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Inorganic Pigments (IPG)

The Inorganic Pigments business unit (IPG) offers a range of iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments distinguished by their excellent quality and sustainable processing properties.

Color for life

Bayferrox® and Colortherm® pigments have been setting standards for decades. They are available in more than 100 different shades of red, yellow, green, brown and black.

In addition to standard applications such as house paint and tinting for paving stones, our pigments are used in exposed concrete, infrared reflecting coatings, artificial grass and wood-plastic composites. These pigments deliver outstanding lightfastness, weather stability and chemical resistance.

Available in powder, granulate, compact or liquid pigment form, IPG’s products also include special micronized pigments for high-dispersal requirements, as well as the highly purified Z-grade pigment range for cosmetic applications.

Innovative solutions

Our comprehensive range of technical oxides for specialty applications is marketed under the Bayoxide® brand. Optimized for diverse requirements, these products are used in airbags, catalytic converters, adsorbents for purifying water, and processes for desulfurizing methane gas. New applications have been developed in medical engineering and electric car batteries.

We place a premium on building meaningful partnerships and developing solutions together with our customers. Thanks to our R&D teams and Global Competence Centers, our customers across the world can count on our support.


Bayferrox® granules permit dust-free and automated dosing of pigments for tinting all construction materials, including the exposed concrete used in many modern public buildings.

Paints and coatings

Special high-performance iron oxide yellow pigments enable the formulation of low-viscosity pigment preparations as required by the pastes industry. In addition to excellent working properties, they can enhance operational efficiency.


Colortherm® pigments are extremely lightfast and weatherproof. Thanks to their UV light-absorbing properties, they prevent plastics such as artificial grass from degrading due to sunlight.

Drinking water

Bayoxide® E33 is an iron oxide that has been designed specifically for use in the removal of arsenic from drinking water and wastewater.


Bayoxide® E16 is a technical iron oxide that has been specifically developed for use in the desulphurization of biogas.


Soon, iron oxides – one of the basic materials used in cutting-edge lithium iron phosphate batteries – will be found in the latest generation of electric vehicles.


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  • Iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments have excellent lightfastness, weather stability and chemical resistance.
  • All pigments have outstanding working properties.
  • ISO certification and sustainable production processes.
  • A broad product portfolio supporting an array of innovative applications.
  • A Global Competence Center providing worldwide access to our knowledge and expertise.

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