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Automotive Pigment Update

ECKART continues with breakthrough innovations in the automotive pigment market. Recently, at the European Coatings Show, ECKART announced the launch of STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus and STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN.

STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus – Automotive Pigment for water based coatings.

Better stability is hard to imagine! STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus – our strongest HYDROLAN variant – was specially developed for demand­ing systems and is your specialist for very demanding requirements.

Our advanced technological development has led to more compact SiO2 encapsulation with the same raw materials. The results: signifi­cantly better stability properties, including excellent gassing stability – even with very aggressive paint formulations.

The product's attractive visual properties and the usual excellent circulation stability which you are familiar with from previous HYDROLAN products have also been implemented successfully in the new STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus series.

STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus is ideally suited for critical aqueous systems. Along with its impressive stability, the series is also capable of outstanding, high-gloss metallic effects.

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Thanks to their compact SiO2 encapsulation, the aluminum pigments of STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus can even withstand the most aggressive components.

STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus - pastes contain isopropanol.

Automotive Pigment Bar Chart
The image shows that the gassing stability of STAPA® IL HYDROLANplus even carries over to very challenging aqueous systems.

STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN – Solvent Free Automotive Pigment for water based systems

Do you want to effectively combine economy and environmental compatibility – together with a maximum degree of formulation flexibility? That is precisely what STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN can offer you.

The dust-free pigment preparation contains no solvents, and it offers the same high degree of efficiency as our STAPA® IL HYDROLAN products which are recognized worldwide for their excellent shear stability and gassing stability. With these properties, STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN strikes an optimal balance between economy and envi­ronmental compatibility.

The SFP acronym stands for Solvent Free Preparation. By substituting resin for solvents, we are able to offer a dust-free paste which matches the conventional solvent-based STAPA® IL HYDROLAN series in handling while offering formulation freedom due to the lack of solvents. That is how STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN simplifies the for­mulation of reduced-VOC paint systems.

The highly brilliant, metallic appearance of our STAPA® IL HYDROLAN series has been fully carried over to the STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN series. Pick your favorite – the visual spectrum ranges from light colors and practically unstructured silver to glittering metallic effects.

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Automotive Pigment Comparison
A comparison of the solvent-based STAPA® IL HYDROLAN and the STAPA® SFP HYDROLAN product series reveals no differences in color.