High chroma Silver for plastics colouration – Variocrom® Magic Silver from BASF

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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(2004), "High chroma Silver for plastics colouration – Variocrom® Magic Silver from BASF", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 33 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/prt.2004.12933cad.012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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High chroma Silver for plastics colouration – Variocrom® Magic Silver from BASF

High chroma Silver for plastics colouration – Variocrom® Magic Silver from BASF

Keywords: Plastics, Pigments, Colour

With Variocrom® Magic Silver K 1000, BASF offers its customers a pigment which is far superior to conventional aluminium pigments used in plastics colouration.

Variocrom® Magic Silver K 1000 currently is the brightest aluminium pigment available. Aside from highest brilliance, it has a distinct light/dark flop without the loss of chroma (“graying”) that is typical for traditional aluminium pigments in plastics when from top to angle view. Variocrom® Magic Silver K 1000 is a pure powder pigment. Contrary to the competition's products (which are preparations) Variocrom® Magic Silver K 1000 can be used in any processing technique. It also shows less flowlines in injection moulding than the regular aluminum pigments.

Customers can safely handle Variocrom® Magic Silver K 1000: it has no tendency to self-ignite and can be processed up to 350°C (660°F). It is approved for food-contact application. Application fields are high-end packaging, film and exterior auto parts using in-mould colouration processes.

For more information, visit our Web site: www.basf.com/pigment, and www.basf.com/resins