|The range of different applications for Iron Oxides in today’s world is wide and varied. Predominant use of iron oxides is in construction, paints/coatings, masonry and tiles. More specialist applications include use in plastics, rubber, asphalt, bitumen, artist’ colours and wood varnishes. Use of specific products in these applications is governed by their colour as well as their physical properties. To learn more about asphalt pigments and their applications, and to see some examples of their use, go to www.redasphalt.com.au|
|One of the fastest growing markets for iron oxide pigments is in decorative architectural concrete. Iron Oxides offer the combination of cost effectiveness, light fastness, durability, and cement compatibility that makes coloured concrete feasible.... read more|
Paint technology uses the sciences of chemistry, physics and engineering. Today's paint systems are often quite complex. For instance particle size can affect the following properties :
Remember that the degree to which these properties can be optimized is related to the dispersion process used, the energy expended on the solid particles and the length of time the pigment particles are subject to the mixing energy.