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Translucent Pigments

Translucent Tinting Pigments for GlassCast Epoxy Resin

16.87 14.94 (ex vat)

A high quality translucent tinting pigment intended for creating subtle tints or translucent colouring to water-clear casting resins including polyester, polyurethane and epoxies.

The colours are ideal for tinting or pigmenting jewellery, sculptures and design prototypes with anywhere between a faint hint of colour to a very strong, yet still translucent colour.

The pigments can only be sold in a pack of 6 primary colours;

Colours: 25ml Red / 25ml Green / 25ml Blue / 25ml Purple / 25ml Yellow / 25ml Orange

Description

Resin Compatibility

These translucent pigments are ideal as:

  • Polyurethane resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyurethane Casting Resin)
  • Waterclear polyester resin tints (such as our Waterclear Polyester Casting Resin)
  • Epoxy resin tints (such as our Epoxy Coating Resin and Epoxy Laminating Resin)
  • Casting Resin Tints

They have been tested with products from our own range but should also work well with resins from other manufacturers however you should always conduct your own tests as to their compatibility with other resin systems.

How to Use

As stated above, when ‘tinting’ clear resins the key is to use only a tiny amount of these translucent pigments. 1 droplet is enough to pigment around 20-40g of resin, depending on how strong you want the colour tint to be.

Remember that thicker castings will require a lower percentage of pigment because the tint will appear stronger the thicker the section is. Conversely, thinner castings will require a higher percentage of pigment in order to appear to be the same colour as thicker castings.

Tinting Mix Ratio Table

Only a tiny drop of these specially developed pigments is needed to add translucent colour effects to resin castings and so each 25ml bottle is sufficient to tint large quantities of resin. In fact, a subtle tinting effect can be achieved with less than 0.0004% (1 droplet in a 35g casting) and so each bottle is capable of tinting 40kgs of resin! ince most electronic scales are incapable of the accuracy required to measure pigment ratios of around 0.005% we would suggest using the table on the specification tab as a guide but in all cases experimenting yourself adding a tiny amount of pigment at a time until you achieve the desired level of tint:

Dispersing the Pigment

The pigments disperse very quickly into epoxy resin and polyurethane resin. When using the pigments to tint larger quantities of polyester resin it is recommended to make a resin ‘dispersion’ by mixing the pigment into a small amount of the resin first and then mixing the small pigmented batch of resin into the larger batch to aid distribution of the pigment throughout the resin.

When pigmenting more reactive materials such as fast curing polyurethanes you will find it helpful to mix the pigment into one side of the resin (either part A or part B) thoroughly before mixing the two parts together and starting the reaction. This allows as much time as is needed to thoroughly disperse the pigment before starting the reaction. If you do choose to pigment just one side of the resin first it’s helpful to remember that the addition of the second half of the resin will ‘dilute’ the tint when you add it.

Additional information

Weight .5 kg

Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheet:   SDS-Translucent-Tinting-Pigments

Delivery

Shipping & Returns:

Please Note: We only deliver our goods to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

We do not deliver to England, Wales, Scotland, Europe or any other areas of the World.

Orders can also be collected from our premises in Dublin. Please view our Find Us page for our exact location.

The cost of delivery is calculated at checkout, it is based on your location, the weight and size of your order and its hazardous classification. The amount will be shown before you commit to payment.

This product is safe for all forms of transport when sold on its own. No restrictions apply. However, if your basket includes any of the Epoxy products, the following applies;

Delivery is normally to your door by a tracked courier or Haz-Chem truck driver. If you have any concerns about your delivery, please contact us and we will give you its tracking number, website address and delivery details or in the case of the Haz-Chem we will contact them on your behalf.

The earlier in the day we receive your order (closing time is 12 midday) the better chance we have of dispatching it on the same day. Bulk deliveries will be dispatched via a specialized Dangerous Goods Haulier. Delivery times will depend on your location. Please contact us on +353 (1) 466 3786 for exact times and costs.

All carriers require a contact phone number for the consignment as this avoids non delivery of the goods.

Please note packages must be signed for upon delivery, they cannot be left without a signature unless arranged beforehand with our team. Delivery is made Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm

We have a proven track record in attending to customers orders efficiently.

Non-Hazardous, Hazardous, Limited Quantity

All products on the site have a classification of either Non-Hazardous, Hazardous or Limited Quantity. Non-Hazardous are products such as Fibreglass mat/fabrics, refills, rollers, brushes, tape, etc. Hazardous products contain large amounts of resin, acetone, catalyst, and certain kit sizes. Most other products are classified as being Limited Quantity i.e. they may contain small amounts of Resin, Catalyst and Acetone.

Return goods Policy:

  1. Claims in respect of damaged goods, short deliveries etc. must be made in writing three days of receipt of goods.
  2. Returns after a period of one month shall not be accepted.
  3. Returning the goods is at your own expense and is non-refundable.
  4. There will be a handling charge of 15% on all returned goods.
  5. Any returns made within the specific period should be in a resalable condition.
  6. Specially ordered goods including Trims cannot be returned.  (We would ask all customers to carefully select your trims).
  7. Non-standard colours must be paid upfront prior to mixing and MID Glassfibre Supplies Ltd cannot accept any responsibility as to colour variations after the goods has been mixed. We also cannot accept any returns.
  8. Goods ordered or received in error must be notified to us in writing within three days.
  9. All goods are subject to our Terms & Conditions.

How UV stable are the tinting pigments? Will they fade over time?

GlassCast tinting pigments have a good level of UV resistance. In the time we have used and tested them we have not seen any measurable degradation due to UV exposure. However, like all inks and pigments, eventually over many years we would expect a small and gradual degradation as no inks are 100% UV stable.

Are these products tested on animals?

These pigments have NOT been tested on animals and contain NO animal ingredients or animal derived ingredients.

If I use less tinting pigment, will I get a lighter shade?

When adding less than the recommended amount of GlassCast translucent tinting pigment, the more translucent the resin mix will be, conversely the more tinting pigment will result in a more intense shade, and less translucent resin.

Are the GlassCast translucent tinting pigments food safe and non-toxic?

The GlassCast tinting pigments are classed as non-toxic although they do not carry any specific food safety approval.

Do the GlassCast neon tinting pigments glow in the dark?

No, the Neon tinting pigments do not glow in the dark, they will however glow when exposed to a UV/black light. The colours are very bright and appear luminous in daylight.

Can the colours be mixed together to create new colours?

Yes, you can mix any of the GlassCast translucent tinting pigments together to achieve new colours and you can also mix in our SHIMR metallic colours too.

Can the pigments be used to create swirls of colour in the clear resin? (leaving some areas clear and others lightly pigmented for artistic effect, or even a graduated/ombre coloured effect)

The tinting pigments can be used in this way to create swirls and different artistic effects. Such effects will need some practice to perfect, ultimately the limit is going to be down to your imagination and also ability with the materials.

Can I order individual colours of the tinting pigments?

Our GlassCast translucent tinting pigments are only available in the pre-packed 6 colour pack, so we are not able to send them out individually at present.

Are the GlassCast tinting pigments oil based?

Yes the GlassCast translucent tinting pigments are oil based.

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