Cool Colors® Chrome Oxide Green (PG17)

Cool Colors® Chrome Oxide Green Pigments PG17 (C.I. 77288) offers high NIR (Near Infrared Reflectance. It is a green Chrome Oxide with chemical formula Cr2O3 and a prismatic/rhombohedral structure. 

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Cool Colors®Chrome Oxide Green pigments are opaque to visible light with high NIR reflectance ("cool" pigment) and properties including ease of dispersion with excellent dimensional stability, resulting in no warping or shrinkage.


FERRO COOL COLORS® ADVANTAGES

The IR-reflective features of our Cool Colors® pigments provide:

  • Increased service life due to less thermal stress and degradation
  • Increased occupant comfort in buildings with cool coatings
  • Reduced energy consumption for air conditioning needs
  • Increased comfort and wearability in fabrics applications 
  • Ability to recycle black parts with NIR based sorting systems, creating economic value and reduced waste disposal

COOL COLORS®  CHROME OXIDE GREEN (PG17) PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

HEAT FASTNESS  LIGHT
FASTNESS
WEATHER FASTNESS  ACID FASTNESS  ALKALI FASTNESS  CEMENT COMPATIBILITY  SOLVENT FASTNESS 
500ºC,
5 min.
Excellent
(8 on blue wool scale)
Excellent 
(5 on grey scale)
Excellent  Excellent  Excellent  Excellent

COOL COLORS®  CHROME OXIDE GREEN (PG17) RECOMMENDED PIGMENTS

  • S Series - Basic Chrome Oxide Green for general applications
  • SMM Series – Micronized Chrome Oxide Greens 
    o SMM-4 –
    Chrome Oxide Green with a bluish shade
    o SMM-6 –
    Chrome Oxide Green with a yellowish shade 
    o SMM-7 –
    Chrome Oxide Green with a yellowish shade 
  • Nubicrom 02 – Highly micronized/high dispersibility Chrome Oxide Green with a yellowish shade

Chrome Oxide Green (PG17) Inorganic Pigments for Plastics

COOL COLORS®CHROME OXIDE GREEN (PG17) APPLICATIONS

IR Plastics:

  • PVC applications including siding and window profiles
  • Agricultural film
  • Plastic roof tiles 
  • Sport fields and synthetic turf/artificial grass
  • Automotive applications including dashboards, steering wheels, and upholstery
  • Fiber applications including garments and carpets
  • Single-ply roofing systems

Cool Coatings:

  • Coil coatings for roofs 
  • Exterior paints for roofs and façades
  • Roof shingles 
  • Sport fields
  • Automotive coatings
  • Camouflage coatings

Constructions / Building Materials:

  • Cementitious stuccos, mortars and grouts
  •  Exterior Insulation Finishing System (EIFS)
  • Ready Mix Concrete
  • Precast concrete blocks and panels
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VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Cool Start-Up Formulas
We provide our customers with start-up formulas made with Ferro's cool pigments that match their "hot" color shades.  We also provide a complete cool pigment formulation guide to assist our customers in achieving the optimum cool performance in their products.

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 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 our colors are matched to Ferro standards or your reference sample, ensuring precise color reproduction from order to order.

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.