Silberline SILBERCOTE AQ series of "inhibited" aluminum pigments is designed for use in automotive OEM and refinish waterborne coatings systems. Using advance techniques, silica is deposited onto the surface of the aluminum flake producing a pigment with excellent gassing resistance and stability in a wide range of metallic effects. The SILBERCOTE AQ technology can be applied to both cornflake and silver dollar type pigments. Our SILBERCOTE AQ products are easily dispersed in water and have excellent adhesion. Finally, the silica treatment on SILBERCOTE AQ has been proven to enhance circulation stability by maintaining the aluminum flake integrity in order to withstand the shear forces typically associated with recirculation of paints. SILBERCOTE AQ "inhibited" aluminum pigments are also suitable for coating on plastic applications.