About us

Who is ten01 Labs?

ten01 Labs is a young 3-person startup with the goal of designing the best possible acrylic-based paint line.

We only wanted to be limited by the boundaries of chemistry and physics.

Who we are

Philipp, Jonas and Marcel.

Three friends who set out to create the best acrylic paint for tabletop, 3D printing, miniatures and model making.

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Philipp, Jonas, Marcel

The small but fine laboratory

Unfortunately, it was not a garage due to the required frost protection, but at least cramped enough not to lose the startup character ;-)

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Why it needs better colors

As enthusiastic tabletop players and 3D printing enthusiasts, the figures and models must of course also look good.. 

For a long time, we have always been annoyed with the paints on the market because the properties simply fall far short of what a modern acrylic paint should do.

Some colors are simply not convincing in terms of brilliance, and we found the opacity insufficient in almost all of them.

Philip's mission

Since Philipp is a chemist and also specializes in surface coatings, he decided to take on the task and create an acrylic paint that meets his requirements. 

He simply wanted to "...get the most out of an acrylic paint and just put as much pigment in it as possible!"

As it always is... but it turned out to be not so easy as one imagines . :-D

It took two years of intensive research and countless experiments to work out the optimal formula.



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What is particularly important to us

When you delve as deeply into the subject matter as we did, you get a completely different perspective on things. Precisely because none of us come from the paint and coatings industry, we ask ourselves questions that established companies in the market no longer even think about. 

Especially the topic of harmlessness of the colors and good compatibility is very important to us.

"Because we've always done it that way"

If you look at some of the safety data sheets of well-known acrylic paints, you often find that the only explanation why certain ingredients are still used can be that it has been common practice for a long time and this has not been questioned so far.

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Formaldehyde? No thanks!

Today, modern acrylic paints can almost completely dispense with questionable ingredients. 

Since our acrylic paints are designed for tabletop figures, 3D models and model making, it is especially important to us that you do not have to be afraid to take them in your hand. 

Unfortunately, both in the paint industry as a whole and in the area of tabletop, 3D printing and model making, contaminated and very questionable ingredients are still used. In particular, we were able to find formaldehyde on some safety data sheets of well-known paint series. 

In the meantime, there are very good, harmless alternatives to almost every contaminated substance. In the design of our Ultracryl color series, we have questioned every ingredient in this regard.