Alumininium paste and powder Malaysia is available as a ready-to-use product. The metallic appearance found in many paints, varnishes, and inks is achieved with aluminium pigments. Ink and masterbatch (ink for Graphic Arts and masterbatch for polymers) have distinct effects depending on how the particle shape and size are altered. You can’t just add pigments to a paint or ink and call it a day. A paste is made from aluminium pigments and either a solvent or water-based dispersion.
Most people use the term “paste” to refer to the thick, gooey mixture.
A paste can be made with a wide range of solvents. Mineral spirit is a common solvent, but the type will vary based on the final application. The paste may also be used with water-based coatings.
Lightweight concrete also uses aluminium paste that is water-based. Aluminum releases gases when mixed with water and an alkaline solution, creating air gaps in the concrete. As a result, “aerated concrete,” a lighter form of concrete, is created.
Coatings for Automobiles
Metallux 2000 and METALLUX 3000 series, such as Silver Dollar STAPA® METALLUX 2000, are commonly used in the automotive industry because of their superior optical performance. Additionally, these have a deep flop effect on top of their better metallic brilliance, which improves the car’s body design by supporting the body’s curves and edges.
Environmental legislation calls for the use of non-degrading flakes in high-solid applications. The STAPA® NDF pigment range is a well-known one.
Brightness and concealing power have been increased in new product lines, making it possible to formulate stunning effects in high-solid formulations even more easily.
The SILVERSHINE 400 series, made in accordance with the most recent advancement in meticulous Silver Dollar milling technology, can meet recent market trends toward delicate, structure-less mirror effects. In the automobile OEM industry, vacuum metallized pigments (VMP) or PVD pigments (product line METALURE) allow for the formulation of real mirror finishes.
Automobile manufacturers have transitioned from using solvent-borne technology to water-borne technology. ECKART offers a wide range of paint chemistry-specific product lines here. Instead of using additive technology like STAPA® HYDROMIC that’s designed to provide you better performance for less money, STAPA® ILHYDROLAN uses silica-encapsulated STAPA® IL HYDROMIC, which gives you an aluminium flake paste that’s extremely durable and has great gas stability.
Long storage times in the refinish sales lines, as well as storage in sealed cans, make gas formation unavoidable in the refinish sector. When it comes to STAPA® IL HYDROLAN encapsulated grades, there is no better option.
This new encapsulated aluminium paste pigment, created by STAPA®, has its sights set on the refinishing sector as well. The protective silica layer might be compacted and denseened through a process adjustment, resulting in even greater gas stability for these crucial automotive applications.