounds. In the synthesis of quinacridone pigments, a large part of the aromatic molecule is synthesized starting from a non-aromatic component accessible from biochemical processes. To use this component—bio-succinic acid—as a building block was the reason to start the project.

»Now, we are coming around full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.«

What about the future of not only natural pigments, but natural paints?
Paints based on natural components are becoming increasingly important. For example, the renewable raw material we use in our bio-based quinacridone pigment process is already used in polyurethane and polyester resins. It will be difficult to have paints based fully on natural components, which are also accepted in the market from an economic perspective. But replacing petrochemical raw materials will become more and more feasible. This is a clear trend in the paint industry and it is supported by the coloration with bio-based pigments, like Hostaperm® Pink E by Clariant.

Why pigments with renewable materials?
Many paint producers want to become more sustainable as they feel responsible for the environment. Therefore, it is part of their strategy and it is an important differentiator in the market. They want to sell »clean« products, made with state-of-the-art pigments. We support them by offering innovative pigments for sustainable paint production.

Isn’t it possible to acquire organic pigments straight from nature, like chlorophyll for green or iron oxide for red?
There are some dyes and pigments derived from natural resources that are used. However, these products are not suitable for bright and chromatic colors in various applications as they are unable to meet the demanding high-performance standards in today’s architectural, industrial and automotive industries. Here you need optimized pigments to fulfill high durability expectations and match exact shades that won’t change over time. For this, you must have the manufacturing process perfectly under control, defining exact particle sizes and crystal structures. Nevertheless, the chemistry related to some classes of organic pigments is closely related to the structure of natural products. We use renewable raw material to synthesize these pigments to optimize the chemical structures for the intended application. We are now coming full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.

»Now, we are coming around full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.«

And why focus on quinacridone pigments for using renewable raw materials?
Clariant is an expert in the field of quinacridone, for example our pigment Hostaperm® Pink E is the market standard. We improve where we are best (laughing). The reason why we focused first on quinacridone is that for the generation of color you need so-called aromatic structures. Nature, however, only offers limited access to these compounds. In the synthesis of quinacridone pigments, a large part of the aromatic molecule is synthesized starting from a non-aromatic component accessible from biochemical processes. To use this component—bio-succinic acid—as a building block was the reason to start the project.

What about the future of not only natural pigments, but natural paints?
Paints based on natural components are becoming increasingly important. For example, the renewable raw material we use in our bio-based quinacridone pigment process is already used in polyurethane and polyester resins. It will be difficult to have paints based fully on natural components, which are also accepted in the market from an economic perspective. But replacing petrochemical raw materials will become more and more feasible. This is a clear trend in the paint industry and it is supported by the coloration with bio-based pigments, like Hostaperm® Pink E by Clariant.

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Jürgen Stegmann,
Head of Global Technical Marketing Coating Business

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Jürgen Stegmann,
Head of Global Technical Marketing Coating Business

Why pigments with renewable materials?
Many paint producers want to become more sustainable as they feel responsible for the environment. Therefore, it is part of their strategy and it is an important differentiator in the market. They want to sell »clean« products, made with state-of-the-art pigments. We support them by offering innovative pigments for sustainable paint production.

Isn’t it possible to acquire organic pigments straight from nature, like chlorophyll for green or iron oxide for red?
There are some dyes and pigments derived from natural resources that are used. However, these products are not suitable for bright and chromatic colors in various applications as they are unable to meet the demanding high-performance standards in today’s architectural, industrial and automotive industries. Here you need optimized pigments to fulfill high durability expectations and match exact shades that won’t change over time. For this, you must have the manufacturing process perfectly under control, defining exact particle sizes and crystal structures. Nevertheless, the chemistry related to some classes of organic pigments is closely related to the structure of natural products. We use renewable raw material to synthesize these pigments to optimize the chemical structures for the intended application. We are now coming full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.

And why focus on quinacridone pigments for using renewable raw materials?
Clariant is an expert in the field of quinacridone, for example our pigment Hostaperm® Pink E is the market standard. We improve where we are best (laughing). The reason why we focused first on quinacridone is that for the generation of color you need so-called aromatic structures. Nature, however, only offers limited access to these compounds. In the synthesis of quinacridone pigments, a large part of the aromatic molecule is synthesized starting from a non-aromatic component accessible from biochemical processes. To use this component—bio-succinic acid—as a building block was the reason to start the project.

»Now, we are coming around full circle to high-performance pigments based on natural resources.«

What about the future of not only natural pigments, but natural paints?
Paints based on natural components are becoming increasingly important. For example, the renewable raw material we use in our bio-based quinacridone pigment process is already used in polyurethane and polyester resins. It will be difficult to have paints based fully on natural components, which are also accepted in the market from an economic perspective. But replacing petrochemical raw materials will become more and more feasible. This is a clear trend in the paint industry and it is supported by the coloration with bio-based pigments, like Hostaperm® Pink E by Clariant.

Shedding light

ON THE SCIENCE
OF COLOR

Why do we see the wall in a certain color?

