Pigment dispersions consist of finely ground pigments, typically in liquid form, that find application in a variety of industries, including paints, coatings, inks, and more, to provide vibrant and consistent color. Color concentrates are highly concentrated materials intended to achieve specific colors or shades. These concentrates are commonly incorporated into base materials or products to introduce or modify their color, making them stand out when mixed with other materials. To excel in their role, pigment dispersions and color concentrates must deliver full color value, exhibit broad compatibility, and maintain excellent stability, all while maximizing production efficiency.
This is where NUOSPERSE® dispersants come into play. NUOSPERSE® multifunctional dispersing agents go beyond the typical surfactant functions. Whether used as additives or as the grinding vehicles for highly concentrated dispersions, they effectively wet and deflocculated pigments, all without causing foaming or negatively impacting the final coating's film properties.