Pigments

Hosokawa Micron brings a wealth of powder processing expertise to the highly specialised production of pigments.

Pigment powders are used extensively to add colour to millions of products, from cosmetics, food and drinks to paint, ink, rubber, coatings and plastic. The insoluble powder is finely ground, matte in appearance and may be organic or inorganic. Intense pure and synthetic colours can be mixed together with other ingredients to give a huge range of colour options.

Mica powder and flakes are the versatile ‘go to’ choice for the colouration and sparkle of fine powder cosmetics, such as shimmery eyeshadows, nail polishes and bronzing pow­der, as well as soaps, candles and metallic car paint, watercolour and oil paints, rubber stamps, clay for pottery-making and resin jewellery.

Pigment characterisation, the correct particle size and shape for the application and the overall quality of the pigment or mica powder is critical to the end product quality, which is why choosing specialist powder processing equipment is crucial for this complicated production process.

Hosokawa Micron offers an excellent range of bespoke standalone equipment and process systems that provide a consistently accurate performance, can incorporate special features and are time and energy saving.

Our portfolio of reliable, versatile equipment and systems for the containment and handling of pigment powders are trusted by many industry sectors and includes filling and weighing and drum handling solutions, isolators, gloveboxes, smart downflow booths and laminar flow cabinets.

We also offer bespoke wide chamber milling machines that prevent the formation of deposits, air classifiers for separating oversize particles and contaminants, plus a wide range of different sized mixers and dryers. Our range of laboratory equipment is perfect for pigment R&D and includes the Mechanofusion AMS Mini, Air Jet Sieve, Cyclomix and Minimix.

In-house contract manufacturing

Our services also include in-house contract manufacturing – we are Europe’s preferred high performance, anti-corrosion pigment manufacturer and also produce raw materials for the world’s leading cosmetic companies. To learn more about our contract manufacturing services, please click here.

Pigment Industry

To discover more about our processing and containment equipment for the pigments industry, please get in touch or click below to view the products.

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