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BASF unveils new pigment for plastics industry

Global chemical company BASF has introduced a new red shade yellow pigment, Paliotol Yellow K 1750, which offers the plastics industry fresh coloring opportunities for indoors.

Designed for use with polyolefin (PO) and poly-vinyl chloride (PVC) plastic through extrusion or molding processes, the Paliotol Yellow K 1750 pigment can be used for indoor consumer goods such as toys and packaging.

The pigment is expected to replace heavy metal and diarylide pigments, as well as over-specified color formulations in certain applications.

The new yellow pigment exhibits better color strength, opacity, processing stability and resistance to bleeding in water and migration.

BASF plastic additives business director Florencio Topete said the new Paliotol Yellow K 1750 is part of the company’s wide range of additives and colorants.

"BASF’s product innovation, technical community, knowledge of regulatory landscape and global footprint that supports security of supply all demonstrate the added value we offer to customers," Topete added.