PMMA Beads

DECOSILK® ART highly cross-linked PMMA microbeads are used in the formulation of textured coatings and inks. Due to the high level of cross-linking they have excellent hydrolysis and chemical resistance. Their aliphatic nature ensures a high level of UV stability. Additionally, they impart a deep matting effect and offer excellent scrub resistance with no marring.

Coloured and clear grades are available in a variety of sizes. Typical application areas are inks and OPV's, coatings and thermoplastics.


    • Highly cross-linked PMMA bead.

    • Transparent, white, black and colours are available.

    • UV stable.

    • D50 of 5-200 microns available.


    • Haptic (tactile) paints and inks. Gives surface structuring, imparting a coarse feel.

    • Matting effect without colour distortion or burnishing.

    • Improves scrub resistance in coatings and inks.

    • Suitable for use in aqueous and non-aqueous systems.

    • Excellent hydrolysis resistance.

Typical Applications

    • Abrasion resistant matt coatings for plastic, wood, metal.

    • Haptic packaging inks.

    • Decorative architectural plaster.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

Microchem Product Overview

Overview brochure explaining the features and benefits offered by both the DECOSOFT® and DECOSILK® ART polymer bead range.

Microchem Product Overview Brochure /




DECOSILK® ART Formulation Guideline Overview

An overview of the starting point formulations (available upon request) for the DECOSILK® ART product range. 

DECOSILK® ART Formulation Guideline Overview Brochure /