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Lanxess’ Inorganic Pigments is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of inorganic pigments

The business unit has a global presence with production facilities in Germany, China, and Brazil as well as with additional mixing and milling facilities in Australia, the UK, Spain and the United States. Iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments from Lanxess Inorganic Pigments are distinguished by their high quality, standards-compliant and environmentally compatible processing.

Where can inorganic pigments be used?

Marketed under the names Bayferrox®, Colortherm® and Bayoxide®, the business unit’s iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments in red, yellow, green, brown or black, are characterized by their outstanding colour stability, excellent light fastness, weather stability and chemical resistance. These synthetically produced inorganic colour pigments are available in powder, micronized powder, granules and compacted form. Powdered pigments are insoluble in water and dilute acids, resistant to cement lime/alkaline and completely weather/light stable. The level of pigment agglomerates is significantly reduced in micronized pigment grades, which as a result, exhibit high dispersibility. Industries and areas of application include construction, coatings, plastics and paper. Lanxess’ The Bayoxide range encompasses products used for the manufacture of airbags, brake linings and refractory ceramics, pigments for toners used in photocopiers and laser printers.

Product trade names and descriptions

The below descriptions provide a general insight into our product range on offer from Lanxess.

There are a few exceptions where unique products don’t conform to the standard nomenclature, for accurate product information, please search for corresponding technical data sheets via our product finder.

  • Bayferrox

    Iron oxide pigments are available in red, yellow, brown and black in standard, micronized, fine milled, blended and high purity forms

  • Bayoxide

    Special grades particularly developed for different markets, industries and certain technical requirements

  • Colortherm

    High heat stability range includes red, yellow, brown and black pigments based on iron oxides and greens based on chrome oxides in standard or micronized form

  • Shadeacrete

    Iron oxide blend pigment for cement and lime-based products

Technical Brochures and Downloads

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Key features


One of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments


The largest iron oxide production plant in the world is located at the LANXESS site in Germany


Over 350,000 metric tons of iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments are manufactured at sites in Germany, Brazil and China


Excellent product quality based on extensive technological competence and ecofriendly manufacturing processes

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