By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.

Solution Finder

Navigate through our chemicals and applications world and find the solution which fits best to your needs

Effect pigments > for the colouration of plastics

BTC’s wide range of effect pigments provides unique possibilities for designers to innovate with attractive effects and shades.


Magnapearl®, Mearlin®, Lumina®, Firemist®, Glacier®, Mearlite®, Graphitan®


MagnaPearl® effect pigments are pearlescent pigments which are specially engineered to deliver superior whiteness, brilliance and coverage. They are available in a variety of particle sizes. MagnaPearl® pigments create extraordinary optical effects ranging from a fine-grained luster to a bold silvery-white sparkle.

Mearlin® luster effect pigments are pearlescent pigments. They are mica platelets coated with titanium dioxide and/or iron oxide providing both, colour and exciting visual effects to a variety of plastics applications.

Lumina® colours are mica-based effect pigments that create intriguing and dramatic visual effects in a wide variety of applications. They show high chromacity, colour purity and clarity.

Firemist® effect pigments are patented borosilicate-based pigments. They bring products to life with brilliant colour and glittering effects. Firemist® effect pigments create an exceptionally high visual impact. They are specially formulated to out-perform traditional pearlescent pigments in chroma, colour purity, brightness, transparency and reflectivity.

Mearlite® luster effect pigments impart a range of optical effects from a soft, satin luster to a sharp, metallic brilliance in plastics, coatings and inks. These effects are due to plate-like crystals of bismuth oxychloride that have a silver-white and transparent appearance.


BTC’s effect pigments find use in a wide field for the colouration of plastics. They are also suitable for a variety of other industries including the automotive industry as well as the agriculture, building & construction, electrical & electronics, packaging and textiles & fibres industry. They find also applications in newly emerging markets.


Latest Expertise Plus Information to this application Lumina® Royal: Brilliant blue for plastics and paints

Latest Expertise Plus Information to this application Lumina® Royal: Plastics and paints in strong red

Latest Expertise Plus Information to this application Lumina® Royal - New colour effects for plastic products