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Shepherd Color’s New Blue Pigment Shows Maximum Chromaticity

Published on 2022-04-20. Edited By : SpecialChem

Shepherd-Colors-Blue-Pigment-Launch Shepherd Color announces the launch of their new specialty cobalt aluminate Blue 20G599. This new red-shade blue has the highest red (a*) value and bluest (-b*) mass tone values for the maximum chromaticity possible compared to other blue pigments when matching colors.

With a large leap in color performance, Max Chroma Blue is a C.I. Pigment Blue 28 with world-wide registrations and a broad range of regulatory approvals.

Finds Application in Plastics


Anticipated uses for Max Chroma Blue 20G599 are plastics and engineering polymers, and gel coatings.

It can also be used in high-performance coatings such as coil & extrusion, automotive, industrial, architectural, powder and other coatings. Additional characteristics include:
  • Redder than comparable products
  • More chromatic mass tone color
  • High temperature stability
  • Compatible with special effect pigments
  • Excellent inherent durability for exterior applications

In naming this new blue, what stood out was its chromaticity maximum value; hence ‘Max-Chroma’ or MC Blue was born. MC are also the initials of the Shepherd Color R&D chemist, Dr. Matt Comstock, who developed the product.

This new pigment is an example of Shepherd Color’s role in developing and optimizing cobalt blue pigments for the plastic and coating industries. This pigment addition adds to their extensive color options in the blue color space.

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Source: Shepherd Color


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