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DekorFlake

DekorFlake is a range of natural Mica flakes designed to impart a decorative metallic or natural sparkle effect for a variety of end use applications.

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Magnus Johansson

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DekorFlake golden product range

DekorFlake is a product designed from Muscovite or Phlogopite Mica raw material which LKAB Minerals mine and exclusively source from high quality reserves worldwide and further process in our European plant. The process increases the natural colours of bronze, silver, gold and black and are all available in different sizes.

Due to the extensive product range DekorFlake gives a wide variety of aesthetic effects. Different filling levels additionally allow a variety of finishes to be achieved including.

All grades are compatible with a variety of organic and inorganic matrices and systems. Moreover, all DekorFlake colours and grades are resistant to UV, weather, chemical and thermal degradation. Appearance does not tarnish or diminish under prolonged external exposure.

The main physical properties of DekorFlake include

  • Metallic lustre
  • Controlled colour consistency
  • Tightly controlled particle size distribution
  • UV stability
  • Weather resistance
  • Solvent resistance
  • Acid and alkali resistance
  • Tough but flexible, plate shaped particles

DekorFlake applications

  • decorative paint and coatings for wallpapers

    DekorFlake for coatings and wallpaper

    DekorFlake can perfectly be used for floor coatings, ceramic coatings, reconstituted stone coatings or decorative concrete. DekorFlake can also be incorporated into wallpaper designs. DekorFlake gives a granite or stone appearance to polished plaster, stucco, facades, finishing plasters and wall renders or with lower loading levels or powdered grades imparts a glimmer effect.

  • Decorative paints and coatings

    DekorFlake for polymers

    A typical end use application includes high value products such as sanitary ware, polymer based flooring, solid surfacing, consumer plastic parts and containers, toys and cosmetic packaging.

  • decorative concrete with DekorFlake

    DekorFlake for tile glazes and plaster effects

    DekorFlake fulfils a significant requirement from tile glaze manufacturers. Using this product enables a variety of aesthetic effects to be created when incorporated into ceramic tile glazes. Colours and particle sizes can be mixed to achieve unique patterns, with glitter effects or muted metallic shine on interior decorative tiles.

DekorFlake standard grades

  • Gold: 175, 325, 650, 1500
  • Silver: 125, 175, 325, 650, 1500
  • Bronze: 175, 325, 650
  • Black: 325

DekorFlake packaging

Our DekorFlake product range is available in paper sacks or big bags. Due to the products conditions no bulk solution is available.

DekorFlake mineral origin

DekorFlake is produced from Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica, their origins are as following:

Phlogopite is associated with metamorphosed limestone and ultrabasic rocks, particularly hydrothermal veins formed through metasomatism of magnesium-rich rocks as well as ultrabasic and carbonatite ring intrusions associated with ancient shield areas. LKAB Minerals' Phlogopite Mica is sourced from a major deposit in Finland.

Muscovite is a constituent of acid igneous rocks like granite, pegmatite or alaskite, some regionally metamorphosed rocks and clastic sedimentary rocks, ad is a product of alteration. Most commercial deposits are derived from pegmatites which contain 1-2% and rarely up to 10% muscovite. Mica is found in many regions of the world in the form of pegmatite rock and mica schist.

DekorFlake toxicology

Phlogopite and Muscovite Mica are both non-toxic natural minerals. For further information please download the Safety Data Sheets in the box on the right.

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