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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 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