MANCHESTER, UK — HMG Paints has further expanded its Unit Lite mixing scheme with the addition of two new lead-free high-opacity colorants. A high opacity Green Shade Yellow and Red Shade Yellow are now available for HMG’s customer base and distributor network.

The two new colorants are replacements for lead-containing colorants, and a host of new formulas have been added utilizing the high-opacity colorants. The change to lead-free colorants doesn’t equal a drop-in performance as seen in many other systems on the market.

“Following an intense research and development project, we were able to provide a lead-free replacement without compromising on quality,” said Steve Hutton, HMG Color Manager. “These two new additions have high pigment loading that produces superior color opacity and high lightfastness rating, meaning increased resistance to fading or color change due to exposure to sunlight or an artificial light source.”

The new colorants allow users to switch with confidence and further benefit from the over 250,000 color formulations available via the Unit Lite mixing scheme and ColourBase formulation software, including BS, RAL and commercial vehicle shades.

The company’s Unit Lite mixing scheme is a standalone tinting system that offers HMG and its nationwide distributors a virtually unlimited color palette for all order sizes across an extensive range of HMG base coatings.

Packed into 2.5 litre cans and ready for use on a standard mixing machine. Unit Lite comprises around 20 solid tinters, five aluminum tinters for metallic finishes, and five unique reduced-strength colorants, for more accurate tinting of pale and pastel shades.

Unit Lite is a highly flexible tinting system, covering topcoats, basecoats, undercoats and primers, as well as a variety of sheen levels, textures and finishes.

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