Pearlescents

UMC is the US distributor of Industrial Pearlescents. UMC is the US distributor of Cosmetic Pearlescents for the Midwest and Eastern States.


CQV Co., Ltd., is a Korean based supplier that specializes in the manufacture and development of effect pigment technologies. Formerly known as Engelhard Korea, part of the Mearl/Engelhard Corporation, CQV was established after the purchase of Engelhard by BASF in 1996 and has been supplying the global effect pigment market ever since. CQV is considered by many multinational companies as a reliable partner that prides itself on state of the art R&D and technical support.



Industrial Applications

Pearl effect pigments consist of laminar crystals with aspect ratio unlike general ones. The interferecen colors come from the refraction ratio difference between laminar crystal and intervention material give us effects such as iridescent and metallic gloss.

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Automotive and Exterior Applications

Weather resistant pearlescent pigments developed using mica, glass, silica bases, etc,,, are being used in various high performance applications. Alumina-based pearlescent pigments have also been specifically surface treated to be compatible and durable in the various resin systems tipically used in these applications.
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  • Adamas®
  • Automotive™
  • Chaos™
  • Axion®
  • Axion® Silver
  • Ferrius®
  • Kromax™
  • Multiorora®
  • Multiorora® Axion
  • Reflex Axion Color®
  • Reflex Color Pearl®
  • Reflex Natural™
  • Tonos®
Adamas®

The Adamas® series is developed on a high purity platy alumina (Al2O3) substrate, produced by CQV’s own patented technology. The alumina substrate allows for a significantly more uniform particle thickness as well as smoothness compared to existing pigments based on natural mica, synthetic mica, or glass-flake. This series provides not only a greater sense of depth and high chroma, but also a different level of sparkle that can be seen throughout all angles of viewing. Thus, eliminating the “horizontal vs. vertical” appearance differences seen with other effect materials. Such an effect is unique to platy alumina.

Applications include:

  • Automotive/transportation OEM and refinish coatings
  • Architectural coil coatings
  • General metal finishing for exterior use
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Automotive™

The AUTOMOTIVE™ pearl pigment series is made of a synthetic-mica-based substrate similar to the Reflex industrial grades but with a post treatment layer to improve significantly, humidity and UV resistance. This series is coated with titanium dioxide, iron oxide, or a combination of both to provide high luster, chroma, and brightness.

Applications include:

  • Automotive OEM & Refinish
  • Exterior Plastics
  • Exterior architectural coil coatings
  • Elastomeric Coatings
  • Aerospace Coatings
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Chaos™

The AUTOMOTIVE CHAOS® series are new synthetic mica-based pearlescent pigments that utilize a patented high density coating technology, resulting in higher chroma colors, with the benefit of added opacity, and high luster compared to the Reflex and Reflex Natural series. Unlike these standard interference colors, this line of effect pigments, produce intense and sophisticated effects. The CHAOS line is post treated with a non-chromium type system which as with the other Automotive grades enhances the weatherbility for use in high performance applications.

Applications include:

  • Automotive OEM & Refinish
  • Motorcycle and ATV Coatings
  • Exterior General Metal Decorative Coatings
  • Aerosol Touchup Paints
  • Architectural Coatings
  • Transportation parts and components
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Axion®

The Automotive AXION® OP is a glass-flake based pearl pigment surface treated for high performance applications. The pigment has a very fine particle size distribution (5-35 microns) and imparts its own unique color and luster, giving an impressive sense of depth to any class A finish. Its small size and clarity minimizes any type of “milky” look at the off angle.

Applications include:

  • OEM Automotive coatings
  • OEM Motorcycle Coatings
  • Custom Refinish
  • Automotive plastic and metal components
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Axion® Silver

• Real metal pearlescent pigments coated with silver on calcium titanium borosilicate.
• Superior sparkling effect using large scale calcium titanium borosilicate substrate.
• High electromagnetic shield effect.
• High sterilization effect.
• Silver (Ag) coated on calcium titanium borosilicate.
Very clear for heavy metals.
No contain any organic compound.
Conforms RoHs regulation.
No contain the health and environmental hazard materials.

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Ferrius®

The AUTOMOTIVE Ferrius® line is created using CQV’s patented multilayer technology using Fe2O3 on synthetic mica in place of TiO2 as in the case of the Chaos line. Ferrius create a realistic metallic effect without the use of actual metals. The double layer technology produces shades of incredible depth of color, with high levels of luster, which cannot be achieved using standard metal based pigments. Their non-metallic nature makes them highly suitable for use in waterborne high performance coatings where actual metals can have a tendency to generate H2 gas.

Applications include:

  • Automotive OEM & Refinish
  • Signage
  • Architectural metal finishing (fencing, roofing, trim)
  • Exterior Graphics
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Kromax™

The Adamas® series is developed on a high purity platy alumina (Al2O3) substrate, produced by CQV’s own patented technology. The alumina substrate allows for a significantly more uniform particle thickness as well as smoothness compared to existing pigments based on natural mica, synthetic mica, or glass-flake. This series provides not only a greater sense of depth and high chroma, but also a different level of sparkle that can be seen throughout all angles of viewing. Thus, eliminating the “horizontal vs. vertical” appearance differences seen with other effect materials. Such an effect is unique to platy alumina.

Applications include:

  • Automotive/transportation OEM and refinish coatings
  • Architectural coil coatings
  • General metal finishing for exterior us
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Multiorora®

The AUTOMOTIVE Multiorora® series are effect pigments that change color depending on the viewing agle. Now applicable for exterior use, the series gives you fascinating shades that definitely attract attention.

The Atuomotive Multiorara® series offer great opportunites for developing colors with endless gradients of subtly shifting hues. This novel color interplay allowa for the development of truly unique colors with a subtle nuance not attainable any other way.

Applications product info:

  • Optically variable effect pigments as viewing angle
  • Synthetic mica based effect pigments
  • High weathering resistance
  • Compatibility for various resin
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Multiorora® Axion

• Angle-dependent multi interference color
pearlescent pigments.
• Glass flake based effect pigments.
• Transparent and clear color, outstanding sparkling effect.

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Reflex Axion Color®

• Good Sparkling Effect and High Chroma in Appearance
• Deep and Diverse Color
• Excellent Dispersion
• Various Field of Industry

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Reflex Color Pearl®
  •  Deep and Diverse Color
  •  Excellent Dispersibility
  • Various Fields of Industry
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Reflex Natural™

The Automotive Natural™ OP products are natural mica based pigments similar to the Reflex Natural industrial line. These products are post treated using silane coupling agents in combination with other proprietary materials, in order to enhance the compatibility of the products in various types of resin systems either solvent or water based.

Applications include:

  • Automotive OEM & Refinish
  • Architectural Coil
  • Concrete Finishes
  • Aerospace Coatings
  • Signage & Graphics
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Tonos®

– Natural Mica and Synthetic Mica based Effect Pigments
– Various luster and sparkle effect pigments by particle size distribution
– Easy Dispersion
– Applicable for various fields

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Cosmetics & Personal Care

The effect pigment that a refractive light caused from the difference of refraction rates between plate crystals and substrates shows the rainbow colors like a natural pearl after generating the interference.
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