Production of smart coatings Made in France
We produce smart pigments, inks and paints on an industrial scale in our factory located in Pessac (33) in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
Our specialty chemical materials are the result of an expertise in color intelligence protected by a portfolio of patents.
An ISO 9001 certified production unit
Our expertise and our quality approach in specialty chemical materials enable us to meet processability requirements in environments with strong security and/or regulatory constraints. We operate nationally and internationally in all sector of industry, construction, mobility, health and care, space and defense and luxury sectors.
All our specialty chemical products are produced at our industrial unit in Pessac, France, according to rigorous manufacturing processes and under the continuous supervision and control of our quality manager.
Control of the intelligent material is carried out at every stage of our unit: from pigment to the delivery of finished products in the form of inks or paints.
Each batch is traced and accompanied by a performance certificate. Any deviation is recorded, analyzed and corrected as part of our continuous improvement policy.
Secure production of specialty chemical materials
From kilogram to ton/day
We ensure the recurrent and reliable industrial production of smart materials from the specialty pigments to the reactive inks and paints:
- units for thermochromic products that change color with temperature,
- units for photochromic, luminescent, fluorescent and phosphorescent materials sensitive to light,
- units for piezochromic compounds reactive to pressure,
- units for chemochromic materials (sensitive to the presence of gas), hydrochromic (sensitive to the presence of water), solvatochromic (solvent).
Respect for deadlines
We guarantee the delivery of our products in the shortest possible time, with an irreproachable level of quality for all types of industry:
- Smart inks for screen printing equipment, offset pad printing: UV, solvent;
- Smart paints adapted to different substrates: solvent-based mono and bi-component, aqueous phase.
- Color masterbatch or color concentrate.
Are you using a smart material whose properties are not stable?
If you entrust us with your smart material production in our unit, we will guarantee the delivery of the specific chemical material with certified performance properties.
Examples of supply disruptions of specificity chemical suppliers are multiplying at the whim of certain countries. The need for French origin appears today as a necessity.
Since 2017, we have made this choice by opening our chemical production factory in Pessac (33): a 1,700 m2 manufacturing tool associated with an investment of more than 5 million euros, with strong expertise in the manufacture of smart materials.
We also decided to create an agile industrial tool whose chemical production capacity adapts according to the demand with mixing reactors from 50L to + 1000L.
- All our smart pigments, inks and paints are produced at our site in Pessac and are controlled according to rigorous manufacturing processes, under the continuous supervision of our production control laboratory.
Our chemical production strategy is based on the long term. Our teams are ready to meet the challenges: Whether it is to ensure a recurring production, the transition to production of a new project, or a chemical product whose market demand is accelerating.
Recurring and reliable industrial production
Ensuring recurrent chemical production
Once an intelligent product is validated in our units, our chemical engineering teams will take charge of its industrialization. A validation plan for procedures and equipment is established by our quality manager to ensure the recurrent production of specific chemical products.
Securing supplies of chemicals
In order to secure chemicals industrialization, a study of the reliability of supplies is regularly carried out with the implementation of analysis criteria on incoming raw materials as well as the identification of a double sourcing.
Being flexible according to regulatory changes
This long-term reliability leads our teams to regularly review the synthesis protocols to adapt to the changes in economic and/or environmental constraints (origin and nature of raw materials). This is a long process that requires us to recheck all the chemical production stages, including the reproducibility of the synthesis.
Ensuring the greatest reactivity to follow the increase in load
Our mastery of all physical processes allows us to be as agile and reactive as possible to adapt our chemical manufacturing units and their production capacity. At each change of scale, the synthesis protocols will be reviewed and optimized to take into account the modification of the equipment, the synthesis conditions: concentration, addition and reaction time, shear force, viscosity, formulation of smart coatings...
An example of large-scale industrial production of specificity chemical products
LuminoKrom® is a photoluminescent paint deployed to secure nighttime travel or on industrial sites in areas without public lighting and/or to warn of a power outage.
These specific chemicals (a range of smart photoluminescent paints) are produced on a multi-ton scale in our chemical unit. We have reactors of more than 1000 L and a filling machine that allows us to fill 20 kg, 10 kg and 5 kg pots. Each jar comes with a performance certificate that guarantees the luminescence intensity according to the international standard ISO 17398.
We ship this line of smart chemicals nationally and internationally, and to ensure the utmost satisfaction of our customers, we ensure a shipment within 7 working days.
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