LANXESS produces Bayferrox® inorganic red pigments using the Laux process.

The red hues of LANXESS inorganic iron oxide pigments range from pale, yellowish casts to pure, intense variants and darker, distinctly bluish shades. They all offer outstanding quality in terms of tinting strength and color consistency. Thanks to their chemical composition and structure, the products demonstrate excellent light fastness and weather/UV stability. They are ideal for coloring construction materials, paints and coatings.

The pigments are produced at the Krefeld-Uerdingen site using the Laux process. Some undergo immediate further processing in Germany, while others are sent to other LANXESS sites across the globe for further processing and enhancement. Because the manufacturing process includes a calcination stage at very high temperatures, the red pigments are harder than comparable precipitated pigments and therefore benefit from excellent colorfastness when subjected to intensive dispersion.

Red pigments are found in a wide range of applications, for example in concrete roofing tiles, exterior paints or colored plastics. They are often used as special marking or signal colors, for example in colored asphalt, paving for cycle paths.

LANXESS red pigments range from a yellowish cast to a distinctly bluish shade.

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