Australian Metal Powders Supplies (AMPS)

Bronze powders and pastes

Bronze powders and pastes

We sell two distinctly different products within the Bronze range.

The first is an uncoated Bronze which will oxidise and which is quite dull in colour.

The second is Bronze powders and pastes which are coated, and are leafing grades. These powders are
bright in colour and are available in different colours and grades.

For more information about bronze powder applications, visit our Applications page.

Bronze powders
Iron melting flakes
Bronze Powder uncoated

The Bronze Powder we predominately sell has 10% Tin, but it is also available in 15 or 20% Tin. These products are uncoated.

 

Bronze powder 10% tin
Bronze Powder- 10% Tin

Typical composition:
Tin : 9-11%
Zinc: 0.1% max
Loss in Hydrogen 0.30%
Copper: Balance

Apparent Density(g/cc) 2.80-3.60

These products are available in -200 mesh and -325 mesh, and are normally held in stock.

Powders coated - Powder/paste specifications/grades and origins

AVL MetalsAustralian Metal Powders represents AVL Metal Powders in Australia.

AVL Metal Powders are a European company who have been producing Aluminium, Bronze and Copper powders and pastes since 1937.

The powders are available in the grades shown below and are either leafing or non-leafing grades. Most of these products are indent items.

Application Icons
Aluminium - Bronze Printing inks - flexo gravure Printing Inks - Flexo / gravure Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Paints, coatings, varnishes, aérosol
Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste, printing inks - offset Printing Inks - Offset Aluminium, bronze, paste, powder for dip coatings Dip Coatings
Bronze, Aluminium, powder, paste for dusting bronze Dusting Bronze Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds Plastics: masterbatch, compounds
Bronze, aluminium powder, paste, for can and coil coatings Can & Coil coatings Bronze, aluminium for screenprinting on textile and other support Screenprinting on textile and other support

 

Quality

Water-covering capacity

Particle size distribution

Apparent density

Optical characteristics

Recommended application

D90
(µm)

D50
(µm)

D10
(µm)

Brilliant 2500

2400

78

42

16

0,8

very brilliant

Bronze, Aluminium, powder, paste for dusting bronze Bronze, aluminium for screenprinting on textile and other support Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Aluminium, bronze, paste, powder for dip coatings Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds

Fine 36

3200

58

28

10

0,8

very brilliant

Bronze, aluminium for screenprinting on textile and other support Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Aluminium, bronze, paste, powder for dip coatings Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds

Fine 4000

4000

43

19

6

0,8

brilliant

Bronze, aluminium for screenprinting on textile and other support Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol

Extra Fine 5000

5000

37

15,5

5

0,8

brilliant

Bronze, aluminium for screenprinting on textile and other support Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol

Super Fine 6000

6000

25

12

3

0,8

brilliant

Aluminium - Bronze Printing inks - flexo gravure Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds

9000

8000

20

9

3

0,8

brilliant

Aluminium - Bronze Printing inks - flexo gravure Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds

13000

12000

16

7

2

0,8

high coverage

Aluminium - Bronze Printing inks - flexo gravure Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste for paints, coatings, varnishes, aerosol Bronze, Aluminium for plastics, masterbatch, compounds

Ultra Fine FT

14000

7

3

1

0,8

high coverage

Aluminium, Bronze, powder, paste, printing inks - offset


Origin of Bronze Pigments

Bronze powders are also called bronze flakes or bronze pigments, and are issued from the milling process of the bronze granules.

Like the bronze granules, the colour obtained depends on the percentage of zinc added to the melt process. The colour obtained will be:
-> metallic red or copper (100% copper),
-> lighter metallic red or Pale Gold (90% copper - 10% zinc)
-> lighter metallic gold or Rich Pale Gold (80% copper - 20% zinc)
-> metallic gold or Rich Gold (70% copper - 30% zinc).

The metallic colour of Bronze Powders

The metallic colour obtained from the milling process gives a very brilliant, mirror-like effect to the powders and this mirror-like effect makes the bronze powders suitable for a wide range of applications ranging from paints, coatings and plastics, to printing inks and many others.

Depending on the application, a smaller or finer particle size will be required. Grades of coarse particle size are more brilliant than grades of fine particle size, while grades of fine particle size will have a higher coverage capacity in cm²/gram

Bronze pastes

All of the our bronze pastes can be ordered in the following % of powder/solvent forms:
- Paste 85 - 15
- Paste 80 - 20>
- Paste 70 - 30
- Aquastab Paste (water-based system)


Solvents used

The solvent used will depend on the application. The main solvents are as follows:

ME :

paraffin oil (plastics)

HG :

hexylene glycol

WS :

white spirit

SE :

solvent naphtha

PM :

methoxypropanol

IPA :

isopropylacetate

EA :

ethylacetate

IS :

mineral oil (offset printing)