Xirallic® combines lively sparkle with shimmer which has never been achieved before. The crystal effect pigments from EMD Performance Materials create an unexpected deep luster and extraordinary sparkle in coatings. Their high color intensity and purity are impressive. Direct light – such as from the sun – shows off their unparalleled brilliance to the full. In short, Xirallic® is unique in the world of effect pigments.
With its small particle size and tight particle size distribution, Xirallic® can be easily used in all application areas, from plastic coatings, industry and powder coatings, to dispersion paints. The main field of application for our crystal effect pigments, however, is automotive coatings: this is where their extraordinary color saturation and depth, as well as their universal technical usability, really come into their own.
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At the center: a shimmering crystal
The name 'crystal effect pigments' describes the key feature of the Xirallic® family: their strong sparkle effect comes from a crystal which is obtained in a brand new process. This produces alumina platelets with perfectly consistent, highly reflective surfaces and tight particle size distribution. Its uniquely fine particle size makes Xirallic® easier to process – a clear advantage over most other pigments, whose strong glitter effect is based on larger particles. Because the substrate of Xirallic® has no masstone color, pure effects can be produced even in white stylings. Its high level of transparency also makes it ideally suited to dark stylings without cloudiness.
Metal oxides for strong colors and resistance
A layer of highly refractive metal oxides gives Xirallic® its extraordinary color saturation. Silver-white effect pigments as well as interference pigments in gold, red, blue, green, violet and turquoise can be generated using titanium oxide in varying degrees of thickness. Layers of iron (III) oxide produce copper-colored and red effect pigments. Xirallic® is outstandingly suited for exterior application due to their additional coating, which gives the pigments excellent weather resistance.
Xirallic® effect pigments can be combined with many other conventional color and effect pigments. The almost infinite options for combination with EMD Performance Materials effect pigments from the Iriodin® and Colorstream® families are especially attractive.
Besides coatings Xirallic® also refines plastics and printings products.