Raw Materials Data Handbook - Pigments Handbook

4th Edition

Welcome to the Pigments Data Handbook – 2024 Online Edition!

The 2024 edition of the Raw Materials Data Handbook - Pigments is produced in collaboration with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers and the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association The Pigments Handbook is widely regarded as the essential information source for pigments used in ink and coating applications. This comprehensive reference guide covers more than 250 organic and inorganic pigments, with detailed technical and regulatory data. The Pigments Handbook is a must-have reference guide used by professionals working with pigments in various industries. The 2024 edition is now available to access online!


Now Available Online!

The online Pigments Handbook provides access to a searchable database and a wealth of information on pigment properties, regulations, applications and performance, including individual pigment data sheets, extensive cross references, tables and indices.

Users can search for pigments by name, CAS number, color index number, chemical class or application. You can find detailed information on physical and chemical characteristics, safety and health information, color performance, fastness, and more.

The online edition also features a Pigment Supplier Directory where you can search for pigment manufacturers and distributors.

The online handbook is organized into the following sections:

Example Datasheet


Technical Data

  • Explanation of the Pigment Data Compilation
  • Data Compiled
  • List of Pigments
  • Data Presentation
  • Data Sources
  • Data Transcriptions
  • Definition and Significance of Properties Compiled
  • Identity Data for Principal Component
  • Regulatory Data
  • Commercial Product Data
  • Typical Spectral Curves
  • Physical Data
  • Fastness Data
  • Color Permanency
  • Information Sources

Supplier Index

Comprehensive, up-to-date listing of pigment suppliers and distributors

Safety and Health Information

  • Safety Considerations
  • Excessive Heat
  • Dust Explosion
  • Chemical Reactivity
  • Health Considerations
  • Short-term (Acute) Exposure
  • Acute Lethal Dosage
  • Primary Irritation
  • Nuisance Dust
  • Long-term (Chronic) Exposure Dermal Effects
  • Internal Effects
  • Carcinogenic Testing
  • Short-term Mutagenicity Testing
  • Annex-Abstracts for Studies of Human Exposure to Pigments
  • Safety and Health Bibliography

Properties Covered

  • Identity data for principal component
  • Colour IndexTM Online Generic Name
  • Colour IndexTM Online Constitution Number
  • Common name
  • Chemical type
  • Chemical class
  • Chemical description
  • Hue
  • CAS Registry Number (and CA Index Name)
  • Structural formula
  • Empirical formula (CAS)
  • Molecular weight
  • Regulatory data
  • Regulated constituents (molecular)
  • Specific gravity
  • Solid bulk density
  • Melting point
  • Particle shape
  • Particle size
  • 325-Mesh retention
  • Surface area
  • pH
  • Hiding power
  • Oil absorption
  • Fastness data
  • Acids and alkalis Resistance
  • Water Resistance