ChromaFlair Pigment

ChromaFlair Pigment



ChromaFlair® pigments are unique, multi-layer pigment flakes that give paints, coatings, plastics, textiles and packaging the ability to change color when viewed from different angles. Created using a revolutionary thin-film technology, each flake exhibits a wide range of hues depending on the angle at which it is viewed and the angle of incidence of light—a dramatic color shift that is even achievable in low-light environments. Highly chromatic, durable and easy to incorporate, ChromaFlair pigments can add value and appeal to virtually any product where color is a key differentiating factor.

Seven standard colors are currently available and their names reflect the color seen at approximately 0° and 45° respectively, the number represents the pigment’s approximate hue at normal viewing angle.

View the color-shift effect.

Color

Appearance

Red/Gold 000

Shifts from red through orange and yellow into green

Silver/Green 060

Shifts from silver through green into purplish blue

Gold/Silver 080

Shifts from gold to blue silver

Green/Purple 190

Shifts from green through blue and red into orange

Cyan/Purple 230

Shifts from cyan through purple into red orange

Blue/Red 280

Shifts from blue through purple to warm red

Magenta/Gold 334

Shifts from magenta through red, orange and gold into yellow

 

ChromaFlair pigment is a unique material consisting of an ultra-thin, multi-layer interference film that forms micron size flakes. Unlike ordinary and many special-effect pigments, ChromaFlair pigment is opaque, thin, flat, and highly specular (mirror-like). ChromaFlair pigment is manufactured by the deposition of ultra-thin layered structures similar to those sometimes found in nature, such as soap bubbles, butterfly wings, or sea shells. Precisely controlling the thickness of the multi-layers in the pigment’s flake structure produces different colors. To maintain tight color tolerance, the layer thickness must be controlled to within a few atoms.

The color of ChromaFlair pigment is the result of a thin-film interference phenomenon. The color of ChromaFlair pigment is generated when the material’s layered construction causes interference of light waves. Due to the high flake-diameter-to-thickness ratio, ChromaFlair pigment has excellent leafing properties, thus creating a high level of specular color. Because of these properties, the colors of ChromaFlair pigment are highly saturated and bright.

 

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