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What is Pigment – What is the definition of pigment?

Pigment definition

What is pigment? Pigments are defined as colored substances composed of fine particles. They usually exist in the form of powder. They are colored chemical raw materials with coloring, decoration and protection functions.

Pigments and dyes are both colorant types. The difference between them is that dyes are almost completely soluble in the medium in which they are used, while Pigments are actually insoluble in their application systems and are mainly mixed and dispersed in application media (such as water, oil, resin, solvents, etc.) to achieve their coloring purposes.

Pigment widely used in painting, printing, coatings, plastics, rubber, decoration, building materials and other fields, they give various colors to objects, create visual effects, and play an important role in art, industry and science.

What is pigment?

What is pigment?

Pigments can be divided into two categories: natural pigments and synthetic pigments. Natural pigments come from minerals, plants and animals in nature, such as ocher, cinnabar and indigo.

synthetic pigments are manufactured through chemical reactions and have rich Color and high stability, such as chrome yellow and titanium dioxide; with the development of science and technology, the types of synthetic pigments continue to increase, with bright colors and high stability, gradually becoming the mainstream in the pigment field.

Pigment definition summary

In short, as a colorant, pigment not only has a profound impact in the field of art, but also plays an indispensable role in industry, printing, decoration and other fields. Its rich colors and diverse applications make it an important medium for human creativity and brings unlimited possibilities to all walks of life.

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