Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd
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Representing world class principals Blagden Specialty Chemicals sources and supplies a comprehensive range of high quality specialist products including resins, pigments and additives to serve the paint, printing ink, construction and flooring markets in the UK and Ireland.
With a wealth of technical and commercial experience our technical sales team can offer full, confidential, evaluation to find a solution to most formulation challenges supported by our applications laboratory in Liverpool.
We represent leading global manufacturers, including BYK Chemie, Eckart, Chemours, Dominion Colour Corporation, Rio Tinto Minerals and Imerys Talc.
A combination of digital standards and industry-leading instruments enables businesses to reduce costs and wastage across the entire supply chain by getting the colour of every component right first time. Investment in R&D excellence from quality control instrument specialist BYK-Gardner enables companies across the globe to achieve consistent measurement and control of important characteristics such... Read more »
Two new silicone-based surfactants with properties that address key challenges for water-based coating systems have won an innovation award. The new additives are available from Blagden in the UK and Ireland. They have been developed by our key supply partner, BYK Chemie GmbH, and support the worldwide trend towards water-based and low-VOC coatings systems. BYK-3480... Read more »
The growing adoption of aqueous systems across the coatings industry is supported by additives which address key challenges. Here we highlight a selection of BYK’s wetting and dispersing additives for water-based systems, available across the UK and Ireland from Blagden. Aqueous coatings now account for 60% of the coatings market and are on an above-average... Read more »
Ti-PureTM TS-4657 brings the whiteness, brightness and opacity of a chloride grade titanium dioxide to inks and has the added benefit of low abrasion. Until now, printers looking for optimum brightness in their inks typically faced a choice between brilliance and abrasion. That’s because pigments produced via the chloride process tend to be abrasive and... Read more »
The launch of wave-scan 3 from Blagden’s key supply partner BYK-Gardner brings more precision more quickly for assessing smoothness and gloss of paint finishes. BYK-Gardner’s wave-scan range – available from Blagden - makes the objective measurement of surface texture possible. Its impact has been revolutionary, changing how industries envisage the painting process. By providing diagnostics... Read more »
High chroma, high brilliance, flip-flop and glitter! ECKART’s multi-layer pigments and new colour shades – available from Blagden - provide wide-ranging opportunities to create headturning shades and ensure your projects stand out from the crowd. There’s a reason why effect pigments are such a fast-growing segment of the high-performance pigment market. More and more manufacturers... Read more »
Measure colour as you really see it with the new spectro2profiler The launch of spectro2profiler, available from Blagden, takes objective colour measurement to a whole new level by integrating four parameters within a single robust, portable instrument. When you look at an object, its colour is just one element of what you perceive. Gloss and... Read more »
Specialty products offering more for your formulations When you’re looking to bring something more to your product performance, Blagden has the additive or chemical to help. Take a look at these. Natural filler offering an eco-friendly solution that extends and can even replace titanium dioxide in some paints: A natural product, Jetfine® 1 talc offers... Read more »
Six of the best: top coatings products to look out for this spring Michael Austin, Blagden’s Coatings business line manager, has selected his top six products of the season for coatings manufacturers and formulators. Top pick for re-coatability: BYK-3565 is more than just a great levelling additive. By increasing the surface energy of the cured... Read more »
Eversorb® UV light-protection series now available from Blagden Blagden has announced a new partnership with Everlight Chemical, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of high-performance UV absorbers and hindered amine light stabilisers. Everlight, based in Taiwan, has a global reputation for its innovative range of specialty additives to protect coatings from yellowing and other problems... Read more »
Blagden – supplier’s service goes the extra mile The technical knowledge of the sales team at Blagden Specialty Chemicals in an important element in the company’s ethos of excellent service. This is particularly evident in the assistance the company is able to provide to customers seeking to develop or enhance their products. “In addition to... Read more »
On-trend new pigment brings fizz to premium range An elegant, shimmering champagne shade, available from Blagden, is the latest addition to ECKART’s pearlescent pigment range. A third pigment, recommended for premium automotive and industrial coatings, has been launched within ECKART’s EDELSTEIN range. The new pigment, EDELSTEIN Sunstone Champagne, is a refined champagne shade closely aligned... Read more »
Blagden to distribute BYK-Gardner physical testing instruments Blagden Specialty Chemicals has been appointed UK distribution partner for BYK-Gardner to supply objective measurement solutions guaranteeing reliable quality control for colour, appearance and testing of physical material properties. “Blagden has been the distributor of the BYK-Chemie range of additives for more than 20 years,” said Ross Straughan,... Read more »
Blagden announces new resin range for powder coatings Blagden has a new range of polyester resins and functional additives for powder coatings following its partnership with Inopol. Based in South Korea, Inopol was established in 2012 and is committed to environmentally friendly products and sustainable values. Powder coatings provide an alternative where companies are facing... Read more »
New arrivals to Blagden’s Coatings team Blagden’s Coatings team has welcomed two new faces in recent months. Helen McCormack and Nash Mistry have taken up positions as regional sales managers. Nash Mistry moved across to Coatings from Blagden’s Industrial Applications team, having joined Blagden in 2017. An Applied Chemistry graduate, he has worked in chemical... Read more »
Coatings 2019: trends and opportunities ahead Our Coatings business line manager, Michael Austin, takes stock of 2018 and looks at trends and opportunities ahead. It’s been a year since Michael Austin joined Blagden to head up our Coatings business line. Over the year, he’s strengthened the sales team with new appointments, focused on great service... Read more »