Iridescent Pearls

Iridescent Pearl Pigments  or Interference pearls as they can be known are available in a variety of colours and in 3 main particle sizes:

Satin Pearls / Ghost Pearls 5-25 micron: This is our finest particle size and is the traditional pearl finish you see on everything from cars, plastics in the home and in cosmetics/makeup - it offers a very fine colour shift when viewed at certain angles and will totally disappear at others showing whatever base colour used.

Shimmer Pearls 10-60 microns: Shimmer Pearls offer the middle ground of the 3 pearls giving more sparkle than our Satin pearls whilst still giving a nice colour shift at certain viewing angles and will again totally disappear at others. 

Sparkle Pearls 10-100 microns: Sparkle Pearls like the name suggests offer the brightest and have the most sparkle of the 3 pearl pigments giving a very fine pearl glitter like effect. Sparkle pearls whilst still giving a colour shift, it will not be as great as Satin or Simmer Pearls.

Our Iridescent pearls made of tiny transparent mica particles micro-encapsulated in titanium dioxide and can provide a vivid pearl colour over black or a very subtle effect if used sparingly, and an iridescent reflection over other colours such as white. 

Iridescent Pearl Pigments have the following properties:-

Good Hiding Power

Excellent Chemical Resistance

Excellent Light Fastness

Excellent Physical Stability

Iridescent Pearl Effect

Stable up to 1000 degrees Celsius 

Iridescent Pearl Pigments can be used in the following applications:-

Coatings including Spray Paints and removable Coatings


Graphic Arts



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