Can Coatings & Coil Coatings - Firemist
Firemist pigments bring products to life with brilliant color and glittering effects. These advanced pigments, which create an exce ptionally high visual impact, are specially formulated to outperform traditional pearlescent pigments in chroma, color purity, brightness, transparency and reflectivity.
Standard Firemist pigments are patented borosilicate-based pigments that give a spectrum of advanced optical effects. Their smooth surface and larger particle size create a brilliant, starlike glitter, and blends of Firemist pigment grades create the feeling of depth and true multicolor effects due to the pigments' exceptional transparency and chroma. They are ideal for automotive trim applications such as powder coatings or plastic and leather coatings, and can be used in many other applications as well. They are also approved for food contact, making them ideal for food packaging applications.
Firemist Colormotion pigments from BASF make products appear to be one brilliant and glittering color – but, with changes in the viewing angle, suddenly move across the color spectrum. Available in Ruby and Blue Topaz, these goniochromatic materials make a distinctive color travel effect possible in coating and plastic formulations, including injection-molded, blow-molded and co-extruded plastics applications, capstock, point of purchase displays, liquid coatings on plastics, gel coats, and powder coatings. Firemist Colormotion pigments bring products to life with brilliant color and glittering effects.
Firemist Colormotion pigments are multi-dimensional effect materials making distinctive color travel possible for teletronics, sporting goods, household appliances, high-end packaging applications, spas, sporting goods and products for which custom finishes are desired.
Firemist Velvet pigments are the next generation of Firemist pigments, based on special BASF technology using oxide coated glass flakes. The first of this new generation, Firemist Velvet Pearl, is a new effect pigment that can be combined with transparent absorption pigments to create all sorts of intriguing effects, from a never-before-achievable matt finish that sparkles in direct light, to realistically patinated silver or copper. Firemist Velvet Pearl is especially suitable for decorative applications but also finds application in coatings for computers, communication devices, consumer goods and in other industrial coatings.
Uniquely, this new-technology coated glass-flake pigment brings both visual and tactile effects – appearing at first glance to have an elegant matt finish, but then unveiling the rough sparkle of uncut diamonds when seen under directed light – while also offering a pleasing and refined texture for a unique tactile experience. Firemist Crystal Touch provides an incredibly expanded variety of styling opportunities when combined with pearlescent, metallic and transparent color pigments and creates new, eye-catching effects for luxury packaging and computers, communication devices and consumer goods, as well as creating high value for other printed applications such as decorative architecture, for example, wallpaper. Firemist Crystal Touch is user-friendly and versatile in application, being suitable for water-based and solvent-based ink formulations