Things About Bronze powders You Need To Know
We refer to bronze powders as any crushed metal combinations that have powder-like appearances and give shimmering and glittering appearances to the media we apply them to. Since it is a powdered bronze powders, it is different from any other metal combinations that produce silver or gold-like textures in that it has different hues of bronze colors.
We can break down the categorization of bronze powders into several categories, and these things are the categories:
What are the different types of bronze powders?
In general, we categorize bronze powders into three color types and at least five classes. Those three subtypes are Color 5, Color 6, and Color 7.
The five classes are G, E, L, 2L, 3L, and 4L. Some companies may have more or fewer class categories (that impact the powder’s applications), but the five classes that we often find are those five bronze powder classes.
Each of these color types resembles three grades that the powders have. Eventually, we classify the classes. For instance, we will refer to a powder with the Color 5 category and the E class as E5. The same also goes for 2L and Color 6, G and Color 7, and so on.
The more numbers the color and class combinations have, the more density and water-covering abilities they have. Conversely, the more numbers the combinations have the lesser the average thickness and diameter ranges per metal molecule.
How can we use bronze powders in daily life?
When we think about powdered bronze powders, we may think about powders for cosmetics. These things are not wrong, since we can apply some class and color combinations to cosmetics or makeup or any hair coloring products. However, such things don’t limit the ways we use bronze powders.
Paints and textile printing purposes are two other most common uses for bronze powders. Inking purposes also become some other uses for these powdered materials, including gravure inking or offset printings. Some clothing companies even apply different color shades and classes for the bronze powders in one product and the result is a decent one.
We can also see the applications in different office supplies, particularly any powders belonging to 2L-4L classes. Ballpoints are the most common office supplies with these types of powders regardless of the class categories.
There are other forms of bronze powder that we should note, and those forms are encapsulated forms. We frequently see the encapsulated bronze powder forms in various molding situations, including blow molding.
What are the powder’s characteristics that we should take note of?
The bronze powder has special polishes and treatments that make them resistant to heat and corrosion. Hence, being heat- and corrosion-resistant are two characteristics of the powder that we should take note of. Such two characteristics are even stronger in the encapsulated versions that require lots of heating when we use them.
Being toxic to some parts of human lives is yet another characteristic of bronze powders. Dusty substances can lead to various respiratory problems and irritate the eyes if we expose ourselves too much to these substances without adequate safety measures.