Paint and ink applications
Silica for paint and ink matting agents
There are various types of paints and inks, and the required matte finish differs depending on the type.
We use our proprietary technology to precisely control the size of aggregate particles and aggregation structure, and by performing appropriate surface modification, we provide products that meet diverse user needs. In addition, we are constantly developing products to meet changing user needs.
Matting mechanism using silica
When wet-process silica is blended into paints, it forms fine bumps in the paint film and diffusely reflects light hitting the paint film, resulting in a matte paint film.
Application examples and recommended grades
1. Matting agent for plastic paint
This product is used in fields such as automobile interiors, home appliances, computers, and mobile terminals, where a high-grade matte finish is required. Grades with uniform and fine cohesive particle size are used to achieve a finely coated surface.
Nipsil E-1011, Nipsil SS-50F, Nipsil WE-1011 .etc
2. Matting agent for synthetic leather coating and gravure ink
Grades that do not compromise the transparency of the coating film are used.
Nipsil K-500, Nipsil AZ-204, Nipsil E-220A etc.
3. Matting agent for metal baking, woodworking and building materials
Grades with large aggregated particle size and high matting performance are used.
Nipsil E-170, NIPGEL AZ-460, Nipsil SBY-61, Prototype WE-170 etc.
1. Hydrophobic silica (Nipsil SS series)
The Nipsil SS Series, consisting of wet-process silica hydrophobized using our proprietary technology, provides water repellency, which improves chemical resistance, stain resistance, and other properties. It also has the effect of suppressing reactions with other compositions in the paint, contributing to improved storage stability of the paint.
2. Silica for waterborne paints (Nipsil WE Series)
※Please refer to the technical data for detailed properties, etc.