Founded in 1934, Pflaumer Brothers, Inc. is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals based on
proprietary technology for coatings, inks, plastics, metalworking fluids and lubricants, as well as
other applications such as composites and electronics. Pflaumer’s technology covers a broad range of
chemistries, including polymerized phosphate esters, polyglycerol esters, surface-active polyesters
and polyamides, polymerized isocyanates, polyurethanes, epoxy crosslinkers, polyaspartics, acrylic
and methacrylic polymers, and specialty amines.
Pflaumer has developed considerable know-how in
dispersions of solids in liquids, such as pigment dispersions, and in the technology of
nano-dispersions where the solid particles are less than one micron in diameter, such as graphene
nano-ribbons and graphene quantum dots, both crystals of carbon. The company also has expertise in
the synthesis of organic crystals. This know-how was acquired through the creation of organic
compounds for use as pigments and in the “treatment” or modification of pigments to make pigments
effective for various applications, including coatings, inks and plastics. The pigments are used in
high-performance applications such as automotive coatings, and they include classes of pigments
known as quinacridone and DPP. Pflaumer has a unique position in industry through its combination of
technology involving polymer chemistry, crystal chemistry, and mixing/milling equipment used to
combine polymers and crystals. An example is the combination of polymeric dispersants, wetting
agents, and grinding resins manufactured by Pflaumer with organic and inorganic pigments, resulting
in dispersions sold as color concentrates used in coatings, inks, plastics and other applications.
Pflaumer works to emphasize the development of technology on chemical products for high-performance
coatings: polyaspartics, epoxies, and urethanes. Pflaumer is a leader in offering polyaspartic
amines and offers a complete line of materials used in the formulation of polyaspartic coatings:
specially designed colorants, — masstones and more
than 30 tints.
functional additives to improve flow, leveling, and deaeration (including
high-build applications), reactive diluents and non-reactive diluents to reduce viscosity,
replacing conventional solvents
Unique aliphatic trimer isocyanates are designed for polyaspartic coatings to supplement its
complete line of aliphatic isocyanates. These isocyanates extend working time, reduce viscosity,
improve adhesion to metal, and provide a range of flexibility to polyaspartic coatings.
Specially designed polyaspartic amines offer extended working times, low viscosity, flexibility, and
improvements in adhesion.
Specialty polyols are marketed by Pflaumer for use in 2-K urethanes as well as water-based polyols
for polyurethane polymer concrete. Specialty aromatic isocyanates are manufactured for urethane
polymer concrete as well to extend working time and promote faster cure rates. Unique curing agents
for 2K epoxies are rapidly gaining market acceptance for high-performance coatings. In addition, a
new line of monomeric-based color concentrates is offered for polyaspartics, epoxies, urethanes and
water-based systems such as urethane polymer concrete.
Products currently offered by Pflaumer Brothers reflect the broad range of this
Pigment wetting agents, polymeric dispersants and surfactants;
Specialty polymers, including polymeric isocyanates for 2K systems;
Polyols for high-performance urethane coatings;
Crosslinkers for epoxy resins;
Flow and leveling agents;
Reactive and non-reactive diluents;
Functional additives and resins;
Pigment dispersions and color concentrates
Specialty nano-materials, dispersions and solutions.