Synthopol Product News – Acrylic Dispersion

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Cathay Industries and Synthopol continue to provide technically advanced and competitive solutions for Australian industry.

Liocryl XAM 6979 is a self-crosslinking acrylic dispersion for coatings with early blocking resistance and high elasticity.

  • self-crosslinking
  • no alkyl phenol Ethoxylates (APEO’s)
  • early blocking resistance
  • small particle size
  • fast drying
  • high elasticity
  • good adhesion on wood, PVC, ABS, polycarbonate
  • low water absorption

Learn more about “Liocryl XAM 6979” click here- Synthopol_Product NEWS_LIOCRYL XAM 6979_GB

To learn more about “Synthopol” and industry solutions please contact your Cathay Territory Manager.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES introduces new yellow iron oxides at ECS 2017

Cathay Industries | New yellow iron oxides

Nuremberg, 7 April 2017.

New CATHAYCOAT ™  pigments were the highlight at CATHAY INDUSTRIES’ stand at the European Coatings Show (ECS) 2017 in Nuremberg:

The manufacturer of synthetic iron oxide pigments presented its Yellows YA22HR and YS23HR offering increased heat resistance.

Numerous visitors took the opportunity to keep themselves informed about these innovations and CATHAY’s other latest developments.  “This year’s European Coatings Show has exceeded our expectations.  We are very pleased with the positive feedback we received from both, existing and potential customers”, summarizes Axel Schneider, CEO CATHAY INDUSTRIES Europe. He continues: “Our proven products as well as our innovations generated great interest.” Pigments with elevated heat stability as latest developments the company introduced its iron oxide yellow pigments with elevated heat stability. CATHAYCOAT ™ Yellow YA22HR and CATHAYCOAT ™ Yellow YS23HR withstand temperatures well over 200 °C. compared to traditionally used zinc ferrites, CATHAY’s new products are characterized by clean and bright colour shades. thanks to its micronized characteristic, CATHAYCOAT ™  Yellow YA22HR offers even higher levels of brilliance and optimal dispersibility in the users’ systems. The pigments are mainly utilized in coil and powder coatings as well as in a variety of plastics applications.

Range of natural iron oxides
ECS visitors had the opportunity to learn about products from Hoover Color. For the first time, CATHAY’s new division was exhibiting alongside its new parent company. The presentation included semi-transparent Raw and Burnt Umbers as well as transparent EnvironOxides® as products for a “green” approach.


Cathay invites you to visit our team at ECS 2017

Cathay Industries | European Coating Show 2017

CATHAY INDUSTRIES ‘ presentation at the European Coatings Show 2017, from 4th to 6th April in Nuremberg, contains several new highlights for the coatings industry. In addition to proven quality iron oxide pigments, the manufacturer shows latest developments of the CATHAYCOAT™ range: In hall 7 at stand 7-319, visitors have the opportunity to learn about properties and practical benefits of new red and yellow pigments. For the first time, CATHAY’s trade fair appearance includes the presence of its Hoover Color acquisition. The company’s new division introduces Umbers for wood coatings as well as EnvironOxides® as new products for a “green” approach.

To provide an even broader product portfolio, CATHAY has expanded its red iron oxide pigments spectrum. The manufacturer has successfully developed precipitated reds with the specific characteristics of copperas reds. RA11YD, RA12YD and RA13YD of the CATHAYCOAT™ range offer optimal dispersibility due to very narrow particle size distribution. Moreover, these pigments feature linearity of behaviour in mass and in tint tone.

The fair presentation also covers the new pigments CATHAYCOAT™ Yellow YA22HR and CATHAYCOAT™ Yellow YS23HR. They are designed for powder and coil coatings offering an increased heat stability to respond to the needs of those specific applications.

Hoover Color takes part with innovations

Since CATHAY INDUSTRIES recently completed the acquisition of Hoover Color Corporation, this new division will be focused on during the exhibition. As natural iron oxides Hoover Color showcases Umbers for wood coatings, e. g. for furniture finish systems. They enhance functional and decorative qualities. Natural colour properties result from semi-transparency so that the wood structure remains visible after application. Beyond this, especially Raw Umbers function as neutral toners in tinting systems. Burnt Umbers withstand temperatures of up to 315 °C, which allows usage in high-heat applications like coil coatings and plastics. Different material grades vary in colour shade, dispersibility and resulting viscosity.

Recovering iron oxide from abandoned coal mining drainage, Hoover Color helps cleaning water by its ecological process to convert waste streams into transparent pigments, which are used, amongst others, for paints and coatings. EnvironOxides® show properties comparable to synthetically produced transparent iron oxides: durability, light stability and chemical resistance. Products of the “M” class are extremely fine-milled and thus ensure highest level of transparency, dispersibility and tinting strength. For many industries, EnvironOxides® pigments offer an ideal way to develop their “green” technologies.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES to distribute Chemours Titanium Dioxide in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

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CATHAY INDUSTRIES AUSTRALASIA and The Chemours Company, have signed an agreement whereby, Cathay will distribute Chemours high quality Ti-Pure™ range of Titanium dioxide in the region.

CATHAY INDUSTRIES Managing Director, Steven Spackman, announced the agreement, following collaborative negotiation on benefits for the region “The agreement reinforces Chemours commitment to sustainable support and growth in this region with the high quality Ti-Pure™ range of Titanium Dioxide” said Mr. Spackman

“CATHAY INDUSTRIES are a leading manufacturer of high quality Iron Oxide Pigments and synergies in partnering with the number one leading manufacturer of Titanium Dioxide, continues our commitment in product diversity and competitive technology support for industry in this region” said Mr. Spackman

CATHAY’s Business Manager, Mr. Mike Kelly, will lead the program in conjunction with Chemours Sales Manager ASEAN South & ANZ, Mr. Kenneth Chong and with the support of Cathay’s proactive customer service, logistics and territory management teams, we are confident the Ti-Pure range will provide excellent support to industry in this region.


Hoover Color introduces a new and exciting Web Site

Cathay Industries | Hoover Color

Sydney November 2016

Hoover Color a Division of Cathay Industries is delighted to introduce a new and improved web site.

“We are excited about the new Hoover Color web site, it is new and dynamic and allows our customers a broader view of the diverse product range available from Hoover Color and we are sure it will provide our customers with a valuable tool in this region.”, Cathay’s Australasian Managing Director Steven Spackman, said

We are pleased to provide the following link to the new Hoover Color web site

About Cathay Industries

Cathay Industries is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide pigments. The business areas of the company include iron oxide pigment for the construction industry, high technology grades for the use

in coatings systems as well as highest purity iron oxides for cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical applications. The portfolio is complimented by a number of synergistic products. Established in 1979, the Cathay Industries GROUP, with production sites in the USA, China, Belgium and Australia has been dynamically growing. The success of CATHAY INDUSTRIES is based on significant investment into latest production technologies. For further information visit

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