Nordmann News & Events News New innovative Coloured Aluminium Pigments range from Toyal
27 June 2024

New innovative Coloured Aluminium Pigments range from Toyal

TOYO ALUMINIUM K.K. proudly announces the launch of FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL, a versatile and high-performance material designed to meet both aesthetic and functional needs across various industries. This innovative material is set to transform applications requiring both visual appeal and advanced technical properties.

Key Features and Benefits:


  1. Aesthetic & Functional Value: FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL offers exceptional aesthetic and functional benefits, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications.
  2. Neutral Jetness: This material provides a neutral black colour, free from the reddish or yellowish tones often seen in traditional pigments, ensuring a pure and consistent black appearance.
  3. High IR Reflectance: The ability to reflect infrared (IR) light enhances the material’s efficiency in heat management and contributes to its overall functional performance.
  4. Efficient Heat Dissipation: FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL excels in heat dissipation, making it suitable for applications where thermal management is crucial.
  5. Hiding Power: This new material matches the hiding power of other FRIEND COLOR pigments, ensuring excellent coverage and opacity in coatings and finishes.
  6. High Durability: Demonstrated through rigorous weathering tests, FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL offers outstanding durability, maintaining its performance and appearance over time.
  7. LiDAR System Visibility: Unlike traditional pigments, this material is visible to LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) systems, making it ideal for use in advanced technological applications requiring precise detection and measurement.
  8. Black 'n' Cool Feature: The innovative Black 'n' Cool feature of FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL contributes to fuel and electricity efficiency in mobility applications, reducing overall energy consumption and promoting sustainability

For further information please contact:

Andrea Clavis
Andrea Clavis
Sales Manager | Coatings
Nordmann U.K. Limited

FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL is poised to become a game-changer in industries ranging from automotive to consumer electronics, offering a unique combination of aesthetic excellence and functional superiority. For more information, visit TOYO ALUMINIUM K.K.'s website.


Experience the power of FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL for your next project and explore the endless possibilities it brings to modern design and technology.

TOYO ALUMINIUM K.K. proudly announces the launch of FRIEND COLOR® AUTONAL

Environmentally Friendly "Green" Aluminium Pigments for Coatings


Toyal, has also launched a new range of eco-friendly products for the waterborne coatings market. These "Green" pigments are produced through a sustainable process that eliminates hydrocarbon solvents and reduces emissions.


Key Benefits of Toyal's "Green" Aluminium Pigments:


  • Sustainable Production: The Toyal TG Series is manufactured in water, eliminating the need for VOC solvents or hydrocarbons, resulting in no residual solvents or odour.
  • Low Carbon Footprint: The TG-SD-W product range has CO2 emissions as low as 0.04 kg per kg of product, significantly lower than traditional pigments.
  • Versatility: Suitable for automotive, plastic, coil, can coatings, and general industrial applications.
  • Convenience: Classified as Non-DG, making these pigments easier to ship, store, and handle.
  • Product Range: Includes fine to coarse silver dollar types, phosphate-stabilised to minimise gassing in water-based coatings, and available in paste or soft pellet form.
  • Stability and Resistance: Silica-coated variants provide excellent chemical resistance and stability, suitable for food contact applications.
  • High Aluminium Content: TG-WSD-PL products contain 80% aluminium pigment, are solvent-free, VOC-free, and carried in surfactant.


With these innovations, Toyal is setting new standards in the coatings industry, offering eco-friendly alternatives that do not compromise on performance.

Please download product PDFs here from Toyal on these products: 

Friend Colour Autonal Introduction
1 MB
Toyal Green Products
224 KB