ECKART Effect Pigments

15.08.2016

Metallic and Pearlescent Brilliance for Packaging

ECKART will be showcasing the latest of its metallic and pearlescent pigment portfolio as well as its new “illoom” concept for designers at the Packaging Innovations exhibitions in London (September 14 – 15, 2016, booth F 22) and Stockholm (October 5 – 6, 2016, booth C 26).

illoom by ECKART:
A new, must-have product and service portfolio for designers
illoom gives designers the opportunity to easily incorporate genuine metallic colors in their designs. Through the use of illoom, it is possible to enhance design drafts, sketches and dummies, on any substrate, producing brilliant metallic results. illoom creates added value via unique solutions and tools, focussing on the needs of designer and agencies.

“Metal has always been synonymous with sophistication. Now, more than ever, brands are using metallics in packaging to greaten the perception of luxury. Metallic effects have come a long way since the days of foil stamping – with illoom tools by ECKART, it is now easier than ever to realize metallic effects using real printing inks in the design phase.” Says Christoph Sontheimer, Business Development Manager & Technical Services at ECKART GmbH.

The innovative toolkit includes illoom stickers and sprays, putting real metallic effects into the hands of designers, and allowing them the artistic freedom to enhance designs with actual metallic inks.

illoom stickers by ECKART can be printed, plotted and cut to virtually any shape that’s required. Applying the highly reflective stickers give designs a dimension that only metallics can. By introducing metallics, the perception of depth and movement comes in to play, bringing designs to life. Stickers are currently available in 5 different metallic effects.

illoom sprays by ECKART are high quality spray paints available in gold, silver and copper. Through the use of stencils and masks, designers can easily enhance designs with rich metallic tones, delivering an upscale and sophisticated appearance.

Designers visiting Packaging Innovations will be able to pick up their own free illoom toolkits at ECKART’s booth and can learn more about the possibilities that incorporating metallic colors in designs can offer.

For more information on illoom, visit www.illoom.eckart.net

TOPSTAR 06 3000 – most brilliant offset ink of the entire portfolio
The new leafing, one-component printing ink TOPSTAR 06 3000 Brilliant Silver represents the most brilliant ink alternative to foil stamping and metallized substrates.

The conventional, mineral oil-based ink was developed on the basis of PVD pigments. The result is a highly brilliant, mirror-like appearance.

Despite the leafing characteristics of the product, it is possible to create imitation gold or various multicolor effects by overprinting and tinting.

TOPSTAR 06 3000 Brilliant Silver is wax and cobalt free. The ink is suitable for all offset machines, allowing a good printability also at high machine speeds.

Pearlescent shine with LUXAN and SYMIC synthetic mica
The pearlescent pigments from our product categories LUXAN and SYMIC boast outstanding sparkle effects. Their transparency and extremely pure color shades open up endless possibilities for creative applications. LUXAN and SYMIC are also fascinating designers and could be used in many different ways for creative art work.

LUXAN is based on synthetically produced glass whereas SYMIC is based on synthetically produced mica. Thin flakes of these two raw materials become unique pearlescent pigments by means of our high-end coatings and classifying technologies.

The effect varies from silky gloss to glittering sparkle depending on the particle size of the pigment. Both product categories impress with their brilliant optical characteristics when compared to conventional pearlescent pigments.

About ECKART
The ECKART Group is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of metallic effect and pearlescent pigments and metallic printing inks. The group of companies with today globally around 1,800 employees develops, produces and distributes metallic effect and pearlescent pigments in powder, paste and pellet form and also in concentrates, dispersions and print inks. ECKART products are used in printing, coatings, plastics and lightweight concrete industries, as well as in cosmetics and personal care products. ECKART is represented in more than 70 countries as of the present day. The company is a member of ALTANA AG. ALTANA develops and produces high quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals. Please find more information on the company and its products on our website: www.eckart.net

Picutre Library

illoom by ECKART – providing metallic brilliance to packaging

TOPSTAR 06 3000 Brilliant Silver – most brilliant offset ink of the portfolio

LUXAN & SYMIC: Pearlescent shine with synthetic mica

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