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LUCID COLOUR PIGMENTS & COLOURANTS
Our pure pigments and colourants are made here in South East Queensland,
in Australia, first established way back in 1999. We invested in pigment production after the slow closure of the ICI plant (pigment manufacturing
plant) in Melbourne from 1996 to a final closure in 2001 due to the demand
for cheaper China manufactured colour imported products. We honestly
believe in Australian made, innovation and investment to produce a higher
quality pigment/colour products then cheaper lower quality imported colour.
High quality pigments are the largest component of our manufacturing and business as well producing our unique colour brand name products and also custom manufacturing for many private companies and their label products.
What Can Our Pigments & Colour be used in...
Currently we make colour for : adhesives, art products,
candles, chemicals, cement, ceramics,
cosmetics, detergents, fibres, fibreglass,
foil, fuels, glues, indicators, inks, lacquers,
leak detection fluids, leather, lenses,
metal coatings, monomers, nail polish, oils,
paints, paper, pens, polishes, polymers,
printing, plastics, pyrotechnics,
all resins (like epoxy, urethanes) and rubber,
silicones, soaps, stains, waxes, wood & more...
FULL TRANSPARENT TINTS by Lucid Colour
Are the world's clearest colourants! We make the most pure colour that is possible, then using our patent technologies we colour the liquid carrier and take out all the impurities. The carrier [base B] is made in our lab and is rated non flammable, has low odour and a very slow evaporation rate for the
users safety (low VOC's). Our [Base B] carrier is universal and can be used in polyesters, epoxies, polyurethanes, solvent acrylics and most solvent based paints. It is NOT dangerous goods rated so it can be sent via
air mail (IATA approved). Liquid form makes mixing into your resin, base,
monomer, paint or chemicals very easy! Example photo to the left is using Lucid Colour liquid tinters, plus Mafia Pigments, and this amazing artwork was created by one of our art clients Martine @ Martine's Gallery in Sydney. www.martinegallery.com
MAFIA PIGMENTS The Vintage Style Colour....
Mafia pigments are made using a hand made processes in our
high tech colour laboratory. This carefully hand made from scratch
process results in the highest quality colours available. The ingredients and formulas are all vintage style chemistry, resulting in a vintage style pigment, reds that are red, with no pink under-tones. Yellows that are
fully opaque or highly transparent and bright. No dull chalky colours here!
Hundreds of high chroma purples, pinks, as well as earthy tones of brown, beige, sand, cream etc. These are available in universal, polyester, epoxy, solvent acrylic and urethane bases. All colour addition rates are under 5%.
SURFBOARD Pigments, Tints & Colour Effects
Here at Lucid Colour we have the worlds largest range of
colours for the surf industry. We have pigments, tints,
pigment tints, and colourants in polyester, polyurethane,
solvent acrylic and epoxy. Full transparent TINTS for fins
and high performance TINTS for surfboard art and designs.
Brights, candys, metallics, and even earthy organic colours
are available in 50 grams jars right up to 20 kilo drums.
We also specialize in additives for adjusting yellowing foam
or resins and have additives for your clear finish coats...
POLYESTER PIGMENTS & Gel Coat Pastes
We have a candy shop of 1000's of colours in solid opaque, semi-transparent
and high transparent tinters. Polyester and Gel coat catalysts can effect colour pigments and these resins are used for hard wearing applications, so the colours chosen for these resins must be at the highest standards. Our on the shelf stock colours sizes start at 50 grams, 100grams, 500grams, and 1 kg tins for small jobs. For larger jobs or production scale customers we have 1kg tins and 1kg increments up to 20kg drums per colour. Our bright colourful or earthy toned polyester pigments and gel coat pastes are the highest quality available with addition rates of 0.1% to 5%. (not 5 to 20% like other products)
EPOXY ART Pigments, Tints & Special Effects
As Australia's only pigment manufacturer we know what works in epoxy!!
We work direct with clients and artists to formulate personal or an unlimited range of colours to choose from in 10gram, 25gram, 50g, 100g & 500g jars.
At Lucid Colour we are experts in colour, carriers, resins (resinart) & leaders
at adjusting viscosity, the carrier surface tension which creates changes in fluid dynamics, to help colour reactions and inter-actions in your artworks. We can also adjust colour densities, and polarity, to create overlay depths and effects like "lacing" and more. We have a range of food contact safe
colour, special effects, metallics, metal powders, liquid colours, transparent
and high transparent candys and super bright colours to get the most colour
contrast on black or white backgrounds & art boards.
