September 2018 Newsletter • Your Idea. Our Solution.™
DCC® LANSCO is committed to providing high-quality pigments for the coatings, plastics, inks, and dispersions industries.
Highlights from this issue:
- The Strongest BV Pigment in the Market: DCC LANSCO® Yellow RMXS
- Will polychromatic colours ever make a come back in the automotive industry?
- Highlights from CAD RETEC 2018
- Upcoming Conference : North African Coatings Congress
DCC LANSCO® Yellow RMXS
- Bright lemon shade yellow pigment
- Designed to have the highest colour strength of any Bismuth Vanadate pigment in the market
- Outstanding hiding power
- Maximum Value in Use (less pigment used)
- Lower Environmental Impact
- Suitable for high-end plastics & coatings applications
Will polychromatic colours ever make a come back in the automotive industry?
White is recognized as the most widely produced colour of car in North America, followed by black, gray and silver1 . We took a poll on social media, and the findings were confirmed. These mundane colours were rated much higher than blue or red. Why is it that we’re becoming so monotonous with our car colour selection?
A consumer report from 20182 looked at this and found that historically, bright colours were very popular. However, paint systems weren’t very sophisticated in the early 1900s, so the colours would fade and have to be repainted often which became very costly. At this time, Henry Ford decided to utilize darker colours that would last longer and take less time to dry. More innovations ensued after World War I that allowed manufacturers such as Lincoln to produce vibrant shades and even some designs of butterflies or birds on their cars! However, when the depression hit, it became more economical to purchase cars that could be easily touched up if hit. Fast forward to 2018 and things haven’t changed much – non-vibrant colours remain the most popular.
Interestingly, a few years ago (2014) an article was published suggesting that cars with brighter colours have a better resale value. This is thought to be due to the rarity of colourful cars.3 Together, yellow and orange only make up 1.1% of all car colours in North America. Yellow, Orange, Green are the colours with the best resale value. At the bottom of the list we have Black, Grey, and Silver. It is yet to be known whether colours will make a comeback in the market, however it appears that we should consider buying colourful cars to maintain a higher re-sale value on our investment!
Highlights from CAD RETEC
This year’s CAD RETEC conference was quite the success including another successful and enjoyable performance by the Color Eyed Blind band! We hosted several sponsored events – the Monday morning breakfast, a night out at the Rusty Bull (with a special appearance by the famous foodtruck – Braised in the South), as well as the Tuesday morning FunRun. Our Global Technical Service Manager, Nigel Smith, also presented on how environmental and regulatory challenges shape the present and our future within the organic pigments world, which was a huge hit. See below for a few pictures from the conference! For more photos, visit our Facebook page!
We look forward to CAD RETEC 2019!
DCC LANSCO® representatives, Nigel Smith, Zeki Acar, and Haytham Sayed, will be attending the North African Coating Show 2018 this October. Please contact us if you’d like to meet while we’re there! We look forward to seeing you!
Your Sales Representatives
Please contact your regional sales representative for more information on the products advertised here and any others in our product range. Please contact your regional sales representative for any product related questions!
- Jeff Babich, Sales Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Michele Claeson, Sales Manager (email@example.com)
- Rick Devore, Sales Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Larry Frank, VP Sales & Marketing Inorganic Pigments (email@example.com)
- Mark Freshwater, VP Sales & Marketing Organic Pigments (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Paul Holder, Technical Sales Representative (email@example.com)
- Suzanne Letrondo, Technical Sales Representative Specialty Coatings DCC Monteith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jon Morrison, Distributor Sales Manager & Sales Representative (email@example.com)
- Bob Neu, Business Development Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Hani Sarhan, General Sales Manager (Canada) and Business Development Manager (North America) (email@example.com)
- Peter Baggen, Vice President Sales (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jon Rymer, Vice-President Strategic Business Development (email@example.com)
- Andy Fenlon, General Sales Manager EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Dominique Galy, Sales Manager, France, Spain & Portugal (email@example.com)
- Bruno Krato, Sales Manager, DACH Region (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Lieven Vandenberghe, European Coatings Industry, Coordination Manager (email@example.com)
- Matthew Brooks, DCC UK, European Sales Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prakash Naik, DCC UK, Head of Technical (email@example.com)
- Julian Ling, DCC UK, Product Manager – Digital Inks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Patrick Chan, Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific & LATAM (email@example.com)
- Effendi Wijaya, Technical Sales Manager, Asia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Yvonne Chang, Technical Sales Manager, Asia (email@example.com)
- Haytham Sayed, Business Development – Middle East & Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Michele Claeson, Sales Manager, Puerto Rico (email@example.com)
- Julia Guerinoni, Regional Sales Manager, North Latin America & Caribbean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Zully Villalobos, Technical Sales Manager, Latin America (email@example.com)
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About DCC Lansco
DCC LANSCO® is a manufacturer and supplier of pigments for our customers in the coatings, plastics, printing ink and paper industries worldwide. Our extensive range of pigments is backed by technical expertise, our commitment to service excellence, continuous improvement, environmental, health, safety and social responsibility. Please visit www.dominioncolour.com for more information on our product range.
1 Forbes 2014. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/06/17/new-car-colors-that-boost-resale-values/#70d9f7659144
3 Forbes 2014. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2014/06/17/new-car-colors-that-boost-resale-values/#70d9f7659144