Pigments used to create the line of color-shifting paint were developed using an aluminum flake. In a patented, controlled process, the flake is coated with an intermediate layer that bends light reflected by the flake. Then, the outer portion of the pigment is coated with a semitransparent coating that actually draws light in toward the flake, BASF said. Varying the thickness of the coatings determines the colors and “traveling,” or shift, characteristics of the paint.
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