TAKA Material & Systems Laboratory, inc.

TAKA Material & Systems Laboratory



Originality of the Technology

Aluminum pigments used in coated films based on current technology are a flake-shaped material that is formed by crushing vapor deposited aluminum, and while the pigment exhibits a superior mirror surface luster, because it is extremely thin (10-100 nanometers), oxidation and hydrolysis can occur.

Max Mirror is able to create a coated film which has high insulation performance, high durability, and high brightness. This is achieved by applying a unique surface treatment to those aluminum flakes and uniformly applying a thin coat to the surface of the paint base material.

1. High-Intensity Brightness

Max Mirror has made it possible to orient aluminum flakes slimly and evenly on the surface of base material. This realizes high brightness – surface reflection rate is over 70% when painted.

Organic radicals that blend well with resolvents can be used in surface coatings, enabling bright and stable coating films even under low binder density.

2. High-Durability

The surface finishing of Max Mirror is glassy. As it combines solidly with aluminum, it has high resistance – especially to water and humidity.
As it effectively inhibits dissolution by water on the surface of aluminum, it provides very strong and stable coatings with little concern of allochroism or darkening.

Further, application of clear overcoats, which is typically done to provide higher durability, does not affect brightness as it has little effect on the orientation of the aluminum flakes.

3. Little Radio Wave Influence

Coating films using Max Mirror are the most suitable for painting communication devices, as the ink provides excellent electrical insulation, with no radio wave absorption.

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