SCHLENK expands the Pigment Product Line Zenexo® for Automotive Application

Roth-Barnsdorf, January 2020

SCHLENK Metallic Pigments, a leading producer of effect pigments released Zenexo® GoldenShine WB 21 YY, a new effect pigment for automotive and waterborne coatings. "Zenexo® GoldenShine WB 21 YY is based on UTP®-Technology which can be considered a breakthrough in effect pigment technology, especially for automotive paint applications", says Dr. Frank J. Maile, Global Technical Director BU Effect Pigments. "For the first time, this new technology enables effect pigments pigments with excellent hiding power, superior flop, and unrestricted safety in terms of transport, storage, and use as a non-hazardous material in powder delivery form." The latest surface treatment technology, called WB, is a special treatment to enhance the excellent weathering and humidity resistance properties of Zenexo®. The first effect pigment "Zenexo® GoldenShine 21 YY" was launched in 2017. The product has been successfully integrated into several high-end applications such as luxury leather coatings, premium powder coatings, extravagance architectural coatings and high-value consumer packaging applications. Applicators praised novel color styling possibilities, e.g., by mixing Zenexo® GoldenShine 21 YY pigments with high transparent in-/organic color pigments.

Zenexo® is the SCHLENK brand for effect pigments based on UTP®-technology for coating, plastic, and printing application. Zenexo® offers outstanding hiding power, superior flop and is classified as a non-hazardous material.

UTP®-Technology (Ultra-Thin-Pigment-Technology) is a unique technology from SCHLENK, which enables substrates with a reproducible and perfectly uniform thickness distribution and an unmatched aspect ratio. It is based on an ultra-thin aluminum substrate encapsulated with silica. SCHLENK holds several patents on this technology.

SCHLENK is a family-owned company located in Roth, Germany. The company is a leading international manufacturer of metal powders, effect pigments, and metal foils. Today, it is active in the fields of coatings & plastics industry, printing & graphics industry, cosmetics, metal foils, building materials. With production sites in Europe, the USA, and China as well as application technology departments in Germany, the USA, China, and Southeast Asia, SCHLENK has a global sales and service network.

SCHLENK Metallic Pigments GmbH
Barnsdorfer Hauptstr. 5
91154 Roth-Barnsdorf