A new free, easy-to-use interactive on-line tool allows thermoplastics processors to select from more than 100 standard catalog colors, complete with Pantone color references, and from resin- and application-specific colorants. The OnColor Catalog Color Selector from PolyOne Corp., Avon Lake, Ohio, allows for internet ordering and is available at www.polyone.com/oncolor.
Standard colors can be used with most resins for injection molding, blow molding, and profile extrusion. Light, medium, and dark shades are available as are special-effect colors like pearlescents and metallics.
The Selector’s white and black colors include resin-specific entries for PET, nylon, ABS, and acetal, as well as a package of standard products. Film-grade products are offered, as are select FDA-approved standard colors. Users are provided with detailed information about each hue by clicking the shade of choice. Data include suitable applications and manufacturing processes as well as quantity pricing.