Atlas is a highly saturated striking color, four times as strong as Skiron. Pure silver is the only colorant. Atlas can produce a range of colors both transparent and opaque, including ambers, purples, blues, and greens. It works well in both surface and encased applications. Super-heating can cause phase separation, creating patterns in the final outcome.
Formulated with the same nucleation system as Skylla, Skiron, Terra3, and Ekho2. Atlas is easy to strike using the reset/cool/warm sequence. It is very responsive to varied thermal history, allowing the development of many different colors on the same piece.
Our benchmark times for surface application are Reset/30 seconds cool/30 seconds strike. A clear encasement layer adds about 15 seconds to the cooling and striking times. Specific times and color outcomes will vary depending on several factors.
Our second quality rods are less than perfect in shape. They may be too large, too small, too short, chipped, twisted or have an inclusion. They have all passed both our compatibility test and our color test, just not our pretty rod test.