Water-based Pigments have no VOCs or glycol.

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Series 50-990 includes 14 single-pigment masstone dispersions, all consisting of finely milled pigments in blend of water, additives, and binder. All versions can be mixed and incorporated into high-viscosity water-reducible resins and low-viscosity lattices and resins. Applications include industrial coatings, wood coatings, office furniture finishes, plastic coatings, and coil coatings.

Original Press Release:

Plasticolors Offers New Zero VOC and Glycol-Free, Universal Pigment Dispersions for Water-Based Coatings

ASHTABULA, Ohio (February 11, 2002) - Plasticolors Inc. a leading supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the paint, coatings, caulk, sealants and plastics industries, introduced a new line of universal, water-based pigment dispersions for paint and coatings formulations. The 50-990 line is composed of 14 single-pigment masstone dispersions, all of which contain zero VOC and are glycol free.

"The newly developed technology consists of finely milled pigments in a blend of water, additives, and a unique binder," said Scott Becker, Plasticolors Chief Operating Officer. "This binder is designed for maximum compatibility and color strength development with minimal impact on the properties of the finished coating.

Through testing, Becker explained, the 50-990 products have proven to have wider compatibility as compared to competitive products recommended for water reducible and industrial aqueous emulsions for air dry and bake systems. "This is especially true with the newer, harder to pigment epoxy chemistries," he said.

During the blending Process, 50-990 pigment dispersions can be easily mixed and incorporated into both high-viscosity water-reducible resins and low-viscosity lattices and resins. All of the 50-990 products are controlled for viscosity to allow for easy adaptation to in-plant tinting machines.

The 50-990 products are designed to meet multiple formulator needs, from traditional aqueous coatings to zero VOC coatings. This means that only one universal water line is needed.

Recommended uses include industrial maintenance coatings, marine coatings, wood coatings, plastic coatings, coil coatings, office furniture finishes, and other high performance protective coatings.

Plasticolors manufactures products for customers in the automotive, appliance, equipment, electrical, consumer, and construction industries. The company's colorants can be found in a wide variety of products including interior and exterior automotive components, epoxy flooring, electrical and appliance housings and a myriad of other paints, coatings, and molded comrosite applications. The company has earned ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and QS 9000 certifications.

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