BARCELONA, Spain – Nubiola, a specialized producer of inorganic pigments with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain, has received the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Coatings Industry.

The award recognizes individuals and companies that have developed new ideas, methodologies, products or technologies resulting in energy savings and more responsible clean manufacturing in the coatings industry.

A panel of independent judges for technical and product excellence has singled out Nubiola’s zinc-free anticorrosive pigments, the Nubirox 300 Series, for their technological contribution to China’s coatings industry. Pigments in the Nubirox 300 Series, Nubirox 301 and Nubirox 302, are calcium strontium phosphosilicate-based anticorrosive pigments, the latter having an additional organic surface treatment. Both products provide excellent direct anodic inhibition from the combination of the calcium and strontium cations. The organic surface treatment used in Nubirox 302 gives improved wetting and compatibility with different binders and reduces the pigment–binder interface. They can be used in a wide variety of water- and solvent-based binders.