Germany-based Schlenk Metallic Pigments, one of the leading manufacturers of effect pigments, has expanded its Zenexo Ternary System (ZTS) with CopperGlow WB 21 OO, a new effect pigment for coatings, printing inks and plastics applications.
The third pigment now completes the Zenexo Ternary System (ZTS) mixing concept. The ternary system originating from metallurgy and consisting of precious metals such as silver, gold and copper, has now been developed for coatings, printing inks, and plastics applications with the Zenexo effect pigments GoldenWhite, GoldenShine and CopperGlow.
Schlenk’s technology, however, does not require precious metals for optical imitation. This enables color shade elaboration in the gold-white-gold-copper range while retaining all the advantages of Zenexo technology such as hiding power, high chroma, and superior flop with a thin coating layer and safe handling.
The CopperGlow features the WB surface treatment to ensure weather and moisture resistance and compatibility in various applications. The pigment is in powder form and, in addition to its high storage stability, offers the advantage of not altering the formulation with unwanted solvents when used in waterborne automotive OEM coatings, among other applications.
‘Zenexo CopperGlow WB 21 OO is now the third effect pigment available based on the patented UTP technology,’ said Dr Frank J. Maile, global technical director of BU effect pigments at Schlenk. ‘The pigment that expands the Zenexo color range with a brilliant bright orange, facilitates formulation for our customers in the popular copper color range and enables equally elegant anodizing effects.’