Color Handbook

Dioxazine violet

  Dioxazine violet
   Color Index   Pigment Violet 23,37 

Properties of dioxazine violet
Property Dioxazine violet
Solvent resistance excellent<
Heat Stability excellent
Light fastness very good

These violet pigments possess a very small particle size. This characteristic make them vulnerable to flocculation. This can also produce plate out in some powder coating systems.


Dioxazine violet pigments are used in a variety of paint systems: water-based emulsions, automotive OEM paints, coil coatings... In metallic paints, Pigment Violet 23 is more used because of its transparency and bluer shade.


These pigments are relatively expensive. But their very high strength makes them relatively economic in a lot of applications.


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