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PP aluminium powders

PP aluminium powders are extremely brilliant, polished leafing pigments in the particle-size range of approximately 10-20 µm.

They are used for decorative and industrial coatings, as well as for the coloring of plastics. The relevant safety regulations must be adhered to when using aluminium powders.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
PP/770 20 100
PP/970 17 100
PP/1170 13 100
PP/1380 10 100

Alubright®

Non-leafing aluminium pastes, containing white spirit and aromatic solvents. An extra-coarse Silverdollar pigment in the range of approximately 24-75 µm (d50 value) for extremely brilliant, high-sparkle effects.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Alubright 3100 75 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3200 56 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3250 47 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3400 34 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3600 31 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3700 29 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3800 27 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alubright 3900 24 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics

Alucar®

Non-leafing Cornflake aluminium pastes, containing white spirit and aromatic solvents, in the range of approximately 11-24 µm (d50 value), but with a narrower particle-size distribution than Alumet®. This produces a higher gloss effect, but at the cost of hiding power.

A good choice for low-cost metallic-effect applications.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Alucar 2600 24 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alucar 2650 18 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alucar 2900 11 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics

Alumet®

These white-spirit/aromatic-solvent-containing, standard non-leafing aluminium pastes, with a regulated particle-size distribution in the range of approximately 14-22 µm (d50-Wert), are used in high-grade industrial coatings, but also in low-cost automotive topcoats.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Alumet 1500 22 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alumet 1700 18 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alumet 1800 14 65 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics

AluMotion®

We are proud to present our new brand for automotive coatings suitable for OEM applications.

AluMotion® pigments offer unique features: Tight tolerance range enables the products to match the benchmark in every possible respect. Implemented quality control procedures (e.g. multi-angle measurements in mass tone & blue tint)

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
AluMotion® C24 01 24 65 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® C22 01 22 65 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® C18 01 18 65 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® C18 02 18 65 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S34 01 34 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S22 01 22 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S18 01 18 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S18 03 18 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S16 01 16 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S16 02 16 65 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S14 01 14 70 white spirit / aromatics
AluMotion® S08 01 8 60 white spirit / aromatics

Alushine®

Non-leafing aluminium pastes, containing white spirit and aromatic solvents. Moderately fine “Silverdollar pigments” in the range of approximately 8-24 µm.

The pigment’s morphology makes it possible to achieve considerably lighter, more brilliant and more metallic effects than with comparable fine, conventional Cornflake pigments

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Alushine 6200 24 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alushine 6400 22 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alushine 6600 XB 18 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alushine 6900 16 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alushine 7400 18 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alushine 7600 14 70 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics

Alustar®

The pigment’s morphology makes it possible to achieve considerably lighter, more brilliant and more metallic effects than with comparable fine, conventional Cornflake pigments

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Alustar 8500 16 60 +/- 2 % white spirit / aromatics
Alustar 9400 18 65 white spirit / aromatics

Aquador®

The Aquador® gold-bronze pastes are stabilized, water-based pastes based on the Luminor®, Unicoat® and Multiprint® pigment ranges.

These pastes are successfully used for water-based industrial and decorative coatings as they are VOC free.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Aquador 2250 35 70 +/- 2 %
Aquador 2550 35 70 +/- 2 %
Aquador 2580 20 70 +/- 2 %
Aquador 3050 11,5 70 +/- 2 %
Aquador 4350 6 70 +/- 2 %
Aquador 2350 16 70 +/- 2 %

Aquamet®

The Aquamet® product range includes water-based, non-leafing aluminium pastes based on Alumet®, Alucar®, Alubright® and Alushine®, i.e both Cornflake and Silverdollar qualities in a particle-size range of approximately 11-56 µm.

