Pearlescent Powder Pigments
For Special Effect Resurfacing Systems
SHIMICOAT Metallic Pearlescent Pigments are special effect pigments composed of mica nano-particles coated with various inorganic pigments to create metallic effects that mimic the natural look of stone and rock formations. These unique pigments are designed to be filed blended with our 100% solids clear Epoxy resins. When the metallic particles are mixed with epoxy, they give the coating a shine that reflects light and creates eye-catching dramatic effects.
Metallic Pearl Powder Pigments in Epoxy:
Metallic Pearlescent Pigments are commonly used in epoxy coating systems as the mid coat (second coat) over the primer/basecoat Epoxy. Your metallic pigments should be mixed with clear epoxy and installed over an epoxy tinted base coat. The most popular basecoats are Onyx Black or Pearl White.
Typically, people use black for base coat. If you’re just using the metallic powder pigments in a clear coat you need to put your coating on much thicker than normal rolling or brushing, in order to cover and achieve the desirable color. We normally recommend 500-1000micron Clear Topcoat, which is 500mL to 1Lt per sqm resin. 250gr container shall be added into 15 Liter of 100% solids epoxy to be enough for 15sqm of coverage of rich 1000µ per sqm.
Metallic Pearlescent Powder Pigment can be used in floor coating, countertop resurfacing, wall paints, plastic molding, ink applications, arts and crafts. Always test your method of use before applying to your entire project.
Our Pearlescent Powder Pigments being used globally to create unique stunning Polyurethane & Epoxy Resin designs. It is a great fun to play with these pigments and create your own unique and exotic colour combinations. Using our Pigments, you will be guaranteed; Non-bleed or Fading, Non Rust or Toxic, Vegan & Cruelty Free, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance and temperature resistance so can be used for worktops and floors with underfloor heating. Shimicoat Pearlescent Powder Pigments mix well with any clear epoxy and disperse rapidly.
The finished surface is a designer high gloss appearance with subtle reflective sparkle. Very unique and impossible to replicate two floors exactly the same. There are endless creative and stunning techniques and finish surface that you can call your own.
Composition of SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Powder Pigments
SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Powder Pigments contain the following mineral and inorganic compounds at different ratios for various colours and effects:
1. Mica “Potassium Aluminum Silicate (PAS)”
2. Titanium Dioxide (TiO2)
3. Selenium Dioxide (SnO2)
4. Ferric Iron Oxide (Fe2O
It contains 100% naturally occurring inorganic compounds.
SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Pigment Powders are composed of above metal oxide layers of moldy mica. Pearl pigments change the thin layer of metal oxide to produce different pearlescent effects. Compared with other pigments, pearlescent pigments have an unparalleled effect on the unique soft pearl luster. The special surface structure, high refractive index and good transparency make it the same effect as pearl in a transparent medium.
The excellent chemical and high temperature resistance of pearlescent pigments offers its potential for wide application in coatings, inks, plastics and many other fields. They provide a new color system and color quality for these products. SHIMICOAT Pearlescent pigments are low in heavy metal and meet the safety standards to be used in many commercial and domestic applications. Both acid and alkali cannot attack pearlescent pigment at room temperature. SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Pigment cannot burn, is not self-igniting, is not conductive, and can withstand high temperatures of up to 800°C (1,100°F). Pearlescent pigments can also be used in reactive coatings for radiation curing systems (electron multiply curing, photocuring).
SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Powder Pigments are one of our most versatile products that can be used to create your desirable metallic or pearlescent effect in many resin systems. The product may be used in acrylics, oils, printing inks, encaustics, alcohol inks, epoxy, glues, casting resins, clay, varnishes, etc.
Pearlescent Pigments are safe, inert pigment that exhibits extreme colorfastness and stability. The different particle sizes produce different effects, from a smooth pearly luster, to a highly metallic sheen. The product creates a metallic effect without being a real metal—it will never tarnish or fade!
Note: SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Pigment Powders are specifically engineered for art/craft materials, surface coating and industrial applications.
Fabric and FIBER SURFACES
Polymer clay, encaustics, paper, shrink plastic, leather, glass, canvas, wood, and more! Mix with a binder to use on natural and synthetic fibers.
SHIMICOAT has the following Metallic Pearlescent Pigments for special effect blends:
1. Sliver White:
Better weather resistance – Luster with silver metal-line effect whiter and brighter)
Gold, orange, red, violet, blue and green)
3. Golden Luster:
Sparkle and brilliant golden luster, high temperature suitable, chemical stability, weather resistance and non-conductive.
Glittering luster, Brighter and Purer chromatic effect
5. Metallic Luster:
Bronze, brown, red, purple red and red green – dazzlingly beautiful with Metallic luster, High physical and chemical stability.
Weather resistance and won’t get gray and yellowish under high temperature. Better whiteness and luster, better chroma and color clearness, less back spot and easy application.
7. Diamond Effect:
3D diamond luster, excellent color purity, brightness, transparency and reflectivity. Elegance and noble color.
8. 3D Magnetic:
Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, vivid 3D effect
9. Weather Resistance:
Environmentally benign and highly transparent pigments, excellent durability, humidity resistance and suitable for harsh weathering conditions.
SHIMICOAT Pearlescent Powder Pigments for ideal Translucent Effect. The product can be used in many coating applications in bars, clubs, retail stores, residential interior floors and showrooms.
- 100% naturally occurring inorganic compounds.
- Widely used in epoxy, acrylic and many other resins.
- Pearlescent pigments are also used in paint, printing ink, cosmetic, nail polish, auto paint, etc.
- No harmful to human body.
- Quality pearl pigments are easily dispersible into transparent paint, printing ink or nail polish.
- Required dosage of only 1%-2%.
- Rapidly disperses into your liquid system.
- Easy roll, brush or pour-on application.
For further information, please refer to SHIMICOAT website or contact one of our sales and technical team.
Pearl White, Onyx Black, Copper Cup, Dragon Gold, Dusky Citrus, Flame Red, Grass Green, Lime Green, Pink Perfect, Royal Blue, Coffee Club, Silver Frost, Fluorescent Yellow, Vibrant Purple, Wild Orange, Forest Green, Milky Marble, Best Bronze, Metallic Yellow, Teal, Torquoise