Chameleon Pigments

Chameleon pigments are a type of colour-shifting pigment that change colour depending on the angle of observation and the angle of incident light. They are also known as interference pigments, iridescent pigments, or colour travel pigments.

Chameleon pigments are typically made up of thin layers of different materials, such as titanium dioxide and iron oxide, that are stacked on top of each other. These layers interact with light in a way that causes interference and reflection, leading to the colour-changing effect.

When viewed from different angles, chameleon pigments can appear to change colours, often producing a mesmerizing effect that is highly sought after in the cosmetics and automotive industries. They can be used to create a range of colours, including metallic hues, pastels, and vivid shades.

Chameleon pigments are highly valued for their ability to add depth, complexity, and uniqueness to a product or surface. They are commonly used in automotive paints, nail polish, eye shadows, and other cosmetics (see MSDS for details).

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Applied over a black undercoat will provide the most dramatic colour shift however some of the Chameleon pigments can be used over other undercoats and even white to create new and exciting colours.

Chameleon Pigments have the following properties:-

  • Good Hiding Power
  • Excellent Chemical Resistance
  • Excellent Light Fastness
  • Excellent Physical Stability
  • Colour changing Effect
  • Stable up to 450 degrees Celsius

Chameleon Pigments can be used in the following applications:-

  • Coatings including Spray Paints and removable Coatings
  • Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • Graphic Arts
  • Plastics
  • Industry