DayGlo ZQ Pigments are an improved version of DayGlo Z Pigments. They offer lower mold plate-out, increased plastic compatibility, require lower processing temperatures, and have larger particle size to reduce dusting.
ZQ-11 Aurora Pink* ZQ-16 Arc Yellow*
ZQ-12 Neon Red* ZQ-17 Saturn Yellow*
ZQ-13 Rocket Red* ZQ-18 Signal Green*
ZQ-14 Fire Orange* ZQ-19 Horizon Blue*
ZQ-15 Blaze Orange* ZQ-21 Corona Magenta*
Chemical Nature & Dispersion Properties:
ZQ Pigments are a solid solution of fluorescent dyes in a thermoplastic modified polyamide resin. To ensure complete color development when incorporating ZQ Pigments into plastic resins, it is essential the minimum processing temperature of 350oF (175oC) is reached in order to completely melt and evenly distribute the pigment throughout the plastic.
Typical Physical Properties:
Minimum Processing Temperature 350oF (175oC)
Heat Stability 575oF (300oC)
Melting Point 248oF-275oF (120oC-135oC)
Melting Point (ZQ-18, ZQ-19) 280oF-310oF (138oC-155oC)
Specific Gravity 1.20
Bulk Density 28-31 lbs./ft³
Average Particle Size 20-60 Microns
ZQ Pigments offer excellent heat stability in injection molded plastics when compared to other thermoplastic fluorescent pigments commercially available. The maximum recommended processing temperature is 575oF.
*Trademark of Day-Glo Color Corp.