EPOXY Pigments, EPOXY Metallics, EPOXY Tints & EPOXY Effects.
3000+ Metallic Epoxy Pigment Colours are in our shop right now... We can
also develop new colours for you or your brand or project with you. We are
always exploring and leading by finding new ways to make colour sparkle,
shimmer or shine using new and uniquely developed materials exclusive to
our laboratory and product research team. This insures that you get the latest colours before season demand and trends start, which makes our Metallic
and Epoxy pigments products and your colour choices the industry leaders.
With the largest range of epoxy paste colours in the world to choose from.
PURE COSMETIC Colourants by Lucid Colour & Colour Lab
We have the largest range of pure cosmetic colours available for
large scale manufacturers, to the smaller indie cosmetic creators.
LUCID COLOUR Pigments, Lakes, Colourants, and Dyes for cosmetic
applications all have full product disclosure and full information
sheets. Our cosmetic colourants come in dry powder, solid cakes,
pastes, and in water, oil or wax bases. We can also supply medical & cosmetic grade solvents, waxes, fillers, surfactants, enollments,
plus cosmetic additives and intermediates.
NAIL POLISH Tinters & Colourants
We are currently supplying International brands like OPI and also manufacturing pure colour for Australian leading indie
polish companies such as Lilypad Lacquer and many more!
With over 2000 colours in that are all intermixable there is an
unlimited amount of colours tones that can be created by you.
We have two main base carriers for our polish tinters, ESO or
NC (7free). Our tinters are cruelty free, vegan and "eco" rated.
We can also formulate tinters and colour concetrates directly
into your main base carrier. (250 gram minimum per colour)
UNIVERSAL PIGMENT TINTERS for Water Base OR Solvent Base
Every pigment is different in chemistry to another and this is why some
pigments work better in paints than others. Some pigments only work in
solvent based paints and others for water based paints. We have paint
tints that cover all types of paints, including candy paints and colours as
well as colour tints and additives for metallic paint finishes and other
paint tints or paint special effects. We can mix our tints into your paint
to save you the guess work! We have now reduced our minimum order from 1kg tins now down to just 50 gram jars as we have more small scale and indie artists using these universal tinters for water or solvent bases.
PURE PIGMENTS Handmade for Artists
There is a long tradition in the art discipline of only using earth pigments or formulated pigments that exactly match earth
pigments in color, hue & chemical equation. The traditional
pigments used by artists are limited to about 100 different
colours like Prussian blue and cadmium yellow, red oxide
or Raw Sienna etc... Our pure art chemistry pigments match
earth pigments exactly in chemical equation, colour, weight
and mixability. Best of all our artist pigments have less impact
on the earth, are easier to wet out and are much more cost
effective than earth pigments. Picture right is one of our stockists
in japan specializing in pigments for ink and some for painting.
PANTONE Colour Pigment Pastes
We make pantone pigments in epoxy, polyester, acrylic and
20 other base carriers. Here at Lucid Colour & Mafia Pigments we use the internationally reconized Pantone
colour system. Pantone books, chips and swatches are
available at as we only manufacture colourants, pigments and tints. We can also colour match to RAL, Munsel, Cie Lab, Cie XYZ and other colour geometry
or colour space values and colormetry systems.
SPECIAL EFFECTS & Other Colour Additives
Here at Lucid Colour we offer a large amount of special effects including chameleons, iridescence, daylight fluoro's, and brights, glow in dark, UV lighted fluoro's, metallics, pearlescence, interference colourants, temperature changing colours,
temperature activated colourants, UV and sunlight activated
pigments, chromes, metallized p.e.t pigments, real metal pigments, white/brighting agents, optical shifting colourants,
micas, glass pigments, glass flakes, plastic flakes, candy
over chrome, lazer activated colours just to name a few.
INKS and Alcohol Inks
Inks can get technical, and making really good inks isn't easy!
Not all pigments and colourants will work as an ink. Settling and
colour seperation becomes the next problem, followed closely by
getting the perfect viscosity and drying times! It really is an exact
science, our laboratory can work directly with you to manufacture
the perfect inks with the selected attributes and performance you
require. We stock a range of Alcohol & Solvent inks.
