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NEW FDA Indirect Food-Contact Black Pigment

Birla Carbon has just introduced RAVEN FC1, a high performance, purity carbon black pigment for U.S. FDA 21 CFR 178.3297 indirect food-contact plastics applications.  This new product provides the color, processing, and surface finish properties needed across the diverse polymers typically used for food-contact applications.

TARGET APPLICATIONS – Indirect food-contact plastics
Packaging and containers
Food processing equipment
Cutlery, dishes, and utensils

Extremely low physical impurities
Easy dispersibility
Longer screenlife
Smooth surface finish
Defect free films
Excellent chemical cleanliness
Complies with U.S. FDA 21 CFR 178.3297
Low moisture pick-up

Fitz Chem and the Birla Carbon Specialty Blacks team will collaborate with you to find the best possible solution for all your carbon black needs.
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What is Talc?
Talc is a naturally occurring hydrous magnesium silicate mineral with a chemical composition of Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. It is known as the softest mineral on earth and is assigned a hardness of one on the Mohs hardness scale.
Talc is lamellar, hydrophobic and inert. It has perfect basal cleavage that follows planes between the weakly bonded sheets. These sheets are held together only by van der Waals bonds, which allows them to slip past one another easily.
Talc's unique multi-functional properties make it an important ingredient used as a filler, coating, pigment, dusting agent and extender in plastics, ceramics, paint & coatings, paper, cosmetics & antiperspirants, roofing, rubber, adhesives & sealants, joint compounds, insecticides & fungicides, food, and pharmaceuticals.
The US is self-sufficient for most types of talc used in manufacturing. Most of the talc deposits in the US are in metamorphic rocks on the eastern side of the Appalachian Mountains and in rocks metamorphosed in convergent terranes of Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. Deposits of talc are also found in Texas.
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We are hearing that there is a global supply challenge with some manufacturers with their Ultramarine Blue & Violet pigments and Zinc Ferrite. If you are in need of any of these pigments, please contact us about our Nubiola high-quality, competitive offsets from Ferro.

We have a wide variety of Nubiola Blue, Pink, and Violet Ultramarine pigments readily available. Also, Ferro-Nubiola is the world's largest supplier of Ultramarine pigments.

We also offer three Zinc Ferrite grades: including Nubifer Y-805K (the most heat stable ZnFe in the world) and Nubifer Y-905K (stable to 260o C). And we now offer a new lower cost blend (non-Zinc Ferrite but with REACH approval) called Nubifer M-406K. It is made by blending yellow with red iron oxide and barium sulfate.
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Fitz Chem, a Specialty Chemical Distribution Company, is very pleased to announce that effective February 1, 2017, our representation of Elementis Specialties products has expanded to the states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.
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What is mica?
Mica is a naturally occurring mineral that exhibits an almost perfect basal cleavage. This most prominent characteristic of mica is explained by the hexagonal sheet-like arrangement of its atoms. Human use of mica dates back to prehistoric times. Mica was known to Ancient Indian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Chinese civilizations, as well as the Aztec civilization of the New World. The crystalline structure of mica forms layers that can be split or delaminated into thin sheets. These sheets are chemically inert, dielectric, elastic, flexible, hydrophilic, insulating, lightweight, platy, reflective, refractive, resilient, and range in opacity from transparent to opaque. The commercially important micas are muscovite and phlogopite, which are used in a variety of applications…such as a filler and extender in asphalt, cement, joint compounds, and paints & plastics, in makeup foundations, in rubber mold release compounds, in drilling mud additives, in automotive brake linings, in roof shingles, as a soil conditioner, and as insulation material in electric cables and capacitors.
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Ferro has a new high performance Manganese Ferrite Black Oxide pigment!

This new hematite structure pigment is called Nubifer NB-803K and it is a Pigment Black 33. It has excellent heat fastness, outdoor durability, light and chemical fastness. It is non-bleeding and non-migratory. This opaque, reddish black shade pigment also has excellent dimensional stability and is more NIR reflecting than black iron oxide.

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