Liquid Paste Colorants for Thermosets

Ferro's PDI® color dispersions are formulated for use in thermoset resins and are available in a wide range of resin-matched vehicles for polyester, epoxy and polyurethane resins, as well as for PVC and silicone formulations.

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Ferro PDI® color dispersions are smooth, workable pastes comprised of the high-quality pigments dispersed in a range of liquid and paste vehicles. Dispersions range in viscosity from pourable liquids to heavy pastes, depending on the type of pigment used. 

Ferro liquid paste colorants for thermosets are available in several forms: standard single pigment color dispersions, which are high single pigment loading specially processed for maximum strength, uniformity and economy; standard color blends, which are two or more single pigment base colors that are more rapidly produced; and as custom blends tailored for each customer.

Color dispersions are 100% reactive and/or compatible with thermoset resin systems that virtually eliminate effects on physical properties and, together with high pigment concentrations, enable the thermoset processor to economically achieve consistent coloration with great ease. 

The inorganic and organic pigment types we include in dispersions are designed for specific properties including: heat stability, light stability, chemical resistance, fluorescence, pearlescence, aluminum-based, special effects, heavy metal free, and FD&C and FDA compliance.


THE VEHICLES WE OFFER INCLUDE:

  • Unsaturated polyester

  • Epoxy

  • Polyester polyol

  • Polyether polyol

  • High molecular weight polyether polyol

  • Silicone

  • ESO plasticizer

  • DINP plasticizer

  • DIDP plasticizer

  • Non-phthalate plasticizers

  • Ferro can also incorporate color and specific additives, such as flame retardants, into custom dispersions utilizing proprietary vehicles provided by our customers. 

     

     Recommended series  Carrier/Vehicle Description   Applications 
     PDI Type 11 Unsaturated Polyester Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on unsaturated, unstyrenated polyester resin, 100% solids, totally reactive with all polyester resin formulations Polyester: casting, corrugated sheets, flat panels, gel coats, impregnation, match metal bonding compounds (SMC, BMC, TMC, Preform), pultrusion, RTM (Resin Transfer Molding)
     PDI Type 16 Low viscosity Unsaturated Polyester Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a low viscosity unsaturated, unstyrenated polyester resin, 100% solids, totally reactive with all polyester resin formulations Polyester: casting, corrugated sheets, flat panels, gel coats, impregnation, match metal bonding compounds (SMC, BMC, TMC, Preform), pultrusion, RTM (Resin Transfer Molding)
     PDI Type 22 Epoxy Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a special epoxy resin, 100% solids, epoxy equivalent weight (EEW) 182 to 192, totally reactive in all epoxy resin formulations Epoxy: aggregate panels, cast elastomers, electrical components, epoxy reinforced fiber composites, highway marking, industrial coatings, printed circuit boards, seamless floors, transfer coatings
     PDI Type 33 Polyester Polyol Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a general purpose, urethane grade polyester polyol, hidroxyl number 220, M/WT 500, 100% solids, totally reactive with all polyester polyurethane formulations Urethane: flexible/rigid/semirigid foams, RIM (Reaction Injection Molding), self skinning and high density molded foams, urethane elastomers (castings, films, coatings)
     PDI Type 34 Polyether Polyol Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a general purpose, urethane grade polyether polyol, hidroxyl number 56, M/WT 3000, 100% solids, totally reactive with all polyether polyurethane formulations. Also available as "dry" color dispersions, specially processed to eliminate moisture from virgin polymer resin vehicles and pigments e.g. processors using 4, 4´ diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) prepolymers Urethane: flexible/rigid/semirigid foams, RIM (Reaction Injection Molding), self skinning and high density molded foams, urethane elastomers (castings, films, coatings)
     PDI Type 35 High molecular weight Polyether Polyol Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a special purpose, urethane grade polyether polyol, hidroxyl number 35, M/WT 4800, 100% solids, totally reactive with all polyether polyurethane formulations. Urethane: flexible/rigid/semirigid foams, RIM (Reaction Injection Molding), self skinning and high density molded foams, urethane elastomers (castings, films, coatings)
     PDI Type 46  DIDP Plasticizer Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on Di-isodecyl phthalate, a monomeric phthalate, 100% solids, automotive grade which exhibits excellent film permanency with "low fogging" characteristics. Totally compatible with PVC and a wide range of thermoplastic resins Coated fabrics, coatings, gaskets, organizols, plastisols, sealants, pipes
     PDI Type 47  ESO Plasticizer Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on Epoxidized-Soyabean-Oil, a polymeric type epoxy plasticizer, 100% solids, totally compatible with PVC and a wide range of thermoplastic resins Coated fabrics, coatings, gaskets, organizols, plastisols, sealants, pipes
     PDI Type 48 DINP Plasticizer Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on Di-isononyl phthalate, a monomeric phthalate, 100% solids, totally compatible with PVC and a wide range of thermoplastic resins Coated fabrics, coatings, gaskets, organizols, plastisols, sealants, pipes
     PDI Type 49 Non-Phthalate Plasticizer  Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on non-phthalate plasticizer, 100% solids, totally compatible with PVC and a wide range of thermoplastic resins Coated fabrics, coatings, gaskets, organizols, plastisols, sealants, pipes
     PDI Type 61  Silicone Liquid/Paste Color Dispersion based on a general purpose silicone carrier that is compatible with all silicone formulations Silicone: RTV1 and RTV2 sealants, coatings, heat cured molding, liquid silicone injection molding


    VALUE ADDED SERVICES

    Advanced Color Matching
    Ferro technicians combine their talents with today's most advanced computer color analysis equipment to offer our customers precise color matching services. Our spectrophotometry process minimizes metamerism, speeds up color matching, ensures consistent quality and helps identify the pigment combination that produces any given color for the lowest possible cost and the right performance characteristics, including outdoor durability and NIR reflectance.

    Ferro can match your color chip/drawdown or we can refer to complete files of OSHA, Munsel, RAL, Federal Standard 595 Series or Pantone® matching systems to achieve your reference number. All of our colors are matched to Ferro standards or your reference sample, ensuring precise color reproduction from order to order.

    Providing Formulation Guides/Assistance with Startup Formula Creation
    We assist customers in their product development efforts to ensure regulatory compliance (e.g., usage in food, cosmetics) and desired performance including anticorrosion, outdoor durability and NIR reflectance.

     

    Ferro Pigments Lab
    Local Laboratory Testing 
    Our laboratory facility teams support customers’ production and development activities, including accelerated corrosion testing, weatherability testing, heat build-up and total solar reflectance testing, and migration testing.

    Custom Formulations
    We work closely with our customers to co-innovate and develop customized high-performing and economical coloring solutions based on application requirements and operational processing needs, including custom formulations for paints, coatings, cement, concrete, inks, ceramics, glass, leather, metal, and plastics.

    Custom Manufacturing
    Ferro provides custom manufacturing services to add value to specific projects, particularly in cases which our production facilities and know-how allow our customers to reach cost-efficiency targets or attain higher performing final products.


    Toll Manufacturing
    For customers who need additional manufacturing capabilities, we provide a full range of manufacturing capacities, from pilot runs to full-scale production.