Cool Colors® Ultramarine Blue (PB29)

Cool Colors® Pigment Blue 29 (C.I. 77007) is a blue Ultramarine (Sodium Aluminum Sulfosilicate) with chemical formula Na8-x[(Al,Si)12]O24(Sy)2.

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Cool Colors® PB29 ultramarine blue pigments offer a unique reddish blue shade that has the ability to make whiter whites, grays more blue and deepr black shades. They are semi-transparent to visible light and transparent to NIR ("cool pigment").

The cool performance delivered by PB29 Ultramarine Blue pigments is highly dependent on the substrate and formulation.

Cool Colors® PB29 ultramarine blue pigment properties include 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 for 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® 
ULTRAMARINE BLUE (PB29) PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS

HEAT FASTNESS  LIGHT
FASTNESS
WEATHER FASTNESS  ACID FASTNESS  ALKALI FASTNESS  CEMENT COMPATIBILITY  SOLVENT FASTNESS 
350ºC,
5 min.
Excellent
(8 on blue wool scale)
Excellent 
(4-5 on grey scale)
Low
Except Acid Resistance Series
 Excellent   Low
Except Nubicem Series
Excellent


COOL COLORS® ULTRAMARINE BLUE (PB29) RECOMMENDED PIGMENTS

 

RECOMMENDED PIGMENTS   PROPERTIES
P series Basic Ultramarine Blues for general applications, including plastics
Nubix series High dispersibility, narrow colorimetric tolerance, low moisture and low free-sulfur content Ultramarine Blues
Nubiperf seriesVery high dispersibility, narrow colorimetric tolerance, low moisture and low free-sulfur content Ultramarine Blues
Nubiperf SRD A super reddish Ultramarine Blue pigment with the folllowing properties:
1) Ability to create unique reddish blue shades
2) Avoids the use of tiny, problematic amounts of red/violet organic pigments to shade blues
3) Ability to tint whites and reduce polymer’s yellowness with a unique, neutral shade
Nubiflow Very high dispersibility Ultramarine Blue pigment with narrow colorimetric tolerance, low moisture and low free-sulfur content, highly recommended for fibers and very thin films
Nubiperf FCP (Food and Cosmetics Packaging) series A very low free-sulfur content Ultramarine Blue pigment with very high dispersibility, narrow colorimetric tolerance, and low moisture content
Ultramarine Blues Highly recommended Ultramarine Blue pigment for sensitivity to odor and taste applications
Nubiperf AR (new generation acid resistant grade) series Encapsulated grade Ultramarine Blue pigment that shows high acid resistance in use and good dispersibility, highly recommended for PVC, POM or any other polymer in contact with acids or that can release acids during the service life
LD series Low dust, free-flowing Ultramarine Blues for plastics
T series Silicone coated Ultramarine Blues for inks and specialty plastics
C series High-purity Ultramarine Blues for cosmetics applications
Nubicoat series Ultramarine Blues specifically designed and quality controlled for coatings applications
 Nubicoat HWR New generation, encapsulated Ultramarine Blue pigment to enhance acid and weather fastness, suitable for indoor and outdoor applications
 Nubicoat HTS Recommended for indoor and outdoor applications (for outdoor applications, only for use with highly cross-linked resins and/or highly stabilized-to-UV systems and/or high resistance to industrial/acid environment systems)
Nubicem series Specifically designed to be compatible with cementitious formulations, highly alkaline coatings, paints over highly alkaline substrates, and lime paints
Nubicem B-101 Cement-compatible Ultramarine Blue for indoor and outdoor applications (for outdoor applications, only for use when contact with water or high humidity is not severe as in dry areas or when the formulation is highly hydrophobic)
Nubicem B-201 Cement-compatible Ultramarine Blue modified with Cobalt Blue for the most demanding applications

 

Ultramarine Blue PB29 Inorganic Pigment for building Application

COOL COLORS® ULTRAMARINE BLUE (PB29) APPLICATIONS

IR Plastics:

  • PVC applications including siding and window profiles
  • Agricultural film
  • Plastic roof tiles
  • Sports fields and synthetic turf / artificial grass
  • Automotive applications including dashboards, steering wheels, and upholstery
  • Fiber applications including garments and carpets
  • Single-ply roofing systems
  • Black coloration of plastics to be recycled by NIR sensor sorting systems

Cool Coatings:

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

Construction / 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 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.