The key is hidden in the crystal structure of pigments—but we cannot perceive it with our eyes or even a microscope. Only x-ray analysis is able to show the quinacridone molecules in their crystal structures. By adjusting the molecules at certain points, we can change the color we see.

Perfect Pink

This paint contains small dimethylquinacridone crystals. They are smaller than one micrometer. Each crystal is built from millions of these dimethylquinacridone molecules. In the crystal, dimethylquinacridone has two neighbors and forms a chain structure. Within this environment, the molecule absorbs light between green and yellow. The resulting color is a bright, beautiful shade of pink.

Radiant Red

This paint contains small quinacridone crystals built from millions of quinacridone molecules. There are different possibilities for the arrangement of molecules in Pigment Violet 19. One arrangement is called the »gamma-phase.« Here, each Pigment Violet 19 molecule has four neighbors, resulting in a criss-cross pattern. In this environment, the Pigment Violet 19 molecule absorbs green light. What we see, is the complementary color: red.

Really Red Violet

There is a second possibility, in which the Pigment Violet 19 molecules can be arranged in the crystal. This structure is called the »beta-phase.« Here, each molecule only has two neighbors, resulting in a chain structure. In this environment, the Pigment Violet 19 molecule absorbs greenish-yellow light. We see the complementary color: a reddish violet.

Our pigments in their

MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM

Colors create a new world. Brazil took center stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair—first as a partner country and second as the focal point of an open-air exhibit by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt entitled »Street-Art Brazil.« Caparol paints helped bring the XL street art from the Pais Bonito to life with 300 liters of universal paint in a variety of hues.

The DAW brand Caparol underscores its commitment to using brilliant and sustainable pigments through its partnership with Clariant to develop unique interior and exterior paints. By donating the paint for the exhibit, Caparol highlighted the need for more color in the city—while simultaneously expressing solidarity, cultural interchange, tolerance, attitude and joy.

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Copyright: © Gais, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz
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Copyright: © Speto, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz
Colors create a new world. Brazil took center stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair—first as a partner country and second as the focal point of an open-air exhibit by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt entitled »Street-Art Brazil.« Caparol paints helped bring the XL street art from the Pais Bonito to life with 300 liters of universal paint in a variety of hues.

The DAW brand Caparol underscores its commitment to using brilliant and sustainable pigments through its partnership with Clariant to develop unique interior and exterior paints. By donating the paint for the exhibit, Caparol highlighted the need for more color in the city—while simultaneously expressing solidarity, cultural interchange, tolerance, attitude and joy.

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Copyright: © Gais, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz
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Copyright: © Speto, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz
Colors create a new world. Brazil took center stage at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair—first as a partner country and second as the focal point of an open-air exhibit by the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt entitled »Street-Art Brazil.« Caparol paints helped bring the XL street art from the Pais Bonito to life with 300 liters of universal paint in a variety of hues.

The DAW brand Caparol underscores its commitment to using brilliant and sustainable pigments through its partnership with Clariant to develop unique interior and exterior paints. By donating the paint for the exhibit, Caparol highlighted the need for more color in the city—while simultaneously expressing solidarity, cultural interchange, tolerance, attitude and joy.

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Copyright: © Gais, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz
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Copyright: © Speto, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2013, Image: Norbert Miguletz

Pigment Red 122 and Pigment Violet 19 fulfill EcoTain® criteria

OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

EcoTain® is our label for sustainability excellence products and solutions showcasing best-in-class performance. They highlight our contributions to a sustainable future and add value to our customers and society as a whole.
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Pigment Red 122 and Pigment Violet 19 fulfill EcoTain® criteria

OUR APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

EcoTain® is our label for sustainability excellence products and solutions showcasing best-in-class performance. They highlight our contributions to a sustainable future and add value to our customers and society as a whole.
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The Benefits

WHY RETHINKING PAYS OUT

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Less Pollution

Quinacridone pigments are based on renewable materials and have an improved ecological footprint. Thus, they support environmental awareness in society.

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SPARKLING COLORS

Quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials produce brilliant colors that are environmentally friendly and on par with petrochemical-based pigments.

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SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

Quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials emphasize sustainability in the entire downstream value chain by reducing petrochemical consumption and boasting a low carbon footprint.

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Dr. Stefan Ohren,
Head of Product Management
High Performance Polycylic Pigments

»Quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials are our commitment to sustainability and our commitment to future generations.«

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Dr. Stefan Ohren,
Head of Product Management
High Performance Polycylic Pigments

»Quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials are our commitment to sustainability and our commitment to future generations.«

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Dr. Stefan Ohren,
Head of Product Management
High Performance Polycylic Pigments

»Quinacridone pigments based on renewable materials are our commitment to sustainability and our commitment to future generations.«

Putting colors

in the right place

Application
Products
Properties
  • Hostaperm® Pink E
  • Hostaperm® Pink E-WD
  • Hostaperm® Pink EB Transp
  • Hostaperm® Pink E 11
  • Hostaperm® Pink E 12
  • Hostaperm® Pink E WD01
  • Hostaperm® Red E3B
  • Hostaperm® Red E5B 02
  • Hostaperm® Red E2B 70
  • Hostaperm® Red Violet ER 02
  • Hostaperm® Pink E Transp 01

Hostaperm® Pink E is a blue shade quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. It’s recommended for paste inks and for solvent and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.
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This pigment is a specially developed version of Hostaperm® Pink E for use in waterborne preparations and tinting systems. Besides high tinctorial strength, it is noted for its pure yellowish shade. In addition, it offers very good light and weathering fastness and outstanding dispersion stability.
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Hostaperm® Pink EB Transp is a highly transparent, pure, bluish version of Pigment Red 122. It has markedly higher tinctorial strength and is markedly bluer than Hostaperm® Pink E. It has very good flocculation stability, good flowability and good gloss in most paint binders.
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This pigment has a high tinctorial strength and outstanding light and weathering fastness at a very wide range of concentrations. It is used in combination with opaque organic orange pigments or molybdate orange for very pure reds and in metallic paints for purple shades and as a shading pigment.
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This pigment is an easily dispersible pigment designed for water-based pigment dispersions, which are used in decorative paints. The pigment is surface-modified with a highly efficient and widely compatible additive. Optimum tinting strength can be achieved in a relatively short time using a dissolver and suitable dispersing agents. This results in a cost-efficient manufacturing.
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This easily dispersible pigment is designed for water-based pigment dispersions which are used in decorative paints. The pigment is surface modified with a highly efficient and widely compatible additive. Optimum tinting strength can be achieved in a relatively short time using a dissolver and suitable dispersing agents. This results in a cost-efficient manufacturing.
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Hostaperm® Red E3B is a very opaque, yellow shade quinacridone pigment with the best fastness properties of this group of pigments. It is substantially more opaque and slightly yellower than Hostaperm® Red E5B 02. Because of its outstanding fastness properties, it can be used in a wide range of concentrations. It gives brilliant yellowish reds when used in combination with opaque organic and inorganic orange pigments.
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Hostaperm® Red E5B 02 is a blue shade, very transparent quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. Recommended for paste inks as well as for solvent and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.
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Hostaperm® Red E2B 70 is a yellow shade, brillant and very opaque quinacridone. In comparison to Hostaperm® Red, it’s higher in covering power, has better rheological properties, easier dispersibility, distinctly improved flocculation stability and a yellower shade. Because of the good flocculation stability, a haze-free high gloss is obtained in paints even at high pigment concentrations.
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Hostaperm® Red Violet ER 02 is a quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. Recommended for paste inks and for solvent and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.
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Hostaperm® Pink E Transp 01 is a transparent, purer version of Pigment Red 122. It has higher tinctorial strength and is somewhat bluer than Hostaperm® Pink E. In most paint binders it possesses very good flocculation stability, good rheological characteristics and good gloss.
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  • PV Fast® Pink E
  • PV Fast® Pink E 01
  • PV Fast® Pink E 01 pc
  • PV Fast® Pink E-LHC
  • PV Fast® Pink E2B
  • PV Fast® Red E3B
  • PV Fast® Red E5B

PV Fast® Pink E is a bluish red pigment with excellent fastness properties and outstanding dispersibility. Suitable for high-end applications and for most plastics. Recommended for fiber, film and thin-wall applications.
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PV Fast® Pink E 01 is a bluish red pigment with excellent fastness properties and therefore suitable for high-end applications and for coloration of most plastics.
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PV Fast® Pink E 01 pc is a bluish red pigment with excellent fastness properties and therefore suitable for high-end applications and for coloration of most plastics. This product is available as a press cake.
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PV Fast® Pink E is a bluish red pigment with excellent fastness properties and outstanding dispersibility. Suitable for high-end applications and for most plastics. Recommended for fiber, film and thin-wall applications. PV Fast Pink E-LHC helps to comply with halogen regulations in the electronic industry.
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PV Fast® Pink E2B is slightly bluer than our standard Pigment Red 122, but with the same excellent fastness properties and therefore suitable for high-end applications and for coloration of most plastics.
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PV Fast® Red E3B is the bluish red shade version of Pigment Violet 19. With its excellent heat resistance and outstanding light and weathering fastness, it is suitable for the most demanding applications.
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PV Fast® Red E5B is a pure bluish red shade, highly transparent version of Pigment Violet 19. It has excellent heat resistance, as well as light and weathering fastness.
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  • Hostaperm® Pink E 02
  • Hostaperm® Pink E 02 pc
  • Hostaperm® Pink E pc

Hostaperm® Pink E 02 is a very strong, transparent and blue shade quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. It’s perfect for paste inks and for solvent and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.
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Hostaperm Pink E 02 pc is a very strong, transparent and blue shade quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. Recommended for paste inks and for solvent- and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks. This product is available as a press cake.
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Hostaperm® Pink E pc is a blue shade quinacridone pigment with the outstanding fastness properties of this group of pigments. It’s recommended for paste inks and for solvent and water-based packaging gravure and flexographic printing inks.
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