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The LUMIRO™ Difference

From Color Matching to Custom Dispersions...

Extraordinary Color Matching

Experience almost unlimited color matching capabilities in most low VOC and conventional water-borne and solvent-borne coatings as well as solvent-free systems.

Measurable Value

The cost-per-unit strength and stability of these dispersions make LUMIRO™ a smart and measurable solution.
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Easy to Use

LUMIRO™ dispersions are carefully formulated to provide trouble-free use. The pigments will fully disperse for maximum tinting strength and full chroma.

Quality Best Practices

LUMIRO™’s adherence to product quality begins in the early stages of research and development and continues through to production and final inspection. Our quality control experts meet and exceed standards for custom product specifications.

What is LUMIRO™?

LUMIRO™ is NAGASE Specialty Materials' signature colorant line made for the demanding, high-performance environments found in architectural and industrial coatings applications. 

We create standard and custom color pigment dispersions for tinting both water and solvent-based systems.

Derived from the words light (lum) and color (iro in Japanese), LUMIRO’s innovative coatings are all around us: in paints, adhesives, inks, urethanes, and sealant markets. Through NAGASE Groups' laboratory and research facilities, there are nearly unlimited opportunities to customize color pigment dispersions.

LUMIRO™ is made from the highest quality raw materials resulting in an unparalleled user experience. Plus, the ISO-certified facilities and quality control specialists ensure product performance and vibrant color consistency.

CW Series

Waterborne Coatings
Resin-free for waterborne coatings, including latex, water based acrylics and alkyds, PUDs and more…

AL Series

Solvent Borne Coatings
Alkyds for solvent borne coatings, including wood coatings, stains, long and short oil alkyds and more…


Solvent Borne Tinting
Solvent borne for tinting acrylic, urethane (1K/2K), epoxy (1K/2K), CAB, nitrocellulose and more...

Our Team

Our people make the difference. For us, everyday life means leading with our values: honesty, customer centricity, respect and team play.

Just as LUMIRO™ is about embracing “the spectrum of everyday life,” our culture encourages that same respect for growth and pushing the boundaries of innovation so that — together — we can bring innovation to the industry and the people who use our products.


Our product line is designed to meet nearly any resin system and color combination you can think of, but we know that sometimes you need something a little different!

We’d love to work with you to design a customized product that delivers something special.

We will work with you to define your customized color, stability, and light-fastness needs and we can match the performance of most competitive products.

Formulation Information

LUMIRO™ color dispersions are formulated for performance, designed to deliver the right properties for your project.

We focus on consistently and optimally dispersing our colors to deliver the right color every time, whether you choose our standard products or work with us to deliver a customized color for your application.

Excellent Support

LUMIRO™ is not just a product, we also offer skilled technical service to support our customers. Part of the Nagase Group, NSM is backed by deep knowledge and experience in colorant sales, distribution and manufacturing.

Our customer service is second to none!



The LUMIRO™ colorant line is based on sustainability best practices. Our efforts rally around three critical areas: waste and energy reduction, clean air and water conservation, and significantly reducing the presence of volatile organic compounds and other hazardous chemicals. Beyond our operations, we continue to encourage socially responsible practices through our supply chain partners.

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About Us

NAGASE Specialty Materials drives value for market innovators. We are a distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical ingredients for industries impacting everyday life around the world. We are committed to adding value to our customers’ product development and manufacturing processes with extensive resources to fulfill that commitment.


We empower bold people with big ideas. For more than 40 years, we’ve driven value for market innovators in various industries, and we continue to do so today.

Manufacturing is holistic. Every stage determines outcomes. We add value all along the manufacturing journey -- from the seed of an idea to getting your products into the hands of people who need them most.

NAGASE Specialty Materials is a distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical technologies. We provide solutions for industries impacting everyday life around the world: textiles; coatings; inks; plastics; packaging; automotive; aerospace; personal care; household, industrial and institutional; pharmaceutical; and electronics. We are chemists and problem-solvers, scientists and creative thinkers.

We began in 1985 as Fitz Chem. Our founder’s motto: Grow through reputation. We became known as a company where people and ideas could thrive. In 2017, after three decades of growth, we became part of NAGASE Group, an $8 billion innovator known for making high-end Japanese technologies accessible globally.

Our collective values came from a shared passion for customer success, trust and respect, and honest communication. With global access to experts and ahead-of-the-wave technologies, our unique chemistries give customers a competitive edge.

Today, we offer innovation centers that support R&D and application testing, an expansive supplier network enabling unmatched access to materials, and a market-solution driven mindset to address complex process challenges.

NAGASE was founded in 1832 as a specialized purveyor of dyes and chemicals. NAGASE Group includes 100+ group companies and more than 6,000 team members in 27 countries and regions, providing value-added opportunities in global markets. Along with our worldwide reach, we continue to provide dedicated support and commitment to our customers. What is important to you inspires us to deliver our best work with the greatest of care.

Our beginnings were humble.

The year was 1985. Founder Robert Becker, a veteran in the chemical industry, launched Fitz Chem as a place where people and ideas could thrive. His motto: Grow through reputation.

Fast forward to 2017. After three decades of growth, the perfect partner found us. NAGASE, an $8 billion innovator known for high-end Japanese technologies, shared our foundational values – a passion for building other people’s success, trust and respect, and honest communication. With global access to experts and ahead-of-the-wave technologies, our unique chemistries give customers an opportunity to win.

Today, we are a hybrid company.

Fitz Chem NAGASE Group is both a traditional distributor of specialty chemicals and a manufacturer of chemical formulations. We are scientists and technology geeks, thinkers and creatives. We are always questioning: What is the impact of our work on the future of consumer goods?

Hang up the phone, then trust.

In a marketplace where rapid change is the norm, a promise kept can mean the difference between going to market on time and missing a critical window of opportunity altogether. Our reputation is built on unshakable ground: on-time delivery and shipping, suppliers prepared for orders with minimal disruption, access to chemists and industry experts, and a flawless track record of follow-through rooted in our values.