Ferro Performance Pigments and Colors (PPC) develops, produces, and markets color stains, special glasses, glazes, decoration colors, and special coating materials for the ceramics industry, as well as pigments for the paint and plastic industries.
We are continuously testing new concepts and bringing new products to market, and the strength of our product portfolio lies in its combination of time-tested products and cutting-edge innovations. With a rich heritage of expertise to draw from, we work in partnership with our customers to find creative solutions to their problems and needs, and work to meet the challenges of changing economic conditions, evolving markets, and increasingly complex legislation. Also, it is our mutual desire to protect the environment and as a result, we are always ready with the most creative and ambitious new products to meet our customers' needs.
Performance Pigments and Colors includes three business units:
Ferro Dinnerware Systems offers decoration colors and auxiliaries, brilliant dispersible glaze stains (InstantColor®, body stains, inclusions pigments, frits, and glazes for the dinnerware and ceramic art industries). Our newest product line is Xpression organic colors used in decals to decorate a wide variety substrates for both indoor and outdoor use.
Industrial Specialties markets frits, glazes, special glasses, and stains for the roof tile industry, sanitary ware industry, stove tile producers, and for the industrial ceramics industry. The products are used for functional applications as well as for coloring purposes.
Pigment Systems markets inorganic color pigments for the paint, plastic, and concrete industry. Ferro's pigments (also recognized under the brand names GEODE®, Cool Colors®, and Eclipse®) help to color the material world. Our pigments are incorporated into a variety of industrial coatings and plastics. Typical end uses for Ferro pigments include coil coatings, powder coatings, transportation finishes, vinyl siding and windows, automotive interiors, food packaging, toys, artists' colors, concrete and stone, and lawn and garden equipment.