In the automotive and transport vehicle sectors, good corrosion protection, high brilliance and colour fastness over a long period of time and under various climatic conditions as well as a broad spectrum of colours and effects play a major role. In addition, high demands are placed on the cleanability of such coatings. Fire protection also plays a very important role, especially in transportation. Epoxides, acrylates and polyurethanes as 1-component and 2-component systems often form the basis as binders.
Foam is a dispersion of a gas in a liquid. The occurrence of foam when producing and processing coatings, printing inks, plastic materials, but also in many other industrial processes, is usually not desired.
Defoamers or air release agents prevent and destroy the foam bubbles and enable an improved processing, a perfect surface and optimum product properties.
Bismuth Oxychloride based brilliant silver white effect pigments are marketed as pastes and are available in a range of dispersions for a wide variety of binder systems for printing inks. The pigments provide an a very good hiding power and and soft luster effects.
Durazane® 5500 is developed expecially for use in high-gloss, solvent-borne topcoats. The product features are: High-temperature stability, water and dirt repellency, scratch protection and corrosion prevention.
Synthetic mica based effect pigments. The shiny character of synthetic mica is comparable in its physical behavior to natural mica but it is due to absence of impurities much cleaner and whiter. Iriodin® 6000 series stands for a white pearl effect, from a satin gloss to a sparkling shimmer.
Classic natural mica based effect pigments create unique luster and color effects. Effect varies from silky smooth to glittery, depending on the particle size. Iriodin® effect pigments open a new spectrum of possibilities for interior and exterior coatings, printing and plastics applications.
Iriodin® WAY offers weather resistant and anti-yellow properties. WAY technology is especially designed for plastics for outdoor applications and provides stability against weathering, yellowing, temperature, mechanical impact and chemicals.
Laser sensitive pigments for laser marking of plastics and powder-coated surfaces. Iriotec® 8000 pigments provide precise and permanent marking and are mainly used for design features or for marking technical objects like brake fluid containers, packaging, cables or animal ear tags.
Highly reflective sparkle effect pigments based on borosilicate for coatings, plastics and print products. With their radiant luster and brilliant shimmer Miraval® effect pigments join unique purity of colors with high transparency and intensive reflective power.
Pyrisma® opens a new dimesion of chroma for mica based interference pigments – be it in coatings, print or plastic applications. This innovative pigment generation was developed especially for the requirements of the coatings industry.
Alumina based crystal effect pigments that combine lively and extraordinary sparkle with shimmer. The crystal effect pigments create an unexpected deep luster and extraordinary sparkle specifically in coating applications. Main application is automotive coatings but is also used in other applications like plastics, powder coatings and dispersion paints.