Polymer Color Flakes

What are Polymer ColorFlakes™?

Polymer ColorFlakes™, also known as decorative vinyl color chips, flakes or fleck are specially formulated paint aggregates used to enhance the aesthetic qualities of seamless, resin-based chip, flake flooring systems. This unique product is random in shape, sized within a standardized range and custom blended to match any décor.

Polymer ColorFlakes™ are continuing to gain popularity amongst architects, designers, contractors and consumers, because of their unique properties that deliver complete customization to commercial, residential and industrial floors with an endless range color-styles, texture, size and blending options.

 

Polymer ColorFlakes™ Advantages

• Custom design to match any décor
• Over 150 in-stock unicolor-styles
• Non-flammable
• Water-based chemistry
• Optimal flexibility and strength
• Colorfast, UV stable pigments
• Hide sub-surface imperfections
• Ease of application
• Lab-tested resin compatibility
• Unlimited custom blending options
• Size standardized size ranges
• Custom color-matching
• Fast turnaround times
• Custom packaging & labeling options
• Economical / cost-effective
• Low sound / noise deadening qualities
• Monolithic seamlessness
• Renewable, sanitary and safe

 

Polymer ColorFlakes™ Blending & Sizing
Custom Blending:
Use ColorFlakes™ to coordinate your floors and walls with any decor.  Our extensive range of unicolor-styles gives you the ability to custom design blends to match any color-scheme.  Either choose from one of our signature blends or creatively mix and match colors using the virtual blend design tool to develop a unique color array that best fits your project. Blend ColorFlakes™ to enhance your environment any compliment any décor.  

 

Standard Sizing Options:

Torginol Color Flakes

 

Polymer ColorFlakes™ System Specifications

Typical System    
Lab Tested Resin Compatibility
Color Flakes Shema • Epoxies
• Methyl Methacrylates (MMA)
• Moisture Cure Urethanes (MCU)
• Polyaspartics
• Polyureas
• Polyurethanes
• 100% Solids systems
• Solvent-borne systems
• Water-based systems
• And others...

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In 40+ years of manufacturing ColorFlakes™, there have been no known resin incompatibilities. However, Torginol® recommends unknown resin compatibility testing prior to use when working with unconventional floor coating chemistries

 

Polymer Color Flakes™ Application

Methods
  Hand Broadcast                  Hopper-Blower Gun

Applying Color Flakes

 

Coverage Rate Guidelines (Square Feet per Pound)

Sizes Full Partial  

Original (~1")

1/2"

1/4"

1/8"

1/16"

1/32" 

8 - 10

7 - 9

5 - 7

4 - 6

3 - 5 

2 - 4

25 - 200

25 - 200

25 - 200

25 - 200

25 - 200

25 - 200

ft² / lb.

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ft² / lb.

ft² / lb.

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Coverage rates vary depending on customer preferences and application techniques.  Torginol® does not guarantee exact coverage rates. For more information, please consult with your coating system manufacturer.


Polymer ColorFlakes™ Recommended Application Environments

• Auto Dealerships
• Banquet Halls
• Bars, Pubs & Taverns
• Basements
• Bathrooms
• Bowling Alleys
• Butcher Shops
• Cafeterias
• Churches
• Clean Rooms
• Commercial Kitchens
• Corridors
• Dog Kennels
• Food Processing Plants
• Garage Floors
• Gentlemen's Clubs
• Greenhouses
• Grocery Stores
• Hallways
• Hospitals
• Industrial Hallways
• Laboratories
• Laundromats
• Lunch Rooms
• Night Clubs
• Offices
• Pet Stores
• Pharmaceutical Plants
• Pool Decks
• Public Municipalities
• Restaurants
• Restrooms
• Retail Stores
• Salons
• Schools
• Showrooms
• Stadium Hallways
• Sunrooms
• Vestibules
• Veterinary Clinics
• Zoos
• And more...

 

Polymer ColorFlakes™ Specification Characteristics

Color Consistency
    Spectrophotometer         ASTM E1866
    ∆ ≤ 1.0 from standard     Pass
Dry Film Thickness
      Micrometer                    ASTM D1005
      Mils Dry                         4 - 5 mils
Shape
      Visual Evalation     
      Random                         Pass
Odor
      Olfactory Evaluation      ASTM D1296
      Odorless                       Pass
Surface Texture
      Visual Evaluation     
      Smooth                         Pass
Sheen
      60º Gloss Meter            ASTM D523
      < 15 units                     Pass
Dry Film Thickness
      Mandrel Bend Test        ASTM F137*
      Interior Angle ≤ 110º    Pass
Hiding Power / Opacity
      Visual Evaluation          ASTM D6762
      Opacity > 98%              Pass (except color C2250 Semi-Transparent White)
Size Distribution
      Normal Sieve Analysis   ASTM C136-06* (100 grams / 90 seconds)

 

Technical Datasheets

Product Data Sheet
Color Brochure
MSDS

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