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Plastics & Printing Effect Pigments

Plastics & Printing applications preview with decorative effect pigments by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Our effect pigments give your print materials a sophisticated look and feel. But our portfolio doesn't end here. Our effect pigments also give plastics a unique appearance, adding value and appeal.


True beauty has a depth to it that goes below the surface. From decorative printing to high-quality coatings, our effect pigments have been helping make the world a more colorful — and functional — place for more than half a century.

  • Our printing effect pigments have applications in traditional printing techniques like gravure and screen printing as well as in the new print technologies such as RGB.
  • Our plastics effect pigments do not only offer the most beautiful effects for your plastics applications but also add onto it some new technologies.



Printing applications preview on packaging with decorative effect pigments by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


High-quality printing – in packaging or on the product itself – make products stand out from the competition. Print technologies have an enormous range of possibilities: paper goods, wallpaper, decor, and textiles, to name a few. We have the technological expertise and the materials to bring your print vision to life.

Our featured printing technologies cover:

  • RGB
  • Flexo Printing
  • Gravure Printing
  • Screen Printing
  • Offset Coating
Plastic applications preview for packaging with decorative effect pigments by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany


We come across plastics in packaging, household items, toys, electronics — almost all areas of our lives. Plastic finishes emphasize product appeal with sophisticated visual and tactile properties. With our portfolio, we offer you the latest color effect solutions for a wide range of thermoplastic technologies.

Discover all of them: 

  • Cast resins
  • Extrusion
  • Extrusion Blow Molding
  • IM3D
  • Injection Molding
  • Injection Stretch Blow Molding
  • Latex Rubber
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