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Spectrasense™ – Functional Pigments for NIR Light Management in Automotive, Medical & Electronic Applications

This is a Past Webinar

Smart colorants provide even more than color. While traditional colorants interact with visible wavelength to modify visual appearance, smart colorants impact how an application functions – whether enabling recyclability or LiDAR detection. NIR pigments are already used in various industries like automotive and building & construction among others.

NIR-reflective or NIR-transparent pigments can help to:

  • Reduce heat build-up by lowering absorption of solar radiation
  • Achieve higher thermal comfort
  • Extend lifetime of an application
  • Lower thermal stress for electronics, and
  • Energy savings

Access the webinar presentation and recording wherein Dr. Christof Kujat from Sun Chemical have explained the different technologies and functionalities of NIR-transparent and NIR-absorbing Spectrasense™ pigments and also shared their achievable benefits in various applications:
  • Spectrasense™ Black pigments with high NIR-transparency required for heat management applications and laser welding of black substrates like polyamides or PBT. Also, useful in detecting a plastic part for LiDAR sensors or for sorting purposes to support circular economy.
  • Spectrasense™ IR pigments – highly efficient NIR absorbers used for laser welding in medical applications or as a color filter to improve the quality of sensors or lenses.

Dr. Christof Kujat, Sun Chemical Presented By:
Dr Christof Kujat

Length: 34 min

Why should you view this webinar?

Gain insights on:

  • How Spectrasense™ can provide more then color by absorption, reflection or transmission of defined wavelengths of NIR radiation
  • How solar heat management pigments can reduce the heat build-up resulting in higher thermal comfort, energy savings for cooling and extended lifetime of your application
  • How functional pigments can improve the performance of electronic applications and sensors
  • How functional pigments can provide high jetness and high NIR transparency at the same time and therefore enabling new production methods like laser welding

Who should view this webinar?

  • Marketing Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Brand Managers
  • R&D Managers
  • Consultants
  • Technical Managers
  • Formulators
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Dr Christof Kujat Head of Global Technical Industry Management Plastics - Sun Chemical

Dr. Christof Kujat, Sun Chemical Dr. Christof Kujat studied chemistry at the University of Hannover (Germany) and Stanford University (California, USA). Since June 2007, Dr. Kujat has worked for BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The first 5 years of his career at BASF, he worked in the field of nanotechnology and printed electronics. Afterwards, he was responsible for global pigment development for industrial and decorative coatings. As of April 2018, Dr. Kujat worked as New Business Development Manager and since January 2020 he is heading the Global Technical Industry Management Pigments for Plastics within Colors & Effects, which is now part of Sun Chemical since July 2021.

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