Texturing Additives for Inks and Coatings

Shamrock Technologies offers a variety of texturing additives to provide the perfect combination of texture, and

compatibility. Some benefits of using textures include a decorative appearance, anti-skid, matting, feel/hapticity, water repellency and abrasion resistance. Different texture additives offer different types of effect and benefits.

High Molecular Weight Polyolefins (HMWPE)

For air dry and Baked Coatings requiring nonskid or high COF, smooth or soft feel and mar/abrasion resistance, we recommend the use of High Molecular Weight PE. This is recommended for Screen inks, Decorative, General Industrial and Coil Coatings.  

Texture W

Average Part. Size (µm)  Melting Point
Texture 5374W 28  144ºC
Texture Ultra Fine 35
Texture 5378W 50
Texture 5380W 65
Texture 5382W 80
Texture 5384W 110
Texture 5386W 130
Texture 5388W


Polypropylene (PP)

For air/forced dried coatings requiring Nonskid or high COF, matting, controlled feel and abrasion resistance. Polypropylene is recommended for wood, architectural, plastic and general industrial coatings.

SPP Average Part. Size (µm) Melting Point
SPP 10 10 144ºC
SPP 25 25
SPP 40 40
SPP 300 300
SPP 500 500

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)


Sub-micron PTFE particles can be used to create a texturing effect, which allows for very efficient matting and micro-rough feel.

PowderTEX Melt Point °C Bulk Density (gr/l)
PowderTEX-61 325 325-425
PowderTEX-94 325 650-750

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

For air dry and baked coatings requiring smooth/soft feel, slip, matting and scratch/abrasion resistance.

TexMATTE Average Part. Size µm Melting Point
TexMATTE 6005 5-7 260ºC
TexMATTE 6010 9-11
TexMATTE 6014 10 – 15
TexMATTE 6017 15-18
TexMATTE 6030 30-36