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Polipigment Color Paste Series
Color pastes and pigments for composites and other resin systems.
Custom
colored
gelcoats
and
pastes
The color paste and gelcoat color matching is done upon request. A color sample, RAL, Pantone, NCS or international standard color code is required.
The colors are specially formulated for each user and custom made according the usage field and gel coat type in order to achieve the most suitable color for the usage purpose Learn more
Product Technical Information
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Storage and
handling
Information about
storing and handling Polipigment color pastes. Learn more
How to mix color
pastes?
Polipigment is made for coloring polyester and gelcoats and are
therefore totally compatible. it can be used to color resins such as
Polyester      Gelcoat      Cellulose      Acrylic      Polyurethane      Epoxy
It is important to add the Polipigment to the main resin in two component systems. Polipigment
should not exceed 10% to avoid substantial changes in resin properties.
In polyester and gelcoat applications, it is not recommended for levels higher than 20% due
to its tendency to soften both resins and gelcoats.
Polipigment color pastes
Handling and storage.
Keep the color paste container dry, at room temperature and stored upright.
Never mix the paste with a stick previously contaminated by polyester, gelcoat or styrene because the color paste will be unusable within couple of months. Always use a clean stirring stick.
Be sure to test the color pastes’ appropriateness for your usage environment. If you cannot find adequate information in this catalog, please contact our Help and Support center. Also the polyester and gelcoat must be suitable for the usage environment.
Write the color code over the lid of the can before use.
Do not mix the color paste directly into polyester or gelcoat. First mix the required amount of color paste into small amount of polyester or gelcoat then add this mixture into all polyester/gelcoat.
Use minimal levels of opaque color paste in order to keep gelcoats’ or polyesters’ properties. Transparent colors must be used at the maximum level in order to maintain desired color.
Mix well before use.
If you are going to create an intermediate color, please read the specifications of the color pastes which you will use.
You must use a minimal level of accelerator and catalyst in order to keep the color pastes’ original color.
Polipigment color pastes
How to make intermediate colors.
When using organic and inorganic colors, this mixture tends to have pigment flooding and floating problems due to differences in densities.
You can find the list of organic and inorganic based pigments below.
Intermediate colored gelcoats made from organic and inorganic color paste mixtures should be applied with a spray gun. Take care to avoid dripping, dragging and heaping as this can result in color change.
You can also use the Poliya T-90-50 additive to prevent this problem.
Organic and Inorganic Based Pigments
Inorganic Based Color Pastes
Hybrid Organic + Inorganic
Organic Based Color Pastes
  • 01 White
  • 02 White
  • 05 White
  • 09 White
  • 13 Light Yellow
  • 15 Dark Yellow
  • 155 Dark Yellow
  • 17 Oxide Yellow
  • 21 Brick
  • 23 Light Brown
  • 27 Dark Brown
  • 53 Orange
  • 531 Red
  • 535 Red
  • H.T. Red
  • H.T. Light Yellow
  • H.T. Green
  • H.T. Blue
  • 36 Navy Blue*
  • 43 Black*
  • 571 Red*
  • 16 Dark Yellow
  • 22 Red Brown
  • 24 Dark Brown
  • 36 Navy Blue*
  • 33 Helio Blue
  • 43 Black*
  • 59 Claret
  • 63 Helio Green
  • 72 Violet
  • 74 Violet
  • 120 Light Yellow
  • 560 Red
  • 566 Red
  • 570 Red
  • 571 Red*
  • 575 Red
  • 579 Red
Polipigment color pastes
CIE Lab Color Space.
The CIE ΔE*, is defined as a measurement of color difference, namely the Euclidean distance of the straight line between two colors that are expresses by the Lab coordinates (see color space at the right).
Values of original color = L1, a1, b1
Values of prepared color = L2, a2, b2
ΔE²= (L1-L2)² + (a1-a2)² + (b1-b2)²
CIE Lab system is perceptually uniform color space. The Euclidean distance between two colors in this space would bea perceptually uniform measure for color difference.
If this number ΔE(Delta E) is smaller, the original color and the sample are close to each other, vice versa if this number is greater than one than the color difference between original and the sample is visible with naked eye.
The ΔE* is calculated as seen in the formula above.
When you order custom made gelcoats or colors, Poliya provides Certificate of Analysis, you can check this number indicated on the analysis document.