Posts Tagged ‘pigments’

A History of Pigments Review

by Adam Pursell, Honorary Secretary, SDC North of England Region.

‘A History of Pigments – Cave painting to Modern Day’ was the title of this recent event organised by SDC’s North of England Region.

The evening started with a hot buffet, once again spoken very highly of by all in attendance! Conversation flowed and was enjoyed by all, a mix of attendees from all aspects of industry and academia, even a couple of officers of the Midlands region!

Dr Christine Holdstock was introduced by Dr Muriel Rigout, Honorary Chair of the North of England Region. Christine started the evening by showing the group a ‘hand-crocheted-space-dyed’ cardigan.

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A brilliant new blue pigment soon to be added to the Colour Index

A new inorganic pigment, discovered as the result of an accident, is now reaching the market place and will shortly be added to the Colour IndexTM.

The pigment is a brilliant blue, known as “YInMn” blue. It’s based on an oxide made of Yttrium(Y), Indium (In) and Manganese (Mn). The YInMn name is shorthand for that. The pigment will be used in a wide range of coatings and plastics.

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