Pearlescent and Effect Pigments

Papertex, through a partnership with Zhejiang Ruicheng Effect Pigment Co., Ltd, is able to offer a comprehensive range of pearlescent and effect pigments to the UK industrial market. Ruicheng is a primary manufacturer of colour effect pigments in China, which offers natural and synthetic mica based series, glass flake based series, aluminium based series and other optimum substrates based series. Ruicheng effect pigments are designed for use in paints, coatings, plastics, inks and other industrial markets.

Responsible Mica Initiative

A lot of pearlescent pigments are based on natural mica, much of which which is mined in northern India. This can lead to issues relating to worker conditions and child labour. Since Ruicheng started producing pearl pigments, No Child Labour has been a key criteria for sourcing mica. Ruicheng has implemented a responsible procurement policy to ensure the traceability and transparency of its supply chain.

Ruicheng is a member of the Responsible Mica Initiative which works together to eradicate child labour and improve working conditions in the Indian mica supply chain. Ruicheng continuously monitors its mica supply chain and makes efforts to implement fair and sustainable mica collection under a legal framework, with no child labour and acceptable worker conditions.

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Ruicheng have a comprehensive range of products. The links below all go to Ruicheng's own website (opening a new page on your browser), where more details may be found. Papertex holds comprehensive product information for all these products, so please get in touch using our contact details below to learn more.

If you would like more information about any of these products, please call us on 01200 438070 or contact us by e-mail.