Sun Chemical Launches New Palomar Blue 248-4848 Chemistry at European Coatings Show 2019

Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation Increase Production of Phthalo Blue Pigments

NUREMBERG, GERMANY – March 19, 2019 – During the European Coatings Show 2019, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will introduce its new Palomar Blue 15 248-4848, a high strength phthalocyanine blue pigment specifically developed for automotive OEM applications.

Designed to have a highly desirable neutral flop color in metallic coatings, the new Palomar Blue 15 248-4848 is non-flocculating, non-crystalizing and has excellent rheological and lightfastness characteristics. The patented technology allows formulators to replace their retiring Blue 15:1 pigments.

This new development coincides with the expansion and upgrade of DIC Corporation’s phthalocyanine plant in Karawang, Indonesia. The investment is a response to changes in market conditions and brings manufacturing of key raw materials in-house to ensure uninterrupted supply of key pigments. Among them is Palomar Blue 15:1 248-4816, the industry standard for neutral flop organic pigment.

“The increase in production capacity and our expanded Palomar product line is another example of how Sun Chemical responds to market needs and offers solutions tailor-made for our customers” said Michael Venturini, Marketing Director, Coatings, Sun Chemical Performance Pigments. “It demonstrates Sun Chemical and DIC Corporation’s technology leadership and ongoing commitment to our customers in delivering an uninterrupted supply of strategic high quality blue pigments. We’re pleased to take the uncertainty out of the marketplace when it comes to the highly desired non-flop blues.”

To learn more about Palomar Blue 15:1 248-4848 pigments, please visit Sun Chemical’s booth located in Hall 4, Stand 4-353 at the European Coatings Show 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany on March 19-21, 2019, or visit

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Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at



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