Each order includes 20 grams of thermochromic pigment powder which will transition from colored to colorless at 88 degrees Fahrenheit. Our color changing pigment is packaged in a recloseable zip lock bag for your convenience.
The maximum particle size of our thermochromic powder is less than 10 microns. This is the ideal size for general craft projects including resin/epoxy, paintings, murals, wax, jewelry making, etc. Since all of our powders are waterproof, they can be used in water based mediums like acrylic paints without any issues.
• Changes from colored to colorless at the temperature indicated
• Size: <10 um (micron) (suitable for use in most spray guns)
• Material: Thermochromic spheres
• Longevity: Can switch colors thousands of times. Extended exposure to ultraviolet light will degrade color changing properties
• Uses: Resin/rubber/plastic casting, children’s slime and goo, paint pigment, fishing lures, furniture, clothing, costumes and props, murals, industrial applications, nail polish, wax, glue, glaze, etc.
• Quantity: 20 grams
• Safety: Non-toxic. Do not ingest or inhale.
• Please note that your skin may or may not be warm enough to change the color depending on ambient conditions
• What’s included: Thermochromic powder in a reclosable plastic bag, application cheat sheet, and links to additional tips and resources
This thermal pigment is wonderful it works just like the description and if you buy it you will be amazed
First off let me state this is an amazing color. Stunning. Pictures do not do it justice. I wish they would make this color in a non changing pigment. I love it enough that I will use it sparingly and buy it again just for the color.
With that said...
I was disappointed in the thermochromic aspect. I tried many experiments with this before writing this review, as I wanted to make sure of my assessment before writing it. It is *very* hard to get this to turn color, and when it does it is just a few shades lighter.
I tried it on thin things, I tried it on thick. I stuck it in a hot place for a while and compared it to the room temperature (67 degrees) one. The only way I could get it to change color was to stick it just above the top of a metal light with a 40 watt lightbulb.
This is the first time I have *ever* had a less than desirable result with pigments from this company. I feel that if this color possibly changed to something other than a neutral color, it might be improved. (If that is possible). I feel that possibly it changed more than I realized, but where the shade was only a few shades lighter at full heat, I may not have noticed much of a difference, being that the original color is so vibrant.
Even without the desired thermochromic outcome, I recommend this product for the color alone. I cannot stress that last sentence enough. My customers are in awe of the color, as am I.
Did you mix it with resin? What ratio did you use? It isn't as sensitive to temperature when mixed with resin. We would recommend trying it with different mediums as well. Some of the colors are harder to see the color change if it happens gradually.