MicrospeX products are a unique blend of compounded high molecular weight pigmented polyolefin polymers, closely controlled to a 12-mesh maximum particle size. The different color portions of the MicrospeX products vary in particle size creating a unique visual effect. These products are intended for use in decorative coatings (e.g. floors) replacing inorganic media. MicrospeX provide more intense color and lighter weight. They can also be pre-mixed into the coating allowing for single coat applications without the need for a top sealer coat.
MicrospeX have been formulated to create varying colored visual effects with granite or stone-like appearance in all types of paints and coatings applications. This advanced product will provide an impressive textured affect in thin films and a dramatic visual effect in thicker film coatings. The components are colorfast, and thus will not bleed when mixed into the paint vehicle. The recommended addition level of the MicrospeX colors is 10–25% based on total formula weight and is entirely dependent upon the desired visual effect.
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