Manganese ferrite pigment: Carbon black, iron oxide alternative

Sources: Ferro Corp., Peachtree Corners, Ga.; CP staff Pigment specialist Ferro underscores the suitability of its new Coal Black 326 agent for concrete, mortar and grouts, producers of which have historically lacked a cement-compatible and aesthetically appealing black pigment. Company officials cite the limitations of traditional black pigment options:

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Color solutions specialist Ferro builds concrete market footprint with Delta deal

Sources: Ferro Corp., Cleveland; CP staff

Ferro Corp. has entered agreements to acquire certain assets of Georgia-based toll blender Delta Performance Products, plus a Belgium business, Cappelle Pigments NV. Delta incorporates Ferro’s complex inorganic colored pigments in customized blends for ready mixed and manufactured concrete, especially hardscape units.

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