Color our future lead free

Conscious is colorful:

We prove it with pigment alternatives that enable a colorful and lead free future.

For several years, lead chromate has been suspected to negatively impact human health. In addition, lead chromate is toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects. That’s why we have been working on alternatives that color our future lead free.

Many countries already introduced legislations for banning lead chromate pigments or are currently preparing such measures. With a wide range of lead free alternatives, we support you to find the best solution for your respective coatings applications.

Color and performance requirements vary from application to application and this needs to be considered when choosing the appropriate lead free pigment combination. With many years of application expertise, the broadest pigment portfolio and the necessary color matching support, we offer a range of attractive solutions for lead chromate replacement.

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You are looking for more information about global elimination of lead paint? A new policy brief by the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), whose secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) was published in October 2020. The document highlights the importance of multi-stakeholder collaboration for the elimination of lead paint. Colors & Effects® contributed to the SAICM Policy Brief with an expert statement. 

Thanks to its high chroma our new hybrid Pacific Orange expands the orange color space and merges the most beneficial properties of its organic and inorganic components. Compared to other high performing orange pigments it offers outstanding weather resistance and good opacity in addition to its high temperature and superior chemical resistance.

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Our pigment selection for lead free paints and coatings

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Discover the closest coloristical fit to lead chromates with Paliotan® - suitable for all performance levels!

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Explore Pacific Yellow, enabling best performance balance for solvent and water- based systems.

Combine highly durable Sicotan® with organic pigments and gain an advantage over titanium dioxide-based formulations.

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Obtain the highest chroma with Paliotol® to enable the most critical shades.

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Use the Irgazin® portfolio for the most durable organic pigments.

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With Sicopal® you achieve the best hiding in combination with high chroma and excellent durability.

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Georg Doering v2

Contact Georg Doering for a personal consultation on lead chromate replacement for your individual application!

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Become lead free throughout all coatings applications!

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Architectural Coatings
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Automotive Coatings and Refinish
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Industrial Coatings / ACE
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Coil Coatings
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Powder Coatings
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Marine and Protective Coatings
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Road Marking
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Produce lead free plastics!

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Benefit from the outstanding coloring efficiency of our broad food contact approved Paliotol® Yellow K 1750 - the optimal choice for demanding PO processes.

Use Irgazin® Yellow K 2060 for indoor and outdoor applications: The product is recommended for high performance PVC, PO and styrenics applications.

Get to know our brilliant mid shade orange pigment Paliotol® Orange K 2920, the economic alternative for packaging and consumer goods.

The inorganic greenish shade Sicotan® Yellow K 1011 / FG shows ultimate performance, is suitable for all polymers and applications and is non-warping in HDPE injection molding.

Use the robust inorganic opaque green Sicopal® Yellow K 1165 FG in demanding processes in polyamide, other engineering polymers and polyester fiber applications.

Inorganic Sicopal® Orange K 2430 is an excellent alternative to achieve orange and yellow shade reds and is especially suitable for high demanding processes, polymers and applications.

The inorganic opaque yellow shade Sicopal® Red K 3050 FK is label free and provides outstanding processing behavior, excellent chemical resistance and outstanding durability.

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Lindy Lin

Contact Lindy Lin for a personal consultation about lead chromate replacement in plastics.

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Read the UN policy brief
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