Pigment Yellow 74

Similar to Clariant 2GX70

Pigment Yellow 74 one of the important monoazo pigments type. It is bright and greenish shade yellow (between CI Pigment Yellow 3 and Pigment Yellow 1). It also has high tinting strength , which is almost twice of other usual monoazo pigments). PY74 is applied in NC gravure ink,water-based ink,traffice paint and latex paint. If in the consideration of eco-friendly, it is top choice if customers want to use yellow pigments without chlorine atoms.

The commercial value of PY74 is very high. For the light fastness, it  is 2-3 levels better than bisazo yellow pigments.So, it is often applied in applications needs high light fastness, such as packaging printing inks, and outdoor latex paint.

Product Details


Pigment Yellow 74 is a bright yellow pigment with high business value. Opaque, Semi opaque and transparent types are available. It has the strongest coloring strength among all monoazo pigments. Its resistance in acid and alkali condition is good. The light fastness of PY 74 is much higher than azo pigmnents, so it is applied in fields that requires high light fastness, such as package ink or indoor out door decorative paint.

Chemical information

Color Index No: Pigment Yellow 74(C.I.11741)

Synonyms:Hansa brilliant yellow 5gx; Pigment Yellow 5gx, 2-[(2-Methoxy-4-nitrophenyl)azo]-N-(2-methoxyphenyl)-3-oxobutyramide;

Molecular Structure:

Pigment Yellow 74 molecular

Molecular Fomula:C18H18N4O6 Molecular Weight:386.3587
CAS No:6358-31-2 Particle size:
EINECS No: Density(g/cm3):1.28-1.51
Specific surface(m2/g):14 Oil Absorption(g/100g):27-45
Melting point:275-293℃ Chemical Class:Monoazo Yellow

Chemical resistance datas

Light fastness (Full) : 5-7 Light fastness(Tinting) : 5-7
Water :   5 Ethanol : 3-4
Heat stability (10min) :140-160℃ Ethyl acetate : 2-3
Acid: 5 Alkali : 5
White spirit:3-4 Weather:3


Ink 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: –

▲Very suitable    ◭Suitable   Δ Limited suitable    -Not suitable

Packing methods

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