February 2020

Discover our formulation of the month for February 2020

Unfathomable Blackness

Noble and graceful yet wild and mysterious. A dark color with a shimmering shine like a black horse’s coat. The horse is a symbol of passion and freedom. With its polished and gracious movement, it captivates the eyes of all who see it. Take a look at our new formulation of the month February which combines mystery and elegance in one, using our Xirallic® NXT M260-70 Amur Black. But be careful not to lose yourself in thought.

68.8% Xirallic® NXT M260-70 Amur Black

0.4% Heliogen® Blue L 6989 F

27.7% Emperor® 2000

2.8% Special Black® 100

0.3% Hostaperm® Violet RL spec. TS

PWC in dry film = 11.1%


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, Germany

Emperor® is a trademark of Cabot Corporation, Alpharetta, USA

Special Black® is a trademark of Orion Engineered Carbons S.A, Luxembourg

Hostaperm® is a trademark of Clariant International Ltd, Muttenz, Switzerland

The image of the styling may look different on every screen. It is just an inspiration.