IRIDESCENT PEARL PIGMENT – SATIN GOLD
Iridescent pearls or Interference pearls are a type of pigment used to create a unique and striking visual effect in paints, coatings, cosmetics and other applications. They are made up of microscopic flakes that reflect light in a way that creates a two-tone colour effect that changes depending on the angle of view.
Unlike other types of pigments that create a uniform colour or a simple colour shift, interference pearls create a complex and dynamic effect that appears to change and shift as the angle of view and the angle of the light source change. This effect is created by the way that the light interacts with the microscopic flakes in the pigment, reflecting off of the surface and creating a range of colours and hues.
Iridescent pearls are typically made from mica and other minerals that have been coated with a thin layer of metal oxide or other compounds. The thickness and composition of the coating determine the specific colour and effect that is created, with thinner coatings creating a more subtle effect and thicker coatings creating a more pronounced effect.
Iridescent pearls are often used in automotive finishes, as well as in industrial coatings, decorative paints, and even in the cosmetics industry. When used in automotive finishes, interference pearls can create a striking and dramatic effect that is especially popular in custom car and motorcycle painting. In the cosmetics industry, interference pearls can be used in products such as eyeshadows, nail polishes, and lip glosses to create a unique and eye-catching effect.
Iridescent pearls are available in a range of colours and particle sizes, including blue, green, purple, gold, and more. They can be used on their own or combined with other pigments and colourants to create custom shades and effects and can provide a vivid pearl colour over black or a very subtle effect if used sparingly, and an iridescent reflection over other colours such as white.
Iridescent Pearl Pigments are available in a variety of colours and in 3 main particle sizes:
Satin Pearls / Ghost Pearls 5-25 micron: This is our finest particle size and is the traditional pearl finish you see on everything from cars, plastics in the home and in cosmetics/makeup – it offers a very fine colour shift when viewed at certain angles and will totally disappear at others showing whatever base colour used.
Shimmer Pearls 10-60 microns: Shimmer Pearls offer the middle ground of the 3 pearls giving more sparkle than our Satin pearls whilst still giving a nice colour shift at certain viewing angles and will again totally disappear at others.
Sparkle Pearls 10-100 microns: Sparkle Pearls like the name suggests offer the brightest and have the most sparkle of the 3 pearl pigments giving a pearl glitter like effect.
Iridescent Pearl Pigments have the following properties:-
- Good Hiding Power
- Excellent Chemical Resistance
- Excellent Light Fastness
- Excellent Physical Stability
- Iridescent Pearl Effect
- Stable up to 1000 degrees Celsius
- Non Toxic
Iridescent Pearl Pigments can be used in the following applications:-
- Coatings including Spray Paints and removable Coatings
- Graphic Arts