Many manufacturers of pigments also manufacture pigment preparations. Furthermore, there are companies which largely focus on processing pigments into pigment preparations. These preparations include, by way of example
- powder pigment preparations
- aqueous liquid pigment preparations
- pigment pastes
- dry colour pigments
- masterbatches (see Masterbatches)
Most pigment preparations are tailored for use in different media and on various substrates (e.g. special plastic materials, aqueous media), with the possibility of customer-specific preparations.
Essentially, pigment preparations enable easier incorporation in industrial processes and easier dosing. There are also advantages in transport and storage. Pigment preparations are used in a wide range of customer industries (e.g. paints and coatings, printing inks, plastics).