Industrial, Manufacturing & Coatings

Cathay’s high quality, high performance micronized and non-micronized iron oxide pigments are ideal for use in coatings, ink, plastic and pvc, adhesive, and textile applications.

We have a wide range of pigments and preparations available, descriptions of which can be found on our Products pages: Inorganic Pigments, Organic Pigments, Our Agencies. We’re particularly proud of the following innovations:


    CATHAYCOATis our premium range of iron oxides, specially designed for top coatings and fine-quality products such as paints, plastics, and paper. CATHAYCOAT comes in a number of categories, from top-of-the-line micronized A grades to economical C and primer grades. You can find a full list of CATHAYCOATofferings on our Product page: Inorganic Pigments.


    CATHAYRED is a renewed and extended range of precipitated Red Iron Oxide pigments specifically designed for the paint and coating industries. You can find a full list of CATHAYREDofferings on our Product page: Inorganic Pigments.


    CATHAY INDUSTRIES offers a range of high quality heat resistant pigments under the brand name CATHAYTHERM. You can find a full list of CATHAYTHERMofferings on our Product page: Inorganic Pigments.


    CATHAYCOLOR is our premium range of high-performance organic pigments, including azo yellows, phthalo blues, DPP reds, and quinacrodone violets. They can be used across a broad range of end applications.


    CATHAYNYLorganic and inorganic pigment preparations have been developed for water-based coatings. They are APEO and binder free, giving them a pourable and pumpable consistency, ideal for applications such as water-thinnable emulsion paints and tint-dispensing equipment.


    CATHAYSOL soluble dyes are designed for polymers, and can add both opaque and transparent colours to clear plastics such as polystyrene (PS), styrene acrylonitrile (SAN), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC-R), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polyester (PET/PBT), polycarbonate (PC) and polyamide (PA).


    CATHAYSPERSE water-based pigment dispersions are glycol and surfactant free, designed especially for water-based flexographic inks. Stabilised with a small amount of alkali-soluble styrene acrylic resin, they are ideal for all packaging and printing applications.


    Organic High Performance Pigment Powders for plastics, rubber, coatings and ink application.

Contact Cathay Industries for more information on these and other products and solutions.

Cathay Industries (Africa) (Pty) Ltd Head Office

Lion Roars Office Park, 50 Heugh Road
Walmer, Port Elizabeth
6070, South Africa
+27 (0) 41 581 5206
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