Nano-Micro Pigment Composites for High Performance Paints
In this work, novel types of colored, organic and water based paints have been developed. These paints can be produced less expensively and have equivalent or better properties compared to existing paints in the market. These new paints use organic nanocrystalline dyes (about 10 nm in size), which produce the various colors by absorption. The results are achieved with pigment composites containing nano-Cu-phthalocyanine (CuPC) pigment crystallites and finely precipitated and ground micro Al(OH)3 distance-holder (“spacer”) disks.
P. J. Szabó and T. Berecz
M. Mara et al., "Nano-Micro Pigment Composites for High Performance Paints", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 659, pp. 203-208, 2010