Uses for iron oxide
Use of coloured flooring and mosaic flooring is prevalent in several parts of India. In fact mosaic flooring is coming back in fashion these days and skilled masons for the job are hard to find.
The most used colours for cement/mosaic flooring are Red, Yellow and Black. Synthetic Red & Yellow Iron Oxides are used most for the purpose as they are inorganic and hence do not fade due to weather and UV rays. They are the most stable colours and hence used both in exteriors and interiors.
Iron Oxide Red/Yellow/Orange are extensively used as Pigment in all kinds of decorative and industrial paints. High strength, excellent dispersibility and excellent colour stability makes them ideal for use in all kinds of paints under extreme weather and atmospheric conditions. Several different grades are available to obtain different hues of Red, Yellow & Orange.
They are used to colour Paver Blocks, Designer Tiles, Roofing Tiles etc. due to their long-lasting colour intensity, resistance to UV rays and weathering resistance. Vibrant shades bring life to individual designs at homes, public places and workplaces.
Our high purity Red Iron Oxide is widely used in the manufacture of Ceramic Colours that go into colouration of Ceramic Tiles in vivid designs.
Our Synthetic Iron Oxide is heat stable and hence ideal for use in the preparation of colour master batches for the plastic industry. They also disperse very fast and do not migrate.
Different shades of Iron Oxides are added to plasters, concrete blocks, surface textures etc. to bring out the best of building exteriors and open up endless possibilities for designers. Such coloured finishes can also be used to restore heritage building by matching colours of the blocks/plasters with that of the existing structures.
Synthetic Red & Yellow Iron Oxides are used extensively for preparation of leather colourants. Our pigments are totally free from heavy metals and hence preferred by the industry.
There are many speciality and emerging applications such as in Catalysts, Drilling Rig Muds, Body of Vitrified Tiles, Pigmented Mulch for Gardens/Orchards, Polishing Compounds, Cattle Feed, Brake Linings, Colouring of Paper, Water Treatment, food colours etc.
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