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Phthalocyanine Pigment is used in inks, coatings, and many plastics.
The pigment is insoluble and has no tendency to migrate in the material. It
is a standard pigment used in printing ink and the packaging industry.
Copper Phthalocyanine Pigment is essentially a copper (II) complex of the
tetra aza tetra benzoporphine (CPC). The chlorinated derivative of Copper
Phthalocyanine Pigment is Phthalocyanine green (Pigment green 7) and its
brominated derivative is Pigment green 36 that comes with a shade that is
An important pigment from the family of Copper phthalocyanine is the C.I.
Pigment Blue 15:3. The production steps of which is given here.
Features of Copper Phthalocyanine Pigments
Some of the striking features which makes it
a very useful for a variety of applications are the following:
- Tinting strength
- Covering power
- Light fastness
- Good stability
- Resistance to the effects of alkalies and acids
Application of Phthalocyanine Pigment
A major and very useful application of these pigments
lies in the manufacturing of cyan printing inks that is used in printing of
papers and also in packaging materials.
The Family of Copper Phthalocyanine Pigments
|Color Index Name
|Pigment Blue 15
||Copper Phthalocyanine Blue Alpha Form
|Pigment Blue 15:1
||Copper Phthalocyanine Blue Alpha Form (Stable in Solvent)
|Pigment Blue 7
||Copper Phthalocyanine (Chlorinated form)
|Pigment Blue 36
||Copper Phthalocyanine (Colour-Brominated Green)