Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) for Compounds
Compounding is a process of melt-blending copolymers and additives. These are automatically dosed through feeders and hoppers and extruded. The final products are pipes, toys, etc.
Compounds with PTFE are utilized in seals and as a sliding material (for example, in bearings). Their density, strength, and thermal conductivity are greatly increased when combined with copper or bronze powders as technical compounds.
Metallic Effect Pigments (MEP) for Relief Technique
With ‘relief technique’, ‘real’ metal surfaces are created for artistic or craft purposes by working metal granulate into plastic, by pouring or modelling it into the desired form, and then using mechanical processing (grinding, polishing, brushing, etc.) to reveal the metal surface.
AVL offers a range of aluminium, copper and bronze granulates for this application.