The Aquamet® NPW and Aquamet® WPO versions are stabilized using phosphororganic compounds and contain water as binding medium. The Aquamet® CP/BG pastes contain pigments with an inorganic coating and butyl glycol as water-miscible solvent. Aquamet® products are used in numerous water-based applications. The specific choice of product depends on the binder, substrate and the required film properties. Our application-technology experts will be pleased to help you select the optimal product for your application.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Aquamet NPW/1500 22 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet NPW/1700 18 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet NPW/2600 24 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet NPW/2900 11 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet NPW/3200 56 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet NPW/3400 34 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet WPO/2600/60 24 60 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet WPO/3200/65 56 65 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet WPO/3400/70 34 70 +/- 2 % water
Aquamet CP-BG/1500/60 22 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/1700/60 18 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/2600/60 24 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/2900/50 11 50 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/3200/60 56 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/3400/60 34 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/6600/60 18 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/7600/60 14 60 +/- 2 % butyl glycol
Aquamet CP-BG/8500/60 16 50 % butyl glycol

Aquasilber®

These are VOC free, stabilized leafing aluminium pastes, available in a particle size of approximately 10-20 µm.

They are used for all industrial, decorative and functional, water-based coating applications which require a high-grade, metallic chrome effect.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Aquasilber LPW/780 20 65 +/- 2 % water
Aquasilber LPW/980 17 65 +/- 2 % water
Aquasilber LPW/1180 13 65 +/- 2 % water
Aquasilber LPW/1380 10 65 +/- 2 % water
Aquasilber LPW/2140 13 65 +/- 2 % water

Constant®

The Constant® product group consists of gold-bronze and aluminium powders with an inorganic coating. Their resulting high thermal and chemical resistance makes them suitable for use in plastics (masterbatches), in particular, but also coating systems that are sensitive in their reactions.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Constant 2210/N 45 100
Constant 2250/N 33 100
Constant 2280/N 28 100
Constant 4117/N 11 100
Constant 3100 75 100
Constant 3200 56 100
Constant 3400 34 100
Constant 2600 24 100
Constant 1500 22 100
Constant 1700 18 100
Constant 2900 11 100

Constant® ON

The gold-bronze pastes of the Constant® ON group contain gold-bronze powder, whose particles have received an inorganic coating, and paraffin oil as a binding medium.

They are chiefly used in color concentrates which create visual effects in plastics. The coating endows with them high thermal and chemical resistance while the paraffin oil makes them very easy to incorporate in thermoplastic polymers.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Constant ON/2210/N 45 85 +/- 2 paraffin oil
Constant ON/2250/N 33 85 +/- 2 paraffin oil
Constant ON/2280/N 28 85 +/- 2 paraffin oil
Constant ON/4117/N 11 85 +/- 2 paraffin oil

Decomet®

Decomet® is SCHLENK’s range of vacuum metallized pigments, in other words those aluminium pigments which are not produced using the classic grinding process, but rather by the removal of an aluminium film from a support upon which it had been deposited by a PVD process. This method gives the pigment particles an extremely smooth surface which reflects light.

Coatings containing this pigment have a glossy metallic appearance and, depending on the composition, are described as having a “chrome effect”, “platinum effect” or “stainless-steel effect”. VMP particles are much thinner than classic aluminium pigments and have better covering power, a fact which needs to be taken into consideration during formulation. Decomet® can be used in conventional, water-based and UV-curing coatings systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Decomet 1008/10 12 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2008/10 12 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2108/10 10 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3008/10 11 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3108/10 10 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 4008/10 11 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2008 12/10 C0 12 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2008 10/10 C0 10 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2008 07/10 C0 07 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 3008 07/10 C0 07 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 4008 12/10 C0 12 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 4008 07/10 C0 7 10 methoxypropyl acetate
Decomet 2004 12/10 C0 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 2004 10/10 C0 10 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 2004 07/10 C0 7 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 3004/10 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 3104/10 10 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 3004 07/10 C0 7 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 4004 12/10 C0 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 4004 07/10 C0 7 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 0604 12/10 B0 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 1004/10 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 2004/10 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 2104/10 10 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 4004/10 12 10 ethyl acetate
Decomet 5004/10 12 10 ethyl acetate

Decomet® MirrorCoil

SCHLENK manufactures Decomet® pigments (VMPs, vacuum metalized pigments) in a vacuum. Due to this manufacturing process (physical vapor deposition), they are extremely thin (in a low, two-digit nm range) and highly reflective.

