Aluminum pigmented waterborne coatings have rapidly become a popular and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvent based metallic industrial coatings.

When working with aluminum pigments in waterborne coatings formulations care should be taken to minimize the reaction between the aluminum pigment and water. This reaction produces hydrogen gas which can pose a serious safety concern as well as ruin the coating formulation. Silberline has developed several technologies to help control this reaction. Stable waterborne coatings with striking metallic effects can be developed by using proper formulating techniques and careful selection of aluminum pigment, coatings resin and additives.