Shepherd Adds Green 40P601, Blue 40P585 To Precise™ Pigments Line

The Shepherd Color Co., Cincinnati, has added Green 40P601, CI pigment Green 26 seafoam green and
Blue 40P585, CI pigment Blue 28 cobalt blue its Precise™ line of inorganic pigments for coloring
fibers and films. According to the company, the pigments are durable, lightfast and chemically
inert; weather well; offers high temperature stability; and are insoluble and resistant to bleeding
and migration. They also are part of Shepherd’s Arctic® range of pigments, which according to the
company, minimize heat buildup and reduce overall energy costs when used in outdoor, building,
roofing, window, paving, automotive and military applications.

According to Shepherd, both pigments meet the following safety codes: RoHS 2000/95/EC; WEEE
2000/96/EC; Council of Europe AP (89)1; and Australian Standard AS 2070. Blue 40P585 also meets
guidelines for FDA 21CFR 178.3297; CONEG; Toy Safety EN71.3; and the French Positive List.

March 31, 2009