Yellow Pigments
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Yellow Pigments

Yellow tones are special in many ways. They are bright, brilliant and eye-catching. Unfortunately, yellow pigments are also the pigments where you often have to choose between a bright color (brilliance) and good opacity. 

The most brilliant pigments are usually the organic pigments. However, these cover only very poorly, which is why a light primer is mandatory here. Otherwise, sometimes more than 10 layers have to be applied until a black primer is completely covered.

The inorganic pigments in the yellow range generally have good hiding power. Unfortunately, they are often not as brilliant as the organic ones. They either go a bit more into a sunny yellow or look a bit "dirty".

Fortunately, there has been some movement in pigment development for years. There are now some outliers from the rule, as well as hybrid pigments. These involve the addition of organic pigments to inorganic pigments via special processes (some of which are patented). This results in pigments that have the brilliance of organic pigments and the opacity of inorganic pigments.

PY184 - inorganic

The pigment PY184 is an atypical inorganic pigment, which exhibits a very high brilliance and yet an untypically high opacity for yellow tones.

In the picture we can see what opacity can be achieved with this pigment. Here, the Ultracryl color Cadmium Yellow is used as an example. The layer thickness applied here is just 50µ and the yellow covers black completely.


This pigment is used in the following colors:

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