Biflair® are brilliant silver-white effect pigments from Merck. Their unique, intense silky luster gives the impression of liquid metal on plastics and print products, combined with outstanding hiding ability.
Fine appearance based on crystals
Biflair® are pastes with effect pigments based on bismuth oxychloride (BiOCl), which is extracted in a special crystallization process. With its brilliance and deep effect, the luster of BiOCl crystals are unmatched by pearlescent pigments made from mica platelets. Thanks to their square or octagonal shape and tight particle size distribution, the semi-transparent crystals form an even, fine appearance with soft, subtle luster effects. Biflair® pigment pastes are available in a range of dispersions for a wide variety of binding agent systems.
Print products and plastics with unrivaled brilliance
The three-dimensional quality and intense silky luster of the Biflair® effect pigments adds value to casting resin and print products. Their pearlescent and mother-of-pearl effects are of particular use in fashion accessories. The Biflair® range was developed especially for use in unsaturated polyester resins, and creates silver-white luster effects of unrivaled brilliance on buttons, for example. In offset, flexo and gravure printing and pressure processes, the product family's easy handling and homogeneous pigment distribution on the print sheet make it stand out – for a shining appearance in packaging and brochures.
The versatile Biflair® effect pigments can be mixed with many different organic and inorganic color systems – for a wide spectrum of colors. Combining the Biflair® and Iriodin® ranges from Merck offers an almost unlimited number of effects. The Biflair® 88 product family and Iriodin® interference pigments bring your product as close as possible to natural mother-of-pearl.
Biflair® also gives coatings an incomparably deep silky luster.