SOLVENT ACRYLICS Pigments & Tints
Acrylic resin (thermosetting & Cast Acrylics) and Poly/Acrylic blends can be very hard to colour. We have had 18 years experience working
with these more complex resins and also making colour for these
resins. We currently work with Australia's leading Art, Jewellery, Homeware, and Furniture manufacturers that cast and pour in this medium, as well as commercial and industrial applications with these resins. At Lucid Colour we have stock colour range or we can develop new colours and provide testing for catalyst reactions and temperature changes or exothermic factors when using our
colour additives in these free radical reactions and redox systems.
POLYURETHANE or EPOXY Flooring Colour Concentrates
1000's of colourants, tinters, fillers, additives and special effects for resin
in polyurethanes or epoxy flooring finishes. gloss & semi-gloss and matt finishes as well as pearls, metallics, sparkles, micas, metal & pet flakes
and chips. Solid colours for excellent coverage, or highly transparent colours for colour over crete, colour in clear coats or second coat colours to create depth on to of base colours...We custom make any colour or colour effect in any base product that you use. WE can also colour match to sample swatches or other materials to get that exact colour that you need.
CURRENT COLOUR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ARE BELOW:
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Our production factory has three sections of manufacture:
A) WE can supply raw pigments
B) We manufacture our own colour products for local and oversea markets.
C) We can develop & manufacture your own brand and label colour products...
1. LUCID COLOUR PIGMENTS
1b. LUCID COLOUR LIQUID COLOUR
1c. LUCID COLOUR PIGMENT TINTER PASTES
1d. LUCID COLOUR UNIVERSAL TINTER PASTES
1e. LUCID COLOUR PIGMENT TINTER PASTES ( 30% PLANT BASED)
1f. LUCID COLOUR PIGMENT TINTER PASTES ( 70+% PLANT BASED)
1g. LUCID COLOUR PIGMENT TINTER PASTES ( 100+% PLANT BASED)
2. ART PIGMENTS
2b. ART SERIES PIGMENTS & PASTES
2c. MODERN ART PIGMENTS & PASTES
2d. TRADITIONAL ART PIGMENTS & PASTES
2e. ARTIST INKS & PASTES
3. INDUSTRIAL PIGMENTS
3b. METAL PIGMENTS
3c METAL OXIDES
4. PAINT PIGMENTS
4b. GENERAL PIGMENTS
4c. SOLVENT PIGMENTS
4d. WATERBASED PIGMENTS
4e. PAINT TINTERS (UNIVERSAL BASE)
5. COATING PIGMENTS
5b. GEL COATS
5c. POLYESTER PIGMENTS
5d. POLYURETHANE PIGMENTS
5e. EPOXY PIGMENTS
5f. ACYRLIC PIGMENTS
5g. UNIVERSAL PIGMENTS
6. PRINT PIGMENTS & COLOURANTS
6b. PRINTING INKS (SOLVENT BASE)
6c. PRINTING INKS (WATER BASE)
6d. WRITING & STAMPING INKS
6e. ALCOHOL INKS
7. MICRO & TRANSPARENT PIGMENTS
7b. WAX PIGMENTS & WAX COLOURANTS
7c. FOAM PIGMENTS & TINTERS
7d. SILICONE PIGMENTS & TINTERS
8. SPECIAL EFFECT PIGMENTS
8b. METALLIC ADDITIVES (SYNTHETIC)
8c. BRIGHT & FLUORESCENT ADDITIVES
8d. LAZER ACTIVATED PIGMENTS
8e. INTERFERENCE ADDITIVES
8f. NANO & COATED PIGMENTS
8g. GLASS PIGMENTS & ADDITIVES
9. NATURAL PIGMENTS
9c. NATURAL INKS
9d. EARTH OXIDES
10. COSMETIC PIGMENTS & COLOURANTS
10b EYES, FACE, LIPS, SKIN, NAIL PIGMENTS
10c. TATTOO PIGMENTS
11. ECO COLOURANTS
12. CHEMICAL PIGMENTS
12a. CHEMICAL COLOURANTS
12b. CHEMICAL TINTS
13. MAFIA PIGMENTS
13b. MAFIA PIGMENT PASTES (in 7 base carriers)
13c. VINTAGE PIGMENTS
14. GENERAL PIGMENTS
15. PANTONE PIGMENTS
15a. PANTONE TINTERS (for Pantone formulas)
We are currently looking into manufacturing 3D printing line.
Email us if your interested in custom coloured 3D printing line...