Sun Chemical Launches Two New eXpand!® Stir-in Pigment Preparations for the Coatings Market

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – September 7, 2023 – Sun Chemical has launched two new stir-in pigment preparations for the coatings market—eXpand!® Yellow ST 1018 and eXpand!® Black ST 9005.

eXpand! Yellow ST 1018 combines intense chroma with reduced scattering and high transparency which enables the formulation of a new generation of stylings in automotive coatings. The eXpand! Black ST 9005 stir-in solution delivers outstanding jetness and a unique black shade due to reduced scattering.

“Automotive coatings formulators are constantly looking for exciting new colors for their vehicles and we’re thrilled to deliver two new options,” said Javier Morcillo-Ruiz, Technical Director and Senior Pigment Expert for Automotive Coatings, Colors Materials, Sun Chemical. “The reduced scattering of eXpand! Black ST 9005 and the superior chroma of eXpand! Yellow ST 1018 open up new color spaces for automotive stylings.”

Fully compatible with modern automotive waterborne coating systems, eXpand! stir-in pigment preparations offer unprecedented color depth and enable enhanced sparkle, flop and gloss. These advanced pigments combine high transparency with a high tinting strength for unique more intensive shades with lower scattering.

The stir-in capacity paired with a small particle size and narrow distribution makes this pigment preparation easily dispersible, reducing time involved in the production process as opposed to conventional milling methods. New, previously unseen effect characteristics are also possible due to the reduced scatter formulation.

To learn more about Sun Chemical’s eXpand! stir-in pigment preparations, visit:

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About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, color and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical is continuously working to promote and develop sustainable solutions to exceed customer expectations and better the world around us. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

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 website at or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.



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