The specialty chemicals group Lanxess has expanded its product portfolio of black pigments for coloring construction materials. The new powder pigment Bayferrox TP LXS 5253 is suitable for use in all areas of construction materials coloring. Compared to the standard iron oxides, it offers a special color shade in that it has a distinctively bluer tint and of higher color intensity. The pigment meets all requirements of the European standard DIN EN 12878 and is accordingly certified. Due to the low content of water-soluble salts, the product is ideally suited for use in reinforced concrete.