Pearlescent pigments are all around us. They are used in a variety of applications including coatings, personal care products, packaging plastics, inks and many other applications. Pearlescent pigments are used whenever a soft shine, a satin luster or a brilliant metallic appearance are desired.
Production of pearlescent pigments is typically achieved by generating an in-situ TiO2 surface coating on mica with a Titanium Chemical Precursor. The pearlescent effect is obtained by the interference of light reflecting from multiple surfaces.