Gloss, reflection haze, and transmission haze are three of the most prevalent effects on the appearance of plastics. With the help of multifunctional tools like gloss meters and spectrophotometers manufacturers can measure these visual affects to ensure the integrity of a products appearance from start to end.
Chroma Color can provide small lots to large production orders in a wide range of standard and custom colors.
Avient’s ColorMatrix Optica for PC boast exceptional clarity and color consistency for a broad range of applications.
Italy’s REPI, global supplier of high-performance liquid color and additives for thermoplastics and polyurethanes expands product offering through new acquisition.
Chroma Color has developed additive concentrates that are said to allow for higher levels of PCR PET in packages.
X-Rite’s latest release of Pantora allows brands and suppliers to leverage their existing color data and measurement devices.
Chroma Color’s newly patented carrier system, designed for PET, PETG, Eastman’s Tritan copolyester, PC, and acrylics does not affect clarity.
Here’s a guide for compounders, color houses, and processors to overcome unreliable visual color analysis and eliminate unproductive and costly results.
Avient’s new Rejoin PCR masterbatch enables a bottle or part to be manufactured from 100% polyolefin PCR.
Tosaf’s new LD masterbatches said to create uniform diffused light on backlit surfaces.
Datacolor’s Spectro 1000/700 series spectrophotometer, boasts high efficiency and confidence in color formulation in quality control for plastics and other industries.
Covestro developed the new PC colors in cooperation with leading provider of color standards RAL.
Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.
Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.
Add less pigment to the solid-waste or recycling streams, save energy, and reduce waste to landfill, among other advantages.
Executive Editor, Plastics Technology
Penn Color’s new penneffex colorants said to spark inspiration in packaging design.
Penn Color’s new UV Enhancer stabilizer formulation said to boost weathering performance of PVC profiles by as much as 60%.
BYK Gardner’s new version smart-chart 7.1 supports wave-scan 3 and spectro2profiler color and appearance instruments.
On the same day of its acquisition of Clariant’s color masterbatches business, PolyOne also announced that going forward, it will be known by the name ‘Avient’.
Chroma’s acquisition of Epolin significantly expands its product offerings in targeted growth markets.
Datacolor’s SpectraVision V vertical model measures and digitally communicates the color of “unmeasurables” for expanded applications.
With a focus on highly loaded color concentrates, here is a guide for processors of rigid packaging and building products on how to specify the appropriate colorant for these applications.
LioChem’s Lioplas MD color masterbatches, capability and expertise will allow Foster to offer increased services, larger orders adn expanded expertise in critical color matches for the medical market.
The new J826 from Stratasys is a lower cost option that broadens access to full-color, seven-material PolyJet 3D printing for enterprise shops and educational institutions.
Four dynamic color palettes forecasted by PolyOne, each tied to ‘reflection’ on our lifestyle, environment and choices.
Clariant’s NewAesthetix liquid-look chrome colorant is the first in this new portfolio of unique color and effects.
Digital metallic and multicolor decorating of squeeze tubes, combination hot-stamping and four-color printing machine, and large-area injection molding IMD were some of the news from Kurz at K 2019.