Schlenk expands pigment product line Zenexo® for automotive application


Schlenk Metallic Pigments, a leading producer of effect pigments, has released Zenexo® GoldenShine WB 21 YY, a new effect pigment for automotive and waterborne coatings.

"Zenexo® GoldenShine WB 21 YY is based on UTP®-Technology, which can be considered a breakthrough in effect pigment technology, especially for automotive paint applications", says Dr Frank J. Maile, Global Technical Director BU Effect Pigments.

"For the first time, this new technology enables effect pigments pigments with excellent hiding power, superior flop and unrestricted safety in terms of transport, storage and use as a non-hazardous material in powder delivery form."

The latest surface treatment technology, called WB, is a special treatment to enhance the excellent weathering and humidity resistance properties of Zenexo®.

Zenexo®is the Schlenk brand for effect pigments based on UTP®-technology for coating, plastic and printing application.

Zenexo® offers outstanding hiding power, superior flop and is classified as a non-hazardous material.

UTP®-Technology(Ultra-Thin-Pigment-Technology) is a unique technology from Schlenk, which enables substrates with a reproducible and perfectly uniform thickness distribution and an unmatched aspect ratio.

It is based on an ultra-thin aluminium substrate encapsulated with silica.

Schlenk holds several patents on this technology.

Schlenk is a family-owned company located in Roth, Germany.

The company is a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, effect pigments and metal foils.

Today, it is active in the fields of coatings & plastics industry, printing & graphics industry, cosmetics, metal foils, building materials.

With production sites in Europe, the USA and China, as well as application technology departments in Germany, the USA, China and Southeast Asia, Schlenk has a global sales and service network.


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