Nowadays, architects and designers use colored cement as a tool to incorporate an element of innovation, differentiation and exclusivity to their projects. The most usual inorganic pigments for the cement coloration are Synthetic and Natural Iron Oxides for Red, Yellow, Black and Brown usually preferred

Coloured cement is more used every day to add color to concrete, mortar or any other cementitious formulation.Tata Pigments is one of the largest pigment suppliers to the construction industry - such as cast in-situ concrete, pre-cast concrete components, concrete roofing tiles, pavers and asphalt.

Construction materials are colored using pigments, cement coloration pigments must have the following properties: -

  • High tinting-strength products.
  • Resistance to the aggressiveness of strongly alkaline cement paste
  • Light and weather fastness
  • Insoluble in the mixing water (and rainfall)
  • Easy handling and incorporation
  • Color consistency
  • Pigment must not change mechanical properties of the final material
  • Pigment must not change setting time and other characteristics of the cementations formulation