Two new lines of color and additive concentrates for PET are based on compatible resin carriers that reportedly eliminate the need for predrying due to their low moisture absorption.

Two new lines of color and additive concentrates for PET are based on compatible resin carriers that reportedly eliminate the need for predrying due to their low moisture absorption. They are also said to avoid the drop in I.V. and other processing problems (screw slippage, throat clogging, delamination) associated with other PET colorants. They are designed for stretchblowing, injection molding, and sheet extrusion. Pennacle PET concentrates from Penn Color Inc., Doylestown, Pa., are eight standard tints based on the company's proprietary PET carrier resin. Containing FDA-approved ingredients, they provide bold, transparent colors with a letdown ratio of 100:1. These pellets reportedly can be used at 0.1% to 4% or more without processing problems. Tel: (800) 523-6032 . www.penncolor.com Formula X PET masterbatches from Ampacet Corp., Tarrytown, N.Y., reportedly allow for pearlescent and frost effects that are typically hard to achieve with PET. Tel: (914) 6316600 . www.ampacet.com

Ampacet Corp.
660 White Plains Rd. Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone (914) 631-6600 Fax (914) 631-7278