STAY/STEEL® stainless steel flake pigments are fine metal pigments. The products consist of AISI 316L stainless steel milled to a uniform particle size. STAY/STEEL® pigments act in two ways: chemically and mechanically.
Chemically, STAY/STEEL® stainless steel flake pigments resist rusting and aggressive ultraviolet radiation. Mechanically, these pigments are strong, hard and highly resistant to abrasion.
Being non-leafing pigments, the STAY/STEEL® products contain flakes that build up a multi-layer structure tightly bonded to the substrate. Over time, the coating binder is gradually lost and the stainless steel particles become more and more exposed, providing continued protection for the remainder of the coating and the substrate beneath.
The result is a coating with very long service life and outstanding appearance.