Product News: Materials & Material Processing

Aluminum Effect Pigments enhance plastics market design options.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 07, 2016 - Creating new application designs and paint-replacement opportunities for plastics market, Extra SPARKLE SILVET® 600-10-E1 provides 3D sphere geometry that lets stylists and formulators create low-opacity metallic effects in range of polymers. Processing options include injection molding as well as film and sheet and profile extrusions. SILVET® E LT12882 AND SILVET E LT12883 grades are leafing aluminum pigments, produced in pellet form, with corn flake geometry for facilitated handling.

Silberline Manufacturing Co., Inc. - Tamaqua, PA

Original Press Release

SILBERLINE Introduces New Aluminum Effect Pigments for the Plastics Market

Press release date: Sep 02, 2016

TAMAQUA, Pennsylvania -- Silberline, a worldwide industry leader in the design, manufacture and technical application of high quality, special effect and performance pigments introduces their newest product line for the Plastics Market.

Extra SPARKLE SILVET® 600-10-E1

Extra SPARKLE SILVET products were developed to provide aluminum pigments with the potential for creating new application designs and paint-replacement opportunities for the plastics market. Alluring and novel aesthetics can be accomplished with the unique shape of this aluminum pigment series.  Moving from the traditional 2-dimensional "flake" geometry to a 3-dimensional "sphere," the geometry provides stylists and formulators a new approach for color design.

Carried in SILVET® technology, the Extra SPARKLE SILVET Series allows formulators the ability to create low-opacity metallic effects in a wide range of polymers. This system has proven effects for easy and safe handling, incorporation, and dispersion for a variety of processing options. Processing options include injection molding, film & sheet and profile extrusions.

When formulated with transparent pigments or dyes, the fine pinpoint aesthetic character of Extra SPARKLE SILVET 600-10-E1 products creates subtle tones and a three-dimensional image within the final product. The Extra SPARKLE SILVET series allows for low flow line appearance while providing a stylist the option to bypass mold re configurations and offer new color designs quickly.

SILVET® E LT12882 AND SILVET E LT12883

SILVET E LT12882 and SILVET E LT12883 grades are economical leafing aluminum pigments with corn flake geometry now being produced in pellet form for ease of handling and reduction of potential airborne contaminants.

This new SILVET E series is engineered to enable customer solutions for good opacity, hiding, brilliance in reflectiveness and brightness for the agriculture films and other applications and opportunities.

Processing options include:
Films
Sheet extrusion
Profile extrusion
Injection molding
Blow molding

CORN FLAKE SILVET E LT12882
Corn flake
D(50) 24 µm
Aluminum Flake 80%
Carrier PE Wax 20%
Specific Gravity ca 1.93
Non-Volatile by weight (target) 98.5%
Easy to handle

CORN FLAKE SILVET E LT12883
Corn flake
D(50) 21 µm
Aluminum Flake 80%
Carrier PE Wax 20%
Specific Gravity ca 1.93
Non-Volatile by weight (target) 98.5%
Easy to handle

Silberline continues to provide global support in application development and processing for these and all products in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Contact your Silberline representative for additional information and samples.

Media Contacts:
Eric Ringan, 44 01 333 424 734 (Office), 44 779 538 7220 (Cell), ringane@silberline.com
Jeff Drusda, 570-668-8321, drusdajd@silberline.com