Merck to advance effects pigments | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 9 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 27, 2017

Merck to advance effects pigments

Department: Business
Keywords: polymers, India, effects pigments, Merck
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Partners seek to improve processing of glittery effects pigments.
Credit: Steer
A photo of silver effects pigments
 
Partners seek to improve processing of glittery effects pigments.
Credit: Steer

Merck KGaA and the Indian materials engineering firm Steer are collaborating on a processing technology to enhance the use of special effects pigments, such as those based on mica particles, in plastics. The delicate platelet structure in such pigments is easily damaged, reducing their visual impact. Steer’s twin rotating screw extrusion technology may eliminate this problem through the precise application of forces to the resin.

 
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