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Shepherd Color Adds FX 15 & FX 25 Special Effect Pigments to its StarLight® Series for Coatings

Published on 2013-06-20. Author : SpecialChem

CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA -- The Shepherd Color Company has introduced two new special effect pigments in their StarLight® series; StarLight FX 15 and StarLight FX 25. The new pigments, made with Shepherd's Micro-Mirror® technology, are beautifully reflective silver-coated glass flakes. Attributes of the new pigments include brilliant sparkle and glitter effects - especially in strong sunlight, resistant to tarnish, and easy to disperse.

With the average flake diameter near 15 microns for FX 15, and 25 microns for FX 25, these one-micron thick mirrors are exceptionally well suited for coatings applications. The FX pigments provide sparkle and flash effects at relatively low loadings (< 1="" %)="" in="" non-opaque="" color="" base="" coats,="" or="" as="" additives="" in="" clear="" protective="" topcoats.="" they="" are="" compatible="" with="" most="" all="" resins="" and="">

While very useful in coatings, FX 15 and FX 25 can be successfully employed in most plastic systems. Their high heat stability (max 500°C) makes them particularly useful in the higher temperature engineering resins.

About Shepherd Color

The Shepherd Color Company is a fourth generation, family-owned world leader in Complex Inorganic Colored Pigments (CICP) and specialty chemicals. From world-class production facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA) to sales and distribution resources around the world, Shepherd Color is able to meet the high-performance color needs of local and global-scale customers.

Source: Shepherd Color

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