#COLOR

Consumer Products

High-Performance Black Masterbatch for Styrenics

Cabot’s new Plasblack XP6801D is a new generation SAN-based formulation for styrenics without the trade-off between color and mechanical properties.  

Commodity Resins

Additives: Unusual Organic-Based Light Blocking Additive for PET Dairy Packaging

Avient’s latest Color Matrix Lactra light blocking additive concentrate meets TiO2 restrictions.

Additives

Additives: Eye-Catching Special Effects Colorants for Consumer Goods Packaging

  Penn Color’s new penneffex colorants said to spark inspiration in packaging design.

Additives

Additives: UV Stabilizer for Enhanced Darker Colored PVC Profiles

Penn Color’s new UV Enhancer stabilizer formulation said to boost weathering performance of PVC profiles by as much as 60%.

Testing

Testing: Data Analysis Software for Color & Appearance Instruments

BYK Gardner’s new version smart-chart 7.1 supports wave-scan 3 and spectro2profiler color and appearance instruments. 

Engineering Resins

PolyOne Acquires Clariant Color Masterbatches, Renames Company

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’.

Electronics

Chroma Color Acquires Epolin Chemical

Chroma’s acquisition of Epolin significantly expands its product offerings in targeted growth markets.

Testing

Testing: Vertical Spectrophotometer for Hard-to-Measure Materials and Shapes

Datacolor’s SpectraVision V vertical model measures and digitally communicates the color of “unmeasurables” for expanded applications. 

Medical

Foster Corp. Partners with LioChem to Expand Medical Color Masterbatch Capability

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. 

Additive Manufacturing: New Mid-Range 3D Printer

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.

Commodity Resins

Additives: Unusual Chrome Colorant