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Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
TypeOpaque
FormatPaste
BrandWest & Senior
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
General Properties
Gross Weight0.625kg

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Black Epoxy Pigment

Manufactured by West & Senior and specially formulated for epoxy resin, our black pigment paste can be used to add intense solid black colour to any epoxy resin. Triple milled for maximum colour intensity and easy dispersion into epoxy resin.

Strong colours like this black are typically added at 2-5%. Available to buy online in 500g or 1kg packs.


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Very high quality West & Senior BLACK pigment for epoxy resin.

All West & Senior pigment dispersions are made the very highest quality with pigments triple milled to reduce them to the finest particle size. Smaller particles means more vibrant colours from less pigment, improving the appearance of pigmented parts whilst minimising the performance reduction of the resin caused by pigmentation.

Typical Uses

Use to add solid colour to epoxy laminating resin, epoxy gelcoat, epoxy electrical potting resin and epoxy casting resin. A pigment ratio of 5-10% should be sufficient to add solid opaque colour in most applications.

advantages

Pigment dispersions (pastes) should always be used when pigmenting epoxy rather than pigment powder because the rigorous milling and mixing process during manufacture ensures that the tiny pigment particles are fully dispersed into a small amount of carrier epoxy, getting the very most from their colour.

When a dispersion is then added to the bulk of the epoxy it blends in easily, ensuring that the pigment is thoroughly mixed through the resin (rather than staying in lumps).

Because the dispersion is actually a mix of resin and pigment already, it is essential that the correct dispersion type is used to pigment each specific resin type. For example, epoxy should only ever be pigmented using epoxy dispersion pigment.

Very high quality West & Senior BLACK pigment for epoxy resin.

All West & Senior pigment dispersions are made the very highest quality with pigments triple milled to reduce them to the finest particle size. Smaller particles means more vibrant colours from less pigment, improving the appearance of pigmented parts whilst minimising the performance reduction of the resin caused by pigmentation.

Typical Uses

Use to add solid colour to epoxy laminating resin, epoxy gelcoat, epoxy electrical potting resin and epoxy casting resin. A pigment ratio of 5-10% should be sufficient to add solid opaque colour in most applications.

advantages

Pigment dispersions (pastes) should always be used when pigmenting epoxy rather than pigment powder because the rigorous milling and mixing process during manufacture ensures that the tiny pigment particles are fully dispersed into a small amount of carrier epoxy, getting the very most from their colour.

When a dispersion is then added to the bulk of the epoxy it blends in easily, ensuring that the pigment is thoroughly mixed through the resin (rather than staying in lumps).

Because the dispersion is actually a mix of resin and pigment already, it is essential that the correct dispersion type is used to pigment each specific resin type. For example, epoxy should only ever be pigmented using epoxy dispersion pigment.

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Safety Datasheet (SDS)386 KB
Technical Datasheet (TDS)333 KB

Specification

Product Data
ColourBlack
TypeOpaque
FormatPaste
BrandWest & Senior
Compatible With
Compatible WithEpoxyYes
General Properties
Gross Weight0.625kg
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Hi Anton, if you're finding the past too thick to disperse into your resin mix, it might be that you're storing or using it too cold. Like epoxy itself, our pigment pastes are fairly sensitive to temperature when it comes to their viscosity. If they're cold, they will feel particularly thick, so the first thing would be to check the temperature you're storing them at.

If this doesn't solve the problem and you are still keen to 'thin' the pigment paste for future use then yes, in theory, you could add a small amount of additional epoxy resin (resin side only) to the paste in order to dilute it slightly. However, it's important to understand that the percentage of epoxy that's already been used to disperse the pigment is very small, which is why we don't suggest you need to allow for it when calculating your hardener ratio in your resin mix. If you start to add significantly more resin to the pigment paste then you'll be getting into a territory where you do need to allow for the extra resin in the pigment.

Yes, certainly. In fact, with the range of pigments that we carry, you can mix them together to achieve just about any colour you need.

Our pigments have a stated shelf-life of 12 months however I don't think there would be any problem using a pigment that was well past this age. We wouldn't sell an old pigment but I have experience of using 3yr old pigments and encountering no problems. As with anything, storing appropriately and sealing tightly would be important.

Our West and Senior Epoxy Pigments are designed to work with all epoxy resins. However there is always the odd chance of incompatibility if the epoxy is for a unique use or formulation. So we would recommend contacting your resin manufacturer if you have any doubt, or simply conduct a small curing test before using the pigment on your main project.

These pigments are a thick liquid paste (dispersion)

The pigment ratio is based on the total weight of the resin AND hardener. However, for mixing purposes we always recommend adding the pigment to the resin part BEFORE adding the hardener to allow you plenty of time to properly mix, so that means you will just need to plan ahead slightly so you know what your total resin and hardener mix will weigh.

Yes these pigment pastes are suitable for use with the GlassCast range of resins and can be used to make a bold opaque colour.

The XCR basecoat is essentially XCR Coating resin with this black pigment added to it (plus some additives to make it slightly more thixotropic). Pigment has already been added to the basecoat resin at 10% which is at the upper end of how much pigment can be added to a resin but if you wanted to experiment with making increasing the intensity of the pigment further then you could try adding up to a maximum of an additional 5% by weight of this pigment to the basecoat. Don't add any more than 5% or you will be in danger of starting to inhibit the cure.

No. Black pigment added to a UV curing resin will prevent the UV light from reaching and curing the resin.

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Shipping Information

In the currently selected pack size, this product is classed as 'Limited Quantity Dangerous Goods' for the purposes of transport. This means that transport restrictions apply to certain destinations.

No restrictions or surcharges shipping by road to:

UK, Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Finland, , Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Switzerland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden

Shipping possible by airfreight (£55 surcharge applies) to:

United States, Finland, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago

Can't ship to:

All other countries. If your country is not listed above then unfortunately we can't ship this product to you.

For very large orders, specialist shipping can be arranged. Please contact us to discuss.

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