Functional applications

Functional applications

In addition to use as a decorative design element, especially in the coating and graphics industry, aluminium pigments are also functional as well. Characterised by their particle size distribution, their surface structure and their reactivity, these pigments are used in the building materials industry for the production of light weight concrete and plaster/mortar. Certain sectors of the chemicals industry value aluminium flakes as reducing agents and the reaction properties of the powders and glitter are extremely well suited for pyrotechnics.