EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and is a manufacturer of decorative materials and related technologies not limited to application or industry, with a focus on sustainability. A range of products servicing multiple visual effects and functional attributes are available for applications such as apparel, brand protection, coatings, cosmetics, displays, food and pharmaceuticals, home furnishings, packaging, plastics, and printing.
EMD recently launched a new product line, Thermaval™, which are the first pearlescent pigments for high temperature ranges dedicated to ceramic tableware applications. The pigments retain their shimmering color in firing temperatures beyond 1100°C. Thermaval™ pigments are cost efficient and dishwasher safe, feature pearl luster effects, and come in metallic shades of silver, red, gold, and copper.