New metallic effect pigment brings high gloss with high coverage


The latest addition to Eckart’s STAPA range of effect pigments stands out for its very bright, smooth silver metallic effect and high tinting strength.

STAPA® WM Chromal IX/80 is a new effect pigment from our principal, Eckart, launched to combine the benefits of both cornflake and silver dollar pigments. Its shape and opacity are typical for a cornflake, but its brilliance is closer to a silver dollar. It brings a homogeneous effect to film applications and a structureless surface to mass-tinted plastic parts as a result of its small particle size.

The pigment is ideal for film applications requiring high gloss with high coverage. It is a an excellent alternative to metalised foils and can be used for BOPP films and car wrapping foils, as well as in packaging applications, reflective silver parts and more.

STAPA® WM Chromal IX/80 offers the following benefits:

The product is recommended for plastics applications such as extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding, blown film or cast film extrusion. STAPA® WM Chromal IX/80 is suitable for polyolefins like LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PP, and also for engineering resins.

This pigment is offered in a user-friendly preparation form. It is solvent free, odourless and easy to disperse in polyolefins and many polymer systems.

To find out more about STAPA® WM Chromal IX/80 or request a sample, please contact Ian Corke on 01959 560809 or email

Please note: Information provided here is given in good faith and without liability. It is intended for guidance only. Users are advised to conduct their own independent examination of the product to ascertain its suitability for incorporation into processes or products. Users should ensure that the use of the product complies with all pertinent current legislation. We guarantee to supply to specification, not performance.

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