What is the difference between glitter powder and pearl powder?

Feb 26, 2022


What is the difference between glitter pigment powder and pearl pigment powder?

The application of pearlescent pigments is becoming more and more well known. It can be used in automobile, motorcycle, bicycle coatings, powder coatings, architectural coatings, pearlescent inks, pearlescent plastic products, pearlescent cosmetics, and can also be used in papermaking, printing and dyeing, printing rubber, ceramics and other industries.

Glitter powder is widely used in Christmas crafts, candle crafts, cosmetics, screen printing industries (cloth, leather, footwear --- shoe materials, New Year pictures series), decorative materials (glass art, polycrystalline glass; crystal It is characterized by enhancing the visual effect of the product, making the decorative part uneven and more three-dimensional. Its highly flashing characteristics make the decorations bright and dazzling at the same time.

Glitter powder and pearl powder are different in appearance. The shape of glitter powder is regular quadrangle or hexagon, but the particle size is the same. Pearlescent pigments show different effects in use depending on the size of their particles. In general, the larger the particle, the stronger the shimmering effect and the weaker the covering power of the base color; on the contrary, the smaller the particle, the stronger the covering power of the base color and the softer the gloss. Glitter powder is the kind of shimmery, not pearly luster. However, the pearlescent powder shines with a softer pearl luster. The application range of pearlescent powder is wider than that of glitter powder. For example, glitter powder is almost not used in car paint and mobile phone paint.