The world needs paint for protective purposes and to bring color into people’s lives. Paint is described as any pigmented liquid applied to a surface, as a thin layer drying to a film. Paint is used to add color, protect surfaces, and provide texture. Every day, paint formulators and manufacturers strive to create paints that are durable, easier to produce, more sustainable, and safer (containing less potentially harmful ingredients). The correct pigment dispersants help achieve all this and more – due to their compatibility and versatility. Dispersants are the matchmakers in paint.
Consumers and businesses alike want wall paint with great pigment color that lasts – and is resistant to scratches and marks (as well as water and sunlight). Pigment dispersants help paint formulators create better-performing wall paint that complies with the latest trends– for a healthier, more sustainable product with low odor, fewer VOCs, and less need for chemical surfactants and co-dispersants. Our Xiran Dispersant technology has been shown to achieve this, all while maintaining excellent color properties.
Beautiful wooden furniture has an emotional connection for many people. Subject to daily wear and tear, furniture such as desks, chairs, and tables, are in need of more than just esthetics. Formulators add pigment dispersants by harmonizing the ingredients to maximize color. These dispersants can also make the paint look better for longer; for example, by boosting the water resistance of the surface thanks to their unique structure. In extensive tests, Xiran Dispersants outperformed benchmark pigment dispersants in industrial wood applications – meeting the high standards in stain and scratch resistance required by leading furniture brands.
Colorants can be complex as it needs to be strong and stable. Colorant dispersants deliver precise color in paint, enabling formulators to stay one step ahead of the latest eye-catching trends. Select dispersants allow the use of a wide variety of colorants all while decreasing the amount of unsustainable and label-unfriendly biocides, compatibilizers, and surfactants needed. This is increasingly important as regulations become tighter and raw materials become scarcer. Xiran Dispersant has been shown to bring colors to life; when working in combination with sister dispersants or third-party additives, to achieve a range of performance benefits.