UNI Plus colourants
The UNI Plus Colourants from Ralston Tinting Systems are universal, Zero-VOC colourants that can be used for tinting water- and solvent based paints. These colourants are suitable for decorative paints and many different industrial water based chemistries, like floorcoatings and protective coatings. By utilizing the latest developments in wetting and stabilization additives, these colourants proof to be extremely compatible with an enormous range of many different paint types.
The following modules are available:
These 12 colourants are selected on the basis of the widest possible colour range while minimizing the total amount of colourants. In this way there are enough options open for fine-tuning the total selection, even in the smallest machines with 16 canisterss
UV Plus module:
For an enhanced outdoor durability in the bright yellow, orange and red colour area, these high-quality organic colourants can be added for Exterior paints.
Inorganic pigments are known for their excellent outdoor durability and the stable performance in alkaline environments. For many Façade- and Silicate paints, only inorganic pigments can be used. Bismuth yellow and Oxide orange colourants increase the inorganic colour range specifically for the brighter yellow and orange area.
Façade A1 module:
To expand the colours even further in the green and blue area with only inorganic pigments, Cobalt blue and Oxide green can be selected.
For creating transparent colours in wood stains.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, the UNI Plus series are VOC free, wich means that they are completely free of volatile organic compounds. Besides it has the advantage that you can tint both water- and solvent decorative based paints. Even if your solvent based paints are only a limited part of your total volume, it is a nice benefit that also these paints can be supplied in the wide colour range with only a limited stock of base paints.
IND Pro is also VOC free and has been specifically designed as a universal colorant for many different chemistries commonly used for the heavy duty Industrial and Protective Coatings segments, normally solvent based or high solid.
Yes, in practice we have learned that the UNI Plus series can also be used for the waterborne industrial coating market, for 1k and 2k coatings applied on concrete and steel with a mainly decorative-aesthetic purpose.
No, for the specific group of Heavy duty Industrial Protective Coatings, often solvent based or high solid, identified as “2 component Poly-Urethane (PU)” or ”2 component Epoxy (EP)”, the IND Pro series is the best choice.
The main differentiator is the very high compatibility with both water- and solvent based paints, in many different paints and coating types. This results in additional benefits, such as improved opacity, more colour stability and a wider final colour range that can be made. UNI Plus has a higher colour strength in general compared to existing universal systems, resulting in lower cost.
Performance in water based systems is similar, in Alkyd solvent based paints some types will perform better with the ALK system. With UNI Plus there is more choice for different modules.
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