Pigments are key ingredients in Coatings formulations. They provide two types of main benefits to any coating: aesthetics and functionality. Being very important the decorative aspect pigments offer, they are more than just color. They can increase the overall performance of the protecting color coating by enhancing its durability and increasing the protection of the substrate.
Inorganic Pigments have been present in the chemical composition of Coatings for centuries e.g. Iron Oxides in their original natural form. Inorganic pigments are highly appreciated in Coatings because of their:
Good rheological behaviour
Excellent light and weather fastness
Excellent organic solvent resistance
Good heat fastness (when required)
Moreover, and with a few well-known exceptions, inorganic pigments are generally safe in processing and final-use and environmentally-friendly too.