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Improvements to our acrylic products.

This is an archived post from March, 2014.

Tri-Art has recently made significant improvements in the quality and performance of our entire range of acrylic products. After much testing and evaluation, we have been able to produce the best formulations for our product lines, achieving the same quality in terms of flexibility, adhesion, and resistance to yellowing with time.

We have been working towards these changes for some time, the implementation of which has resulted in the following improvements:

  • Glossier dry film.
  • Improved shelf life.
  • Enhanced colour staining power.
  • Increased transparency of dry resin (acrylic) resulting in higher chroma and pigment tone accuracy.
  • Improved rheology resulting in creamier wet film handling.
  • Augmented texture holding capabilities and brushstroke fidelity.

The dry film improvements have led to some physical changes in the appearance of the colours in their wet state. The wet to dry colour shift is most noticeable in our student lines.

Be assured that these colours, once dry, will have the same or greater chroma and pigment tone accuracy.