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Vacuum Metallized Pigments are ultra-brilliant aluminum pigment dispersions creating the highest level of reflectance in solvent-based paints, inks and coatings. A special physical vapor deposition (PVD) process produces extremely thin aluminum pigments that are free of lubricants.
METALURE® and SILVERSHINE P1000 are ECKART’s special brand of vacuum metallized pigments. These platelets have a uniform, smooth surface exhibiting perfect non-leafing properties that result in a mirror-like effect. Currently, this effect cannot be achieved by conventional metallic effect pigments.
The METALURE® and SILVERSHINE P1000 dispersions are added to the finished paint or ink while stirring continuously. Compared to conventional aluminum pigments, METALURE® and SILVERSHINE P1000 show a significantly increased shear stability.
In the printing industry, the ability to simulate the reflectivity and flash of foil, hot stamping and vacuum metallizing makes METALURE® the optimum product to reduce costs by selectively printing in-line.
The striking features of METALURE® and SILVERSHINE P1000 are:
METALURE® L-types are not compatible with alcohol-rich formulations.
The MPA-isomer (2-Methoxy-propyl-acetate-1) has a mandatory identification from a maximum accepted concentration of 0.1% and will get a classification, toxic to reproduction (Cat 1 B). ECKART guarantee isomeric-free MPA (<0.1%) in all MPA containing products.
These products are: METALURE® L-55700, L-51007, L-51016, L-63418 and SILVERSHINE P 1000.
METALURE® Liquid Black is based on chromium oxide; it is chemically inert and free of any chrome-VI compounds. Thus, it is toxically safe. It is manufactured during a very elaborate metallization process, which guarantees the black, mirror-like appearance.
METALURE® Liquid Black is perfectly suited for all common coatings systems: water based, solvent and UV curing. There is a great variety of application fields, ranging from exterior applications, automotive and accessories coatings to interior as well as decorative purposes.
The following images highlight the outstanding chemical resistance of METALURE® Liquid Black:
METALURE® Mirrorshine 1006 is an extremely thin leafing aluminum pigment. With its pronounced mirror-like effect, it is ideally suited for applications that require highest reflection properties, such as the coating of reflectors or for brilliant printing applications. It can be used for water-based and conventional systems.
The following METALURE® UV dispersions are recommended for UV-curing ink formulations and therefore are pasted in suitable solvents.
The SILVERSHINE® S series consists of extremely thin silver dollar pigments. Their unique morphology and narrow particle size distribution result in a very bright and metallic optical effect.
Various decorative applications are possible – from glossy metallic to matt chrome – due to its excellent flop, extremely high brilliance and light reflection.
The smooth and elegant look is supplemented by optimal opacity. In comparison with corresponding silver dollar pigments, the opacity is 2.5 times higher.
The SILVERSHINE® S-series is suitable for solvent-based and as HYDROLAN S series for water-based coatings.
HYDROSHINE is a highly brilliant effect pigment dispersion for water-based coatings based on the most advanced PVD aluminum pigments. ECKART offers a choice of different technologies to meet customers' specific demands for gassing stability, humidity resistance and optical performance.
The following HYDROSHINE series are available:
Chrome-Like Effect Paint (for Water-Based Systems) with HYDROSHINE WS Grades
The STAPA® HYDROLAN S series are stabilized aluminum pigments, which have been designed for water-based coatings. Utilizing a proprietary stabilization process our conventional aluminum pigments are encapsulated with a transparent and homogeneous silica layer. STAPA® HYDROLAN S pigments exhibit excellent gassing stability and a high shear resistance. The narrow particle size distribution results in a high metallic gloss.