///Texturing Powders for Inks and Coatings
Texturing Powders for Inks and Coatings 2017-11-09T10:25:55+00:00

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 5374W28 144ºC
Texture Ultra Fine35
Texture 5378W50
Texture 5380W65
Texture 5382W80
Texture 5384W110
Texture 5386W130
Texture 5388W

135

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.

SPPAverage Part. Size (µm)Melting Point
SPP 1010144ºC
SPP 2525
SPP 4040
SPP 300300

PTFE Powders

FluoroTEX

For high temperature coatings requiring long term durability, slip, and abrasion resistance. This fluoropolymer is recommended for automotive, train, architectural and coil coatings.

FluoroTEXAverage Part.
Size (µm)
Melting Point
FluoroTEX 5050325ºC
FluoroTEX 9090
FluoroTEX 130130

PowderTex

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

PowderTEXMelt Point °CBulk Density (gr/l)
PowderTEX-61325325-425
PowderTEX-94325650-750

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

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

TexMATTEAverage Part.
Size µm
Melting Point
TexMATTE 60055-7260ºC
TexMATTE 60109-11
TexMATTE 601715-18
TexMATTE 603030-36
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