Polycraft pearlescent pigment powders are mica based which are incredibly versatile and used in many areas of industry for their eye catching metallic effects. Polycraft pearlescent pigments can be utilised in Art, coatings, paints, resins, rubbers and more.
- Mix the powder into almost any resin / binder
- Typically added at between 0.5 and 1% by weight
- Alternatively the powder can be sprinkled into the mould before back filling
Polycraft pearlescent pigment powder range represents a complete portfolio of high performance pearlescent pigments offering unlimited design possibilities for coated materials and plastics.
Products include subtle sheens and shimmers with gentle colour gradations, bright lustres and sparkles with brilliant depth and colour shift. The range enables the creation of uniquely beautiful and eye-catching effects.
Fine grades offer silky lustre effects with the highest opacity whereas coarser grades are less opaque and exhibit stronger glitter. Since pearlescent pigments are generally semi-transparent a wide variety of colour effects can be achieved by varying the background colour.
Smooth substrates (or reverse print) will yield better pearlescent effects than irregular or highly absorbent ones. pearlescent pigment powders are suitable for use in almost any application and system including water-based, solvent-based and UV-curing. Temperature resistance is usually excellent with some grades being able to withstand temperatures of up to 200°C.
Develop your own style and techniques through experimentation. Polycraft pearlescent pigments can be blended together, used alongside conventional pigments in epoxies, polyesters and polyurethanes, used to create marbling and metallic effect castings.
These amazing pigments are available in a fine powder form for easy mixing into our clear casting resins. They can be added to the resin or sprinkled over the surface and sealed in place.
We always advise testing a small amount to ensure compatibility and suitability for your project requirements.
The colour shown in the picture above should be used as a guide only due to the varying degrees in monitor colour management.