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October 2021 Newsletter: See the Difference We Make

Check out this month’s issue to learn about the following:

  • 2022 Color Trends
  • 7191: High-Performance, FDA Approved Pigment for Plastics
  • Eastern Coatings Show: Join us from November 17-19, 2021
  • European and North American Sales Teams get together since 2019!
  • Upcoming Webinars in 2021-2022

2022 Colors of the Year

The most widely known annual color trends are set by Pantone. Last year, the Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021 are: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. This color combination was meant to be uplifting through the combination of practicality with a hint of warmth and optimism. This year, the predicted color trends in 2022 are even more vibrant, comforting and earthy tones. Pantone predicts vibrant primary colors, familiar neutrals (chocolate brown, sandy beige and pale grey), soothing nature-inspired hue (shades of blue and green), and playful pastels (blush pink and powder blue).

Several companies have announced their 2022 Color trends, what follows is an overview of some of them![1]


Dulux Colour of the Year 2022: Bright Skies


This blue color ‘Bright Skies’ ties into the calming, earthy theme of 2022.



Sherwin-Williams: Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog is a “nourishing and sophisticated gray-green hue which is perfect indoors and outdoors.”

Behr Color

Behr’s 2022 Color, Breezeway, is “inspired by the earth’s beauty and mimics naturally stunning sea glass found on the shore of salty beaches.” Behr has 20 colors in their 2022 color palette, which are all soothing, warming tones.


Farrow & Ball

Farrow and Ball have chosen five colors as their color trends 2022. They are all earthy yet bright tones that bring warmth to a room.

Babouche No. 233

School House White No. 291

Breakfast Room Green No. 81


Stone Blue             No. 86

Incarnadine           No. 248



7191: High-Performance, FDA Approved Pigment for Plastics

7191 is a high-performance red shade yellow that is manufactured in Canada by DCL.  It is recommended for a broad base of plastics applications where excellent heat stability and warpage resistance are required.  It is also FDA Approved for indirect food applications.  Click on the video below to learn more about the key product highlights!

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Join us at the Eastern Coatings Show, from November 17-19 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. It is the largest regional coatings show in America. We will be at booth #401!

Make sure to check out Jadel Baptista’s presentation on how to maximize your coating’s performance through proper pigment selection. It will be presented on November 18th at 4:00 PM (Track 1 – Avalon 1/ 2). Check out his abstract below!

Title: Maximizing Coatings Performance and Processing Efficiency with Proper Pigment Selection

Author:  Jadel Baptista, email:, Phone: (401) 250-5752

Abstract: Each pigment chemistry has the potential to interact in specific ways with the other ingredients of a coating system, changing its originally physical-chemical attributes, and therefore affecting the final coating properties.

Knowing a pigment’s chemical structure and intermolecular forces is the starting point to understanding the behavior of all color indexes in a coatings system and the subtle characteristics that high performance pigment chemistries have that are responsible for better performance than classical pigments. The material to be presented is support material to assist formulator’s efforts to use affordable and ordinary chemistries in an ideal formulation/processing environment in order to, not only extract the best possible outcome of a specific formula, but also avoid potential processing and stability problems.

This paper will focus on important inorganic and organic pigment families encompassing violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red color spaces, highlighting their strengths, weaknesses, and real-life examples of processing/ applications in which these interactions may potentially cause issues in the final product.

To see the full conference program, click here!

EU & NA Sales Teams get together!

For the first time since 2019, our sales teams convened!

European Sales Team

Left to right:

Laura Kenny, Peter Baggen, Deniz Sarialtin, Andreas Weis, Martin Baier, Raimund Wilhelm, Andy Fenlon, Lieven Vandenberghe, Phil Conway, Cosimo Azzarito


North American Sales Team

Left to right:

Rick Devore, Frank Lavieri, Michele Claeson, Jadel Baptista, Mark Freshwater, Don Greenwald, Denis Rojas, and Becky Devore.

Left to right:

Jeff Babich, Jon Morrison, Payam Baroudi, Bruce Howie, Larry Lane, Magen Buterbaugh, Ivone Beato, Melissa Koester

Upcoming Webinars:

Ultramarine – Unique Blue for your Color Match Toolbox 

November 16th, 2021

This webinar will focus on the application and use, Properties, Product Range, Color Space, Cost Performance, Offsets, and more! It will be presented by Larry Lane (Sales Manager, Southwest USA), who has a breadth of knowledge and experience with these products. Panelists will include Frank Lavieri and Jadel Baptista.

About our Speaker

Larry Lane has 45 years’ experience in the pigments and color concentrate industry. He has a National Diploma in Chemical Plant Operations WCATE Johannesburg South Africa, Diploma from Damelin Management School Johannesburg, South Africa in Marketing Management Production Management and Business Management and a Diploma in Business Management Wits Graduate School of Business Administration, Johannesburg, South Africa.

He has worked as Plant Supervisor, Chemist and Technical Sales Pigment & Additives at Ciba-Geigy; Sales Manager and General Manager at various color concentrate houses including Ferro. Implemented the first Datacolor spectrophotometer in color concentrate industry in South Africa. Sales Manager at Johnson Matthey, Product Manager at Rockwood, Director of Sales & Marketing Nubiola USA, Business Manager at Ferro Pigments and joined DCL beginning 2021 as VP Sales SW USA.

Register Today!

“Into The Blue” – The Mystery of Indanthrone Blue

January 11th, 2022

This webinar will focus on the history of Indanthrone blue, its value in use, and some of its mysteries! It will be presented by Lieven Vandenberghe (European Coatings Industry, Coordination Manager). Technical staff will be available to answer questions during the webinar, and include: Curtis Ross, Martin Baier, and Bruce Howie.

Register Today!

Re-watch Previous Webinars on our Events Page today!


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About DCL Corporation
DCL Corporation 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 for more information on our product range.