Inorganic pigments are derived from natural minerals or ores, they are oxides, sulfides, or kinds of metallic components etc. Such as iron oxide, titanium dioxide, cadmium sulfides, complex inorganic pigments. Most inorganic pigments exhibit low chroma, low tinting strength, but high opacity. Organic pigments are made from complex carbon chemistry, so organic pigments can offer high chroma, high tinting strength, as well as exceptional transparency. Considering the advantages of inorganic pigments and organic pigments, they can be mixed to form a new pigment with their advantages.
Inorganic pigments’ molecular structure formula is not formed by carbon chains or rings, it consists of dry ground minerals, such as metals, metallic salts. Due to the composition, inorganic pigments are more insoluble than organic pigments. Because of the simple composition, inorganic pigments are favored by excellent lightfastness and low cost to widely used in paints and coatings, they also do not fade quickly when exposing to light, on the other hand, inorganic pigments also have drawbacks, especially when coming to more and more strict new environmental laws about toxicity, some of them have been prohibited to be used, such as lead chrome pigments, cadmium pigments and hexavalent chromium pigments.
Epsilon offers high quality inorganic pigments, which exhibit high performance, good opacity, easy dispersion, high heat fastness, lightfastness, weather resistance, chemical resistance and no bleeding or pigment migration. Our inorganic pigments are iron oxides, which mainly used in paints, coatings and construction materials; carbon black, which mainly used in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics, rubber, cable and wire; titanium dioxide, which mainly used in paints, coatings, printing inks, plastics, masterbatches, papers; chrome pigments, which mainly used in paints, coatings, plastics, leathers, refractory, metallurgical products; ultramarine blue, which mainly used in paints, coatings, plastics; Prussian blue, which mainly used in paints, coatings, printing inks; complex inorganic pigments are high heat resistance and possess strong coloring strength, mainly applied in paints, coatings, plastics, masterbatches, enamel, glass, ceramics, high grade ink, high-end art pigment, permanently color patch, far-infrared materials etc.