Davis Colors and our parent company Rockwood Pigments make thousands of different colored pigments: synthetic red, yellow, orange, brown and black iron oxides, carbon blacks, cobalt blues, and chromium oxide greens. We offer standard colors and custom powder blends. The powder pigments are packaged in 50 lb. bags and in bulk sacks. Our Mix-Ready® line offers smaller packaging options. Many of our pigments are made from recycled material. In fact, sixty percent of the iron oxide pigment’s content is made from recycled materials.
Granufin® free-flowing pigments and the Granumat® concrete color metering system are so innovative, they were granted U.S. patent 4,946,505. Granufin® is the only pigment granule with a binding ingredient that stays intact during transport and metering and then enhances color development when mixed into concrete.
The Granufin® micro-granule and color metering system was invented in 1989 by Brockhues, a German company and leader in supplying European concrete paving material manufacturers. In 1995, Brockhues joined Rockwood Pigments NA, Inc., the parent company of Davis Colors. Granufin® products are available through the Davis Colors' North American distribution system. Together with Hydrotint® liquids and economical powder concentrates, Davis Colors offers every form of color available.
The Granufin®/Granumat® color system includes Granufin® micro-granulated pigment and Granumat® equipment, which automatically weighs and transports pigment from bulk storage directly to the concrete mixer in a completely enclosed automated batching operation. For many concrete producers, automated metering can be a more economical method for producing colored concrete. Granufin® colors are free-flowing, easy to handle and virtually dust-free for a cleaner manufacturing plant. They come in bulk super-sacks weighing between 1,500 to 2,650 pounds to further minimize transportion and handling costs.
Aqueous pigment dispersions are nothing new at Davis Colors™. In fact, we have been formulating liquid-based pigments since 1960 for paint and coating manufacturers. But we waited until now to introduce Hydrotint®, our new aqueous pigment dispersions especially formulated for colored concrete. That's because Davis Colors™ is committed to "Setting the Standard in Concrete Colors™". A liquid color had to prove itself as reliable and effective as our dry pigments before we could put the Davis Colors™ name on it.
Innovative Mix-Ready® bags disintegrate during mixing for clean color handling and no environmental waste.
Ready Mix operators just toss unopened Mix-Ready® bags into the mixer. Mix-Ready® bags are made of special paper and adhesive which get soggy when wet and disintegrate during mixing. The bags release Davis Colors™ deep in the mixer to disperse uniformly. Color handling is clean and environmental waste is minimized.
True Tone™ Sweet 16™ colors turn ordinary mortar into 64 exciting shades. With such a large selection, your imagination can really take off. Mortar colors enhance the beauty of brick, block and stone to quicken the pulse of designers and homeowners. Jobs go faster, too, because True Tone™ dose-sized boxes don't require weighing. And since a little goes a long way, True Tones are economical to use. Durable True Tone™ colors go the distance to provide a long lasting, natural mortar finish.
W-1000 is a water-base modified acrylic co-polymer emulsion that doubles as a membrane forming curing compound and a long-lasting sealer, especially formulated for architectural applications. W-1000 quickly dries to a semi-gloss, non-yellowing and durable barrier against moisture, oil and most stains. W-1000 is a milky white liquid that sprays on blue and dries clear on any horizontal concrete surface. Its non-clouding formula makes it especially suitable for use on architectural, colored, sand blasted or exposed aggregate concrete.
Color Seal II™ is a membrane forming acrylic co-polymer sealer which is sprayed-on fresh colored concrete as a curing compound. It is used instead of water curing or plastic curing sheets which can discolor the slab. Color Seal II™ Keeps water in the slab while it cures which helps prevent cracking and optimizes final hardness. It also dust proofs and seals the surface to protect against water damage and most stains. It is semi-transparent and tinted in 40 different shades to match our color card for integrally colored concrete.
Granumat automatic metering systems are available in three base models with a variety of configurations and features to accomodate the varying requirements and budgets of concrete product manufacturers. The Babymat™ is designed for single color metering accurate to +/- 50 grams. The Granumat® MC can handle up to 6 colors, store 99 recipes in its PLC control and meter color accurately to +/- 30 grams. The top-of-the-line Granumat® PC is operated by computer and capable of handling six colors, 600 recipes, alternating recipes randomly or in sequence and metering accurately to +/- 10 grams. All Granumat® systems can be positioned up to 150 feet away from the mixer and all are capable of serving up to three mixers simultaneously.
The Chameleon® system raises colored concrete to a higher level. Introducing the world's first PC-operated automatic color metering system specifically engineered to satisfy the unique requirements of Ready-Mix operators. Developed by Davis Colors, a unit of Rockwood Pigments NA, Inc., the Chameleon® system breaks new ground by combining innovative new liquid color metering technology with the computing power of standard PC and the versatility of Windows® -based operating software.
The Concrete Palette™ by Davis Colors is the first computer-visualizing software tool that turns custom concrete colors viewed on a computer monitor into colors cast in concrete. It's available as a free download. With the ever-growing popularity of stamped concrete the Concrete Palette gives a designer more color options for their stamped concrete or decorative concrete projects. Now it is possible to create a color for stamped concrete that complements your own environment.