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Useing & Facts of Pigments

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Facts:

All about pigments: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigment

How Pigment Pearls are made in a nutshell:

Pigment Pearls are based from natural mica flakes found in the ground. They are exuviated by heavy machinery & then grind in chaser mills. The mica is now turned into small tiny particles & paste like material. This paste is mixed with water passes through weir pot for sand removal. The slurry go through multiple classifying steps in centrifuges. The mica is then configured to PSD’s (particle-size distribution) ratings. They now are ready for chemical coating process. The classified mica is pumped into reactor vessels & heated. When at the coating temp, TiCl4 (Titanium tetrachloride) add to start the crystal formation around the mica flake. This is what gives the mica pigment its color. When the coating is finished, the coated mica is then de-watered into a semi dry cake. The mica now travels down a calcining furnace & temps range from 800C-1000C. This intense heat bonds the crystal around the mica. After the dry mica powder is cooled & its packaged out as final product.

 

Uses of Pearls & Flakes:

Custom Powder Coats, Custom Paint, Ghosting Effect, Reflective Coatings, Plastic Manufacturing, Fishing Lures, Music Interments (guitars, drums, ect..) Faux Finishing Painting, Granite, Decorative Concrete, & Floor Sealer. The list is endless…

Uses of Pearls & Flakes: Custom Powder Coats, Custom Paint, Ghosting Effect, Reflective Coatings, Plastic Manufacturing, Fishing Lures, Music Interments (guitars, drums, ect..) Faux Finishing Painting, Granite, Decorative Concrete, & Floor Sealer. The list is endless…

Custom Automotive Paint: Save yourself on your paint project hundreds of dollars in making your own custom candy auto paint with pearls, shimmer pearls, chameleons, or holographic flakes.

Custom Powder Coats: Our pearls are rate for temps over 800 degrees F (Flakes 300 degrees F). That makes it great for adding to your clear powder coatings. Give your Powder Coating project a custom paint job look it.

Plastic Moldings: Customize your own plastic jars & bottles with some our ghosting pearls & candy colored pearls. They can be added in to your raw melted plastic before the molding process.