CMC Tests better than the rest!

CMC Tests better than the rest!

CMC mulch colorants were tested next to a leading competitor and outperformed them by more than 15%. Mulch manufacturers that make colored mulch know that quality matters but so does efficiency for improving the bottom line.

CMC full line of colors includes:

  • Red
  • Crimson Red
  • Bursting Red
  • Brown
  • Spring Brown
  • Coffee
  • Xtra Black
  • Jet Black
  • Gold

Four colors were tested and compared in this trial; black, brown, spring brown and red. They were tested by demonstrating how many pounds per cubic yard were used to achieve the color that they wanted. The amount of dye that was used was the only variant in the test, the amount of water used was consistent. Below are the percentages that demonstrate the difference in how much dye was used between CMC and the competitor.




Lbs. per cu/yd.

Lbs. per cu/yd.


Brown 4.14 3.5 15.45%
Red 6.14 3.43 44.13%
Spring Brown 5.74 3.31 37.63%
Black 3.86 3.24 16.06%


The chart above demonstrates that the mulch manufacturer used less of the CMC colorant than the competitor. Every color ranges in percentage from 15 all the way up to 44, and that can make a large difference in the production of the mulch.

CMC uses technology that takes the pigments and other ingredients, that breaks down the particles to produce microscopic sizes. This process has shown that you need to use less dye to achieve the desired results while still getting optimal coverage that will last.

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