Polished aluminium or stainless steel effects can be achieved with this pigment in coil coating applications.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
MirrorCoil Silver 12-15 10 methoxy propanol acetate
MirrorCoil Platinum 11-14 10 methoxy propanol acetate
MirrorCoil Chrome 11-14 10 methoxy propanol acetate

EM

EM aluminium pastes are standard, white spirit-based leafing materials and come in a particle-size range of approximately 10-20 µm.

They are mainly used in decorative and industrial coatings and, in particular, for functional coatings which require a high degree of barrier protection (corrosion-protection coatings) or high light-reflecting properties ( e.g. roof coatings).

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
EM/110 13 65 +/- 2 % white spirit
EM/130 10 65 +/- 2 % white spirit
EM/70 20 65 +/- 2 % white spirit
EM/90 17 65 +/- 2 % white spirit

Grandal®

Grandal® pigments are granulated, pellet-shaped, solvent-free, leafing and non-leafing aluminium pigments containing urea-aldehyde-resin binders.

They are easy to dose and, due to the pre-wetting with a universally compatible binder, are also very easy to disperse.

D 50 value [µm] Metal content [%] Solvent Application
Grandal 770 20 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2140 13 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 170 6 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2600 24 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 1700 18 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin
Grandal 2900 11 approx. 95 urea-aldehyde resin

Grandal® P

Grandal® P is a product group that has been specially developed for use in plastics.

As with conventional Grandal® products, these special pigments are also solvent-free granulates that use polyethylene wax as a binder. The granulates produce no dust during handling, are simple to measure and are very easy to incorporate in thermoplastic polymers due to pre-wetting with PE wax.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Grandal P 3100 75 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 3200 56 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 3350 41 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 3400 34 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 3600 31 80 +/- 2 Harz: PE-Wachs
Grandal P 2600 24 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 0130 11 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax
Grandal P 0170 8 80 +/- 2 Resin: PE-wax

Luminor®

Luminor® is a relatively coarse gold-bronze group of products with a particle-size range of approximately 16-50 µm.

They are used in both brilliant industrial coatings and in decorative applications, as well as in the plastic industry. For sensitive coating systems, we recommend the use of Constant® qualities.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Luminor 2210 50 100
Luminor 2250 35 100
Luminor 2550 35 100
Luminor 2280 20 100
Luminor 2580 20 100
Luminor 2350 16 100

Metaface®

Metaface® aluminium powders that provide high brilliance, good coverage and excellent printability. They are available as powders, water-based pastes or UV pastes.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Metaface® 2140 13 100

MultiFlect®

MultiFlect® effect pigments exhibit polychromatic light sparks when perceived under directional lighting. It provides a perfect combination of polychromaticity and cost efficiency.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
MultiFlect® Wave20 20 100
MultiFlect® Wave35 35 100
MultiFlect® Wave150 150 100

Multiprint®

The Multiprint® is a fine, gold-bronze product group with a particle-size range of approximately 4-10 µm.

It is also used in the coating industry to achieve high-quality gold effects.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Multiprint 4117 9,5 100

ON

ON pastes (both gold-bronze, but also leafing and non-leafing aluminium pastes) were specially designed for use in thermoplastic plastics.

The solvent paste is paraffin oil which guarantees an excellent and dust-free incorporation into the polymers.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
ON/770 20 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/970 17 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/1170 13 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/1380 10 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/2600 24 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/1500 22 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/S/0130/75 11 75 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/S/0170/75 8 75 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/3100 75 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/3200 56 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/3350 41 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/3400 34 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/6400 22 80 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/2210 50 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/2250 35 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/2280 20 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/3050 11.5 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/4117 9.5 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil
ON/6600 88 +/- 2 paraffin oil

Polytop®

Polytop® are conventional, i.e white-spirit/aromatic-solvent-containing, non-leafing aluminium pastes.

A wide particle-size distribution ensures good covering power. They are referred to as “economy qualities” and are therefore chiefly used in general industrial coatings.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
Polytop 0900 14 65 +/- 2 % white spirit
Polytop 0130 11 65 +/- 2 % white spirit

Powdal®

Special aluminium pigments for use in powder coatings. The Powdal® product group comprises extremely brilliant, leafing pigments in the particle-size range of approximately 6-20 µm and non-leafing pigments in the particle-size range of approximately 11-75 µm. Powdal® non-leafing pigments come as uncoated and coated pigment powders. Whilst uncoated pigments are an interesting, cost effective alternative, SiO2-coated products are primarily recommended for powder coatings.

Their advantages are, above all, ease of electric chargeability and increased endurance.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Powdal 70 20 100
Powdal 110 13 100
Powdal 130 10 100
Powdal 170 6 100
Powdal 170 XB 6 100
Powdal 310 n.l. 75 100
Powdal 320 n.l. 56 100
Powdal 340 n.l. 34 100
Powdal 2600 24 100
Powdal 1500 22 100
Powdal 1700 18 100
Powdal 2900 11 100
Powdal 3100 75 100
Powdal 3200-01 56 100
Powdal 3400-01 34 100
Powdal 8500 15 100

Powdal® HC

Special aluminium pigments for use in powder coatings.

Powdal® HC offers a new optical effect for the coated non-leafing aluminium powder segment. The effect pigment is based on a thin non-leafing silver dollar pigment. Silica encapsulation in combination with a special surface treatment allows for the realization of exceptional silver chrome effects also in powder coating applications.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Powdal 8500 HC 16 100
Powdal 9400 HC 18 100

Powdal® SDT

Special aluminium pigments for use in powder coatings.

Powdal SDT pigments are suitable for a wide variety of application areas. The strict colour stability requirements for powder coating pigments used in construction and architecture were followed as Powdal® SDT was developed.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Powdal SDT 2900 13 100
Powdal SDT 3200 56 100
Powdal SDT 3400 34 100

Powdal® XT

Special aluminium pigments for use in powder coatings.

Powdal® XT are silica encapsulated pigments for powder coatings. Powdal® XT pigments are suitable for high-quality indoor applications that require higher chemical resistance.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Powdal 2600 XT 24 100
Powdal 3100 XT 75 100
Powdal 3200 XT 56 100
Powdal 3400 XT 34 100
Powdal 6600 XT 18 100

SilverCoil®

Non-leafing aluminium pastes that contain white spirit / aromatics. Silver dollar and corn flake pigments in a range of approx. 8 56 µm.

This product group includes pigments with a range of characteristics from outstanding coverage capacity to attractive sparkle. SilverCoil products are characterized by a high degree of color consistency in coil coating systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
SilverCoil 2900 CC 11 65 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 1700 CC 18 65 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 2600 CC 24 65 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 8500 CC 15 60 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 7400 CC 18 70 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 3400 CC 34 70 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil 3200 CC 56 70 white spirit / aromatics

SilverCoil® XT

Non-leafing aluminium pastes that are polymer-coated and contain white spirit / aromatics. Silver dollar and corn flake pigments in a range of approx. 14-34 µm.

SilverCoil XT products are characterized by outstanding chemical resistance and excellent color consistency in coil coating systems.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Solvent Application
SilverCoil XT 1700 CC 18 50 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil XT 2600 CC 25 50 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil XT 8500 CC 17 50 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil XT 7600 CC 14 55 white spirit / aromatics
SilverCoil XT 3400 CC 34 55 white spirit / aromatics

Standard powders

Standard aluminium powders are uncoated, non-leafing pigment powders that can be used by the coating and plastics industry wherever traditional paste solvents are problematic due to incompatibility or because of their unsatisfactory dissolving characteristics.

For safety reasons, the use of pastes is recommended.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Standardpulver 310 n.l 75 100
Standardpulver 320 n.l 56 100
Standardpulver 340 n.l 34 100

Unicoat®

Medium-fine, gold-bronze products with a particle-size range of approximately 6-14 µm. They are used for industrial coatings, decorative-effects and plastic applications.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Unicoat 3050 11,5 100
Unicoat 3220 10 100
Unicoat 3260 6 10

Zenexo®

Zenexo® UTP Colored Aluminium Effect Pigment in powder form. First available pigment with a D50 value of 21µm. Effect Pigments can be used in solvent, waterborne and UV coatings and printing ink systems. Zenexo® provides outstanding coloristic features, i.e. hiding power, color intensity, flop and gloss. Application areas: Powder Coatings, Industrial Coatings, Plastics and Screen Printing

D 50 value [µm] Solid content Application
Zenexo GoldenShine 21 YY 21 100