Pigment Red 254

Similar to Ciba BO

Pigment Red 254, as one of the first DPP variety, was put into the market in 1986. It is a neutral red color, which has excellent solvent resistance and high light fastness at level 8. One of the main application of PR254 is automotive primers. In order to make it cost effective, it can be used together with CI Pigment Red 170 with lower light resistance but stronger blue shade, or used together with quinacridone to make transparent blue-red; PR254 is also widely used in the color of plastics such as PS,PVC and polyolefin. This pigment is also widely used in plastic packaging ink, water-based packaging inks with good hiding power and good migration resistance.

Product Details


Pigment Red 254 is a middle shade red with both transparent and semi-opaque types. It has good fluidity, dispersibility and low viscosity. PR254 is one of the earliest DDP pigments that are suitable for automotive coating and high end industrial coating. It has excellent light fastness and good resistance to color fading if used together with anti-oxidant or UV stabilizer, are largely used in toy plastics used in outdoor.

Chemical information

Color Index No:Pigment Red 254

Synonyms:Paint cored 254;3,6-Bis(4-chlorophenyl)-1,2,4,5-tetrahydro-2,5-diazapentalene-1,4-dione;

Molecular Structure:

pigment red 254 molecular

Molecular Formula: C18H10Cl2N2O2 Molecular Weight:357.19
CAS No: 84632-65-5 EINECS No: 401-540-3
Density(g/cm3): 1.57 Average particle size: 0.25um
Specific surface(m2/g): 25 Oil Absorption(g/100g): 30-40
Melting point(℃): / Chemical Class: Diketopyrrolopyrrole

Chemical resistance datas

Light fastness (Full): 7-8 Light fastness(Tinting): 7-8
Heat stability: 200 ℃ (10min) Acid: 5
Alkali : 5 Toluene: 5
Ethanol: 4-5 Ethyl acetate: 4-5
Water: 5 Paraffine: 5



Sheetfed offset ink: △ Water-based ink: ◭
Heat set ink: △ NC ink: △
Cold set ink: – Metal decorative ink: ▲
Gravure ink: – UV curing ink(offset): ▲
Silkscreen ink: ◭ UV curing ink(Flexo): ▲
Coating Water based industrial paint: ▲ Powder Coatings: ◭
Solvent based industrial paint: ▲ Automotive coatings: ▲
Water based decorative paint : ◭ Wood coatings: ▲
Solvent based decorative paint: ◭ Amine curing epoxy coatings: ◭
Coil Coating: ◭ Textile printing: ◭
Plastic PE: ◭ PA: –
PP: ◭ PC: –
PVC: ▲ Pom: △
ABS: △ Rubber: ▲
PUR: ◭ Fibers: –

Packing methods

25kgs craft bag with pallets; 7-8MT in 20’FCL