Texture Powder Additives:
Ink Texture and Coatings

swatch colors and ink textures

Shamrock Technologies offers a variety of texturing additives to provide the perfect combination of texture and compatibility. Powder texture additives add ink texture and give texture to coatings.

Benefits of Texture Power Additives

Different texture additives offer different types of effects and benefits.

  • Decorative appearance
  • Anti-skid
  • Matting
  • Feel/hapticity
  • Water repelleny
  • Abrasion resistance

Ink and Texture Coating: 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 textured coating additive is best for Screen inks, Decorative, General Industrial, and Coil Coatings.

Texture W

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

165

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 textured coating additive is best for Screen inks, Decorative, General Industrial, and Coil Coatings.

Variety of Texture Coatings

Texture W

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

135

Texture Coating: 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

Results of different texture powders

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

Texture Powder: PowderTex

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
PowderTex on Wheel

Powder Texture: 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

Paint Texture Additive

Shamrock Technologies offers a variety of texturing additives to provide the perfect combination of texture and compatibility to your painting job.

Paint texture additives are easy to use and create professional-looking textures on wood, concrete, plastic, and other surfaces.

Common Paint Texture Uses

Textured paint is often used to cover imperfections such as:

  • Cracks
  • Holes
  • Old paneling
  • Uneven drywall

Textured paint is also commonly used to create unique textures for wall designs. Whatever it may be, we have a paint texture additive that can assist you with your project-specific needs.

Benefits of Paint Texture Additives

In addition to creating unique textures and covering imperfections, the additional benefits of these additives are having:

  • More resistance to extreme climates
  • Less toxicity than regular oil-based paint
  • More durability with fewer applications
  • Greater ease of maintenance

These are just a few of the many benefits our additives provide.

Choosing the Right Additive

When choosing the correct Shamrock paint texture additive, keep in mind what you’ll be using it for and the intended outcome. Our different additives have unique effects that can be used to create:

  • Decorative appearances
  • Anti-skid surfaces
  • Water repellency
  • Abrasion Resistance

When purchasing a paint additive from Shamrock Technologies, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality that exceeds EU regulatory compliant standards.

Explore our ink and texture additives and find what’s best for your project. Our dedicated staff constantly strives to meet our customer’s expectations for service, quality, and delivery.

 

 

Powder Textures