Clariant’s Pigments Business Unit is showcasing its broad portfolio of high-performance and economical organic pigments that meet the exact demands for automotive, decorative and industrial coatings at Tabletop #52.

Clariant delivers color solutions addressing not only customers’ color requirements but also the demanding performances and durability expected in various applications of automotive OEM and refinish coatings. Clariant’s biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the color areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future. The collection of automotive styling shades is based on Clariant’s color know-how and observations of social trend, topics and industry developments. The Trendbook includes analysis of color popularity and offers innovative solutions based on its organic pigments. Clariant is one of the only pigment producers worldwide spearheading color trend forecasting for the automotive industry.

Clariant offers a complete range of organic pigments and dispersions for use in all types of industrial coatings applications, from general purpose to high performance. The established 70 grade pigments represent the industry standard for lead-free formulations and are characterized by high opacity and excellent rheology.

Clariant’s wide organic pigment and dispersion portfolio offers users a complete range for all types of interior or exterior architectural coatings, from general-purpose to high-performance grades. The company’s easily dispersible pigments for water-based applications offer an economical alternative to in-house manufacturing of colorants and do not require milling. Low-VOC pigment dispersions also improve operational efficiencies and capacity utilization while at the same time reducing the overall cost of pigment usage for point of sale and in-plant applications. Clariant has captured the IR-reflectance benefits by selecting a range of dispersions suitable for exterior façade coatings to complement the unique properties of Colanyl Oxide Black IR 500.

Clariant provides customers with solutions, enabling them to protect wood and enhance its natural beauty. The company assits customers in the production of decorative stains or wood coatings ranging from traditional solventborne wood stains and clear wood finishes, to environmentally friendlier systems like water-based, water-miscible and UV-curable wood coatings.

Clariant inaugurated its new production plant for water-based pigment dispersions in Mexico. The new plant doubles Clariant’s annual production capacity for water-based pigment dispersions and enhances the ability to serve customers across North and Latin America. The capacity increase for water-based pigment dispersions will enable Clariant to improve its support for the region’s current and emerging market segments including decorative and industrial coatings.