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Pigment range

The production and milling of aluminium, gold bronze, and copper pigments at AVL METAL POWDERS n.v. are unique and proprietary to the company.

Aluminium pigments

Aluminium pigments are obtained by melting or grinding aluminium raw material of high purity to aluminium granules. The aluminium granules are in turn milled to aluminium flake pigments and the metallic effect obtained is comparable with silver.

The different sizes of aluminium pigments obtained range from 80µm (microns) down to 7µm(microns), in conformity with the requirements and restrictions of specific processes.

The aluminium pigments are used for their metallic effect in a variety of decorative processes in the printing inks, coatings, plastic materials industries.

Aluminium powders are also used in a number of functional applications in the production of building materials and in the chemical industries.

Gold bronze and Copper pigments

Gold bronze and Copper pigments are obtained by melting respectively copper and zinc raw material to bronze granules or pure copper to copper granules . The granules are in turn milled to bronze flake and copper flake pigments.

Depending on the ratio copper –zinc in the foundry, the metallic effects obtained will provide various shades ranging from 100%Copper to Pale gold, Rich Pale gold, to Rich gold (yellow).

The sizes obtained range from 42µm down to 3µm, inconformity with the requirements and restrictions of specific processes.

Copper and gold bronze pigments are used for their metallic effect in a variety of decorative processes in the printing inks, coatings, plastic materials industries, as well as certain functional appllications.
 

Grade Average particle size (D50 µm) Optical Characteristics (Brilliance) Optical Characteristics (Coverage) Carrier Solids (%) TDS SDS
02 86
02/ME/80-20 86 paraffin oil 80
02/UV4/66-34 86 tridecanol 66
02/WS/70-30 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 86 mineral spirits 70
024 9,5
024/ME/80-20 9,5 paraffin oil 80
024/UV4/66-34 9,5 tridecanol 66
024/WS/70-30 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 9,5 mineral spirits 70
024/WS/80-20 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 9,5 mineral spirits 80
030 8
030/ME/80-20 8 paraffin oil 80
030/PM/80-20 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and mineral spirits (WS) 8 methoxy propanol 80
030/UV4/66-34 8 tridecanol 66
030/WS/70-30 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 8 mineral spirits 70
030/WS/80-20 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 8 mineral spirits 80
032 7
032/ME/80-20 7 paraffin oil 80
032/PM/80-20 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and mineral spirits (WS) 7 methoxy propanol 80
032/UV4/66-34 7 tridecanol 66
032/WS/70-30 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 7 mineral spirits 70
032/WS/80-20 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 7 mineral spirits 80
04 76
04/ME/80-20 76 paraffin oil 80
04/UV4/66-34 76 tridecanol 66
04/WS/70-30 Also available in solvent naphta (SA) and other solvents available on request. 76 mineral spirits 70

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