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Demanding Applications

Be ahead with pigments for high temperature polymers

Sensitive Applications

Discover high purity for food contact materials & toys

Sustainable Solutions

Contribute to the circular economy. Discover recyclable black.


Our global team of experts innovates to offer the plastics & fibers industries the breadth and depth of color for sustainable performance. We provide our customers with reliable quality and processing behavior as the industry reference for regulatory standards.

Supported by in-depth application know-how, we differentiate with: 

  • High performance pigments and preparations that run the XtraMile for our customers
  • Portfolio that outperforms for sensitive applications 
  • IR light management functional solutions that enable laser welding or plastics recycling

Pigments for demanding plastics applications

Fiber coloration is one of the most challenging plastics processes due to a unique combination of polymer and pigment. Meeting benchmark certifications like ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® starts with the right high-quality pigment. 

Explore our broad portfolio for fibers on Pigment Finder as well as our fibers page that highlights solutions across the color spectrum.

Our pigments can take the heat! With outstanding heat resistance and chemical stability, they perform durably in end-use applications. Thanks to excellent processing and dispersibility properties, they are ideal for demanding applications.

Discover the portfolio for engineering plastics on Pigment Finder.

Pigment Preparations

Delivering Sustainable Economic Advantage

Pigment preparations are fully dispersed, free-flowing, and easy to meter. With advantages like shorter change-over times and easier cleaning for production lines, they are gaining momentum as we engineer new color solutions. Learn more.

Explore pigment preparations on Pigment Finder.

Pigments for sensitive applications

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Packaging & Consumer Goods, Toys

Our dedicated sensitive applications portfolio fulfills the latest regulatory requirements backed by regularly updated Food Contact Certificates (FCC). With expertise in pigment manufacturing and product toxicology, we support and facilitate our customers' compliance along the value chain.

Explore Pigment Finder for our pigments for sensitive applications.

Pigments for sustainable solutions

Our solutions for NIR light management empower new design possibilities and enable cutting-edge technologies, like laser welding and 3D printing. While dark surfaces with standard black pigments intensely absorb solar energy and convert it to heat, our functional black pigments for solar heat management can be used to formulate systems that reflect sun radiation.

Learn about our pigments for NIR light management.

Sustainability in plastics is not just a hot topic, it’s a driving force. Plastics remain one of the most versatile design materials. That’s why we want to help our customers create new, sustainable design possibilities with our pigment technologies.

Effect pigments for plastics

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We have a broad range of effects pigments that extends the color space by creating new styling options and formulation flexibility. Whether you need a high sparkle effect, color travel or shimmering look, we have the effect pigment to suit your design. 


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