What are Pearlescent Pigments

Pearlescent pigments are mica coated with various metal oxides that creat unique

luster effect.


The coating of Titanium Dioxide on mica results in silver and interference colors like

gold, red ,blue and green. The coating of Titanium Dioxide and/or Iron Oxide

results in metallic colours like gold, bronze and copper.


The luster effect in the finished products varies with the particle size of Pearlescent

Pigments used. Smaller particle sizes impart an opaque and satin sheen, while larger

particle sizes create a transparent and sparkle effect.


Pearlescent pigment can be used in various industries, such as paints and coatings, cosmetics, plastics and master batches, printing inks, textile printings, rubbers, papers as well as building materials etc.

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