The reddish copper phthalocyanine pigments
which in addition to other blue and green pigments that are based on the same chemistry are sold by BASF under the Heliogen brand, are characterized by their excellent fastness properties.
The company produces a wide range of pigment technologies including phthalocyanine pigments
, classical azo, HPP azo, benzimidazolone, disazo condensation, anthraquinone, isoindolinone, isoindoline and quinacridone pigments.
Azo and diarylide pigments are used primarily to make yellows but also some reds and oranges, while phthalocyanine pigments
are used primarily to make blues and greens.
Table 8 lists the diffraction data for the blue and green copper phthalocyanine pigments
Aromatic and aliphatic groups provide affinity to organic pigments like phthalocyanine pigments
(blue, green), azo pigments (red, yellow), and polycyclic pigments (purple, pink, red, and yellow).
Warpage issues arise more with some pigments than others, such as green or blue phthalocyanine pigments
Product line includes azo reds and yellows, quinacridones, carbazole violet and phthalocyanine pigments
An important application for Colortherm Yellow in conjunction with organic phthalocyanine pigments
is coloring artificial turf, which is becoming increasingly popular and significantly reduces maintenance costs for stadiums with grass fields.
Further, the continuous upward fluctuation in copper prices, the recent anti-dumping imposed in India on phthalic anhydride and increase in the cost of waste water treatment has increased the prices of finished phthalocyanine pigments
Also, with low cost Asian entrants to the market for simple versions of phthalocyanine pigments
, several customer industries and segments have moved production to China.
imports of phthalocyanine pigments
from Asia are in excess of 12,000 tons per year.
In Trust Chem's four manufacturing plants in Asia, we produce a wide range of pigment technologies including Phthalocyanine Pigments
, Classical Azo, HPP Azo, Benzimidazolone, Disazo Condensation, Anthraquinone, Isoindolinone, Isoindoline and Quinacridone pigments.