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KRONOS pigments for coatings

KRONOS 2044 is a special pigment for emulsion paints, KRONOS 2300 is a universal pigment for industrial
as well as matt flexographic inks. As a result of its’ high coatings and architectural paints. This grade produces
surface, KRONOS 2044 produces the highest hiding particularly bright, neutral tones, as well as glossy
power in interior emulsion paints due to a pronounced coatings in whites. It is particularly recommended for
dry-hiding effect. It is additionally characterised by out- packaging coatings.
standing storage stability in waterborne systems.
KRONOS 2305 was developed specifically for use in
KRONOS 2064 displays low abrasiveness and is an out- electrodeposition coatings, it possesses high hiding
standing pigment for high-gloss gravure and flexographic power together with high resistivity.
inks. Additionally it is a universal pigment for use in in-
dustrial coatings. It is characterised by high tinting KRONOS 2310 produces coatings with very good
strength and hiding power, a high degree of gloss can tinting strength and hiding power, as well as outstanding
be achieved when used in both waterborne and solvent- weather resistance and very good processing properties.
based systems. These characteristics make KRONOS 2310 a pigment
for universal use, especially in waterborne and solvent-
KRONOS 2160 can be used as a universal pigment based systems for all outdoor applications.
and meets very high demands on weather resistance.
It achieves high hiding power in waterborne industrial KRONOS 2315 provides excellent weather resistance
coatings. In solvent-based two-pack polyurethane performance in combination with outstanding tinting
systems it has a positive influence on the pot life and is strength, hiding power and very high gloss. It is a special
therefore particularly suitable for vehicle refinish paint. pigment that meets the toughest demands in exterior
industrial applications.
KRONOS 2190 is a universal pigment for waterborne
and solvent-based paint systems. The principal proper- KRONOS 2360 can be used universally and meets the
ties of this pigment are its outstanding dispersibility and highest weather resistance performance for the latest
excellent tinting strength, together with high gloss. and most demanding coatings. It is equally suited to both
waterborne and solvent based systems, providing
ultimate hiding power and tint strength compared to
similar pigment types. It also has very good dispersibility
that enables production of high gloss coatings with little
gloss haze.

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Optical characteristics
Coatings
Test formulation: stoving enamel based on an acrylic/melamine system
(pigment volume concentration: 18%)

Brightness and tone in white


Brightness L*

98.1
KRONOS 2064
1.9
98.2
KRONOS 2160
1.9
97.6
KRONOS 2190
2.4
98.4
KRONOS 2300
1.9
98.4
KRONOS 2310
1.9
98.5
KRONOS 2315
1.8
98.4
KRONOS 2360
1.8

Tone b*

Relative tinting strength and tone in grey

Relative tinting strength

105
KRONOS 2064
- 7.1
95
KRONOS 2160
- 6.8
103
KRONOS 2190
-7.0
102
KRONOS 2300
- 7.1
100
KRONOS 2310
- 7.0
104
KRONOS 2315
- 7.2
100
KRONOS 2360
- 7.0

Tone b*

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Coatings
Test formulation: waterborne, eggshell-gloss emulsion paint based on acrylic resin
(pigment volume concentration: 28%)

Brightness and tone in white


Brightness L*

97.1
KRONOS 2160
2.0
96.6
KRONOS 2190
2.1
97.4
KRONOS 2300
1.5
97.3
KRONOS 2310
1.5
97.3
KRONOS 2315
1.4
97.2
KRONOS 2360
1.5

Tone b*

Relative tinting strength and tone in grey


Relative tinting strength

99
KRONOS 2160
- 2.6
103
KRONOS 2190
- 2.8
102
KRONOS 2300
- 2.8
101
KRONOS 2310
- 2.8
104
KRONOS 2315
- 2.9
103
KRONOS 2360
- 3.0

Tone b*

The colorimetric values L* and b* characterise the brightness and tone of the coating samples pigmented with
titanium dioxide (DIN 55983). The higher the L* value found for a pigment in white coatings, the greater the
brightness at equal pigment volume concentrations. The higher the b* value found, the greater the yellowness
of the white system.

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Coatings
Test formulation: high-hiding interior emulsion paint based on polyvinyl acetate
(pigment volume concentration: 78%

Brightness and tone in white


Brightness L*

97.8
KRONOS 2044
2.2
97.2
KRONOS 2190
2.3
97.7
KRONOS 2300
1.7

Tone b*

Relative tinting strength and tone in grey

Relative tinting strength

136
KRONOS 2044
- 1.6
103
KRONOS 2190
- 2.5
100
KRONOS 2300
- 2.8

Tone b*

The higher the L* value found for a pigment in grey coatings, the greater is its relative tinting strength.
The more negative the b* value found, the greater the blueness of the grey system. The figures given are mean
values over extended production periods.

The mill base composition and the dispersing machinery are essential parameters in paint manufacture.
The stabilised KRONOS pigments are readily dispersed under a wide variety of formulating and manufacturing
conditions.

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