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Stainless Steel Flake

AMETEK Stainless Steel Flake is available as a bright attractive pigment and is ideally suited for applications such as in decorative coatings and high-performance protective paints.

Solvent Systems
Leafing pigments are capable of concentrating at the surface of a paint film, where particles overlap each other,creating a metallic appearance. Two sizes are available. Fine Grade averages 25 microns and Standard Grade averages 50 to 60 microns.

A special maintenance grade, Stainless Steel Flake in 10% mineral spirits paste, is also available.

Water-Borne Systems
AMETEK Stainless Steel Flake is particularly useful because it will not form hydrogen when incorporated in water-borne coatings and consequently will not cause gassing. It eliminates problems with the popping of can lids. Applications
  • Powder Coatings. Automotive trim, wheels and under-the-hood parts, office and outdoor furniture, bicycles.
  • Architectural Coatings. Provides a stainless steel look to masonry and exposed metal.
  • Maintenance Coatings. Corrosion protection for food processing plants, transmission towers and equipment exposed to extreme elements.
  • Cookware Coatings. Promotes abrasion resistance and heat transfer in non-stick coatings.

The Advantages of Stainless Steel
AMETEK Stainless Steel Flake is produced from Type 316L stainless steel.
This premium-quality stainless steel combines excellent corrosion resistance with outstanding abrasion resistance and toughness. Not only does it resist salt spray and acid spotting but it is also unaffected by strong alkaline cleaners and detergents. It will not chalk or tarnish. Along with good corrosion resistance, stainless steel flake has high specular reflectance, making it ideally suited for such applications as pigments for powder coatings and high-performance paints.

Lower Explosive Limits. Tests conducted by an independent laboratory show stainless steel to be stable in powder coatings. The US Bureau of Mines categorizes explosion hazards of materials as None, Weak, Moderate, Strong and Severe. Stainless Steel falls into the "none"Category.

Typical Properties of AMETEK Stainless Steel Flake
 

 Screen Analysis
(Mesh)

 Apparent Density
(g/cm3)

 Flake Thickness
(microns)

 Fine Leafing

 95%-325

 0.6

 0.8

 Standard Leafing

 60%+325

 0.8

 1.0

 Stainless Paste

 90%-325

 0.4

 0.4



Packaging

U.S. Metric
1 gal. can 11 lb 4 liter can 5 kg
5 gal. pail 55 lb 20 liter pail 25 kg
15 gal. drum 220 lb 60 liter drum 100kg

Note: Plastic pails lined with a polyurethane bag.

 


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