April 2021

Discover our formulation of the month for April 2021

Emerald Ruins

Shades of green represent the most vivid and vital elements of nature and our formulation of the month recalls the lush, botanic life of thriving forests. This rich emerald hue glazed in subtle shimmer reminds us of hidden, ancient ruins that are brought back to life by the power of nature. Overgrown by vibrant greenery such as fresh moss and succulent leaves evokes the nostalgia of long past memories of ancient cultures.

Layer 1

0.727% Colorstream® T20-04 Lapis Sunlight

1.691% Colorstream® T20-02 Arctic Fire

0.439% Emperor® 2000

0.762% Heliogen® Blue L 6950 F 

Layer 2

2K high gloss clear coat

In the dry state:

Pigment/binder ratio = 0.25

PWC in dry film = 20.28%


Emerald Ruins

Technical Data

Base Coat

1-component water-borne basecoat

Applied layer thickness: 12 – 16 μm

Clear Coat

2K high gloss clear coat 

Applied layer thickness 45 – 55 μm


The PWC (Pigment Weight Concentration) in the dry film is indicated for each styling

PWC = p / (p + b)

p = total weight pigments (solid)

b = weight binder (solid)

In the dry state: Pigment / binder ratio = (Σ Pigment) / (Total solid content (wet form) – (Σ Pigment)) 

Feasibility for on-line application

The stylings in our color inspirations are intended to demonstrate future effect color directions and possibilities. Although we have tried to make the formulations as realistic as possible, we cannot guarantee their full feasibility for on-line application. A certain degree of modification and fine tuning will probably be necessary.

Third Party Trademarks

HELIOGEN® is a trademark of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Emperor® is a trademark of Cabot Corp., Boston, USA