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Silberline pigments for plastics have a proven track record of consistently high quality, and are backed by a strong technical service and support team. Our ability to provide the right product for the right application has always been at the forefront of our commitment to the plastics industry.

Each specific grade of Silberline’s plastics portfolio has been chosen to provide a unique combination of aesthetics, polymer compatibility and functionality. Together the products provide an effective tool for both the color stylist and color matcher. Silberline pigments for plastics can be used to create the same high-gloss, high-definition appearance of a painted part without concerns for VOC or overspray. Polymers containing our metallic pigments can be molded to produce parts with intricate detail and the appearance of having been made from solid metal.

Whether looking for brilliant metallic sparkle, the smooth luster of solid metal or the functional attributes of a high opacity pigment, Silberline has the product for you.

Plastics Applications

Silberline offers a wide variety of product solutions for plastics. Review plastics product solutions organized by polymer selection.

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Global Plastics Brochure

The following brochure is provided to act both as an introduction to our plastics product line and to serve as an aid in the proper selection of Silberline pigments for your specific application.

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North American Coatings Brochure

Silberline provides a wide variety of aluminum pigments in North America for use in coatings to produce metallic silver and colored metallic shades for applications as diverse as automotive OEM, refinish, mobile phones, appliances, packaging, cosmetics, televisions, wheel coatings, bicycle coatings, etc. With the widest range of particle size, geometry and delivery forms, the possible applications for applying these unique metallic pigments are as limitless as the imagination.

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European Coatings Brochure

Silberline provides a wide variety of aluminum pigments in Europe for use in coatings to produce metallic silver and colored metallic shades for applications as diverse as automotive OEM, refinish, mobile phones, appliances, packaging, cosmetics, televisions, wheel coatings, bicycle coatings, etc. With the widest range of particle size, geometry and delivery forms, the possible applications for applying these unique metallic pigments are as limitless as the imagination.

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Effect Pigments for Plastics

Silberline’s Effect Pigments for Plastics Binder includes detailed information on SILVET and SILVEX products for plastics, including the Extra SPARKLE SILVET®, Extra SPARKLE SILVEX®, SPARKLE SILVEX Ultra and SPARKLE SILVET Ultra product families. The binder contains information on proper dispersion of aluminum pigments in plastics as well as display chips for the SILVET and SILVEX products.

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SILVET P for Plastics Brochure

SILVET has become the most widely recognized technology for incorporating aluminum into plastics for a wide range of functional and aesthetic applications. The SILVET P for Plastics brochure includes product information and a guide for use of these products.

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Extra SPARKLE SILVET / SILVEX for Plastics Brochure

This brochure highlights Extra SPARKLE SILVET / SILVEX – pigments with the potential for creating alluring and novel aesthetics in plastics.

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Asia Plastics Brochure

Silberline offers a range of aluminum effects pigments for plastics for the Asian market.

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White Paper - Aluminum Pigments for Plastics

The focus of this article is to educate aluminum pigment users on the safe and proper incorporation of Silberline products in plastics applications.

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White Paper – The Effects of Accelerated Weathering

This study focused on the use of several aluminum flake products, compounded with different polymers, and subjected to exposed and unexposed conditions.  Test results of exposed and unexposed samples were compared to determine basic trends of accelerated weathering on molded polymers.

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White Paper – Flow and Weld Line Mitigation Using Aluminum Pigments

The focus of this article is to explain the appearance of flow and weld lines when using metallic pigments, make suggestions on formulations to reduce line visibility, and propose processing conditions that could improve part appearance.

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