The Use of Pearl Pigments in Epoxy Resins

Pearl pigments come in a wide variety of colors. They consist of very fine particles and can easily be mixed with epoxy resins to produce incredibly beautiful metallic color effects. The mixture can be used to create attractive color effects on tables or marble floors. The pearl pigment particles are reflective tend to sparkle when mixed with the epoxy resin.

The composition of Pearl Pigments

The pearls in the pigment are small to the tune of ten-thousandths of a millimeter. Silica, Synthetic mica, Aluminum, Borosilicate, Polyester, and Metal oxides are some of the materials used to make the pearls. Different pearls are made using a different combination of these materials, depending on the purity, iridescence, and overall quality desired. Pearl pigments are made toxic-free as they are used to decorate different items that humans will interact with regularly.

Pearl Pigment and Epoxy Resin Mixture

The sparkling particles are very light and have a high concentration in the pearl pigment powder. The pearl pigment epoxy resin mixing ratio should be 5-15% based on the weight. You will need 5-25 grams to tint one liter of epoxy resin. The sparkly particles will remain suspended within the resin, thanks to their light weight. The result is a colorful and sparkling epoxy resin that can be used for a wide range of decorative applications.

Pearl Pigments on Epoxy Floor Resins

Epoxy resins are used to make smooth and shiny floors. The addition of pearl pigments results in very attractive marbled and sparkling resin floor. Pearl pigments can only be mixed with transparent resin. They will not be visible in colored resin.

Pearl pigments can be used with PU and other types of resins as well. Pearl pigment resin floors are a sight to behold when some bright light falls on them. You can choose between interference, pearlescent, hi-lite, halo, or metallic colors. Pearlescent pearl pigments are commonly used in making resin floors.

You can use different colors and a get a unique color effect if you want to. In such instances, the appearance of the floor will depend on your viewing angle. You will have a different impression depending on your position relative to the lighting.

Since pearl pigments are not metals, they never tarnish or rust. They will keep your floor or table sparkly for years. Although pearl pigments are non-toxic. You should avoid inhaling the powder while working with them. There are no risks of inhaling the powder once it is mixed with the resin.