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Next generation of pigment dispersions

The broad diversity of industrial coating bases can add complexity to tinting and lead to costly reformulating in order to achieve an exact color match. Manufacturers frequently experience problems such as color float, rub-up, or inconsistent tinting; finally, a true “drop-in” solution is available for industrial coatings.

The next generation of pigment dispersions for solvent-borne industrial coatings, Hostatint™ SI, has been engineered to eliminate reformulation across base types while ensuring the highest pigment quality and batch consistency. Join us for this educational webinar to learn about this new global product range and to experience the new benchmark in pigment dispersions.


Date: June 11 | 2:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Registration: Secure a place today to discover the new generation of pigment dispersions for solvent-based systems.

Speaker Information

Andreas Harz is the Head of Dispersions for the Americas at Colorants Solutions USA, a Clariant company. He joined Clariant in 1998 and has had previous roles with Clariant as Head of Research and Development, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager and Global Product Manager. His 22 years with Clariant have all been in the Pigments Business Unit where he has served the Paint and Coatings industry. In his current role as Product Manager for Dispersions, Andreas pioneered new product development and new applications. He holds a degree in Chemical Process Engineering from Fachhochschule Mannheim.

Dr. Romesh Kumar Kumar is the Sr. Technical Sales Manager for North America at Colorants Soultions USA, a Clariant company. His expertise includes colorants & applications, color measurement and other related subjects. He began his carrier with American Hoechst Corporation, and is in the pigment industry for 40 years. His responsibilities include sales and technical training, and promoting new technologies for the Paint and Coatings industry. He teaches “Pigments for Coatings” to business professionals in educational programs at University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg), and North Dakota State University (Fargo). Educated at Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), has made several presentations about pigment applications, and color measurement at both national and international events, and continues to do so. He is a member of Inter Society Color Council, American Coatings Association, and LAST professional organizations.

Zachary Hays is the Regional Head of Marketing for the Americas at Colorants Solutions USA, a Clariant company. He started his career as a Packaging Engineer in the consumer packaged goods industry and has worked with some of the most recognized brands in North America over the past 20 years. With previous roles in packaging, global strategic sourcing, product development, product management and marketing, he joined Clariant in 2019. He is currently the Regional Head of Marketing, Americas for the Pigments business unit and holds a B.S and M.S. from Michigan State University as well as an M.B.A. for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will develop an understanding of:

- Common challenges in tinting industrial coatings

- Formulation challenges across base chemistries

- Solutions to improve tinting consistency and compatibility

-How to minimize reformulating for different industrial coating bases

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