Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Quinacridone Pigments

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9706

A family of organic pigments based on substituted and unsubstituted forms of linear trans-quinacridones. Colors available include several shades of red, violet, gold, orange, magenta, and maroon. These pigments have good light-fastness, intensity of hue, resistance to bleeding and chemical attack, good transparency, and heat resistance. Quinacridones are unique pigments that are utilized in many diverse applications. Their outstanding light fastness, excellent bleed and heat resistance in combination with bright tones, good tinting value and working properties permit them as a right candidate in color formulation in the coatings, plastic, textile and ink industries to achieve the highest degree of quality performance. These pigments most closely parallel the phthalocyanines in properties. Quinacridone pigments are nonbleeding, heat and chemical resistant, and give outstanding exterior durability, even in light shades. However, their cost is high. Depending on substritution and crystal...

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA