Pigment Dispersions to bring your products colours to life

Colour Dispersions

Our colourtone range of pigment dispersions are a versatile product that maintains its colour through the end users process and is used in a wide variety of markets.

These colour dispersions are available in various carrying phthalate and non-phthalate plasticisers, silicone oils and epoxy soya bean oils. Utilising different types of mixers and milling equipment, our colour dispersions can be tailored for viscosity to produce colour dispersions from thick pastes to flowable liquid dispersions.


Colour Management

The pigment concentration profile, additive content and / or colour tolerance levels of each colour dispersion can be evaluated by our colour quality control process.

Supported by our expertise and vast experience in colour formulation, our colour dispersions can be produced with most organic and inorganic colour pigments. Any combination of pigment(s) and plasticisers or specified liquid bases can be developed for a solution to fit your requirements.

Contact our team today on 0151 495 4400 to further discuss your colour dispersion requirements.


Colour Dispersion FAQs

What are pigment dispersions?

A pigment dispersion is a uniform distribution of very fine colour pigment particles in a suitable medium or carrier. Pigment dispersions are comonly used for:

  • Applying colour to the surface of a substrate – an ink film on paper, for example.
  • Mass colouring of plastics

Dispersions are typically created in relatively small batches of the highest concentration of pigment before being diluted, reduced or extended to produce the finished product.

What is pigment dispersion in paint?

Pigments are insoluable particles which impart colour to paint and other materials. Dispersing the correct pigments in paint is a vital part of ensuring the correct colour is achieved.

How do you disperse pigments?

Most pigments come in a dry form which is mixed into a carrier then blended and maixed by high speed or high torque mixing devices and milling processes.

What is water based pigment?

A water based pigment is simply a pigment solution which uses water as the carrier.

How do you check for pigment dispersion?

There are several methods which can be used to check for pigment dispersion – our technical team will be able to provide you with a detailed insight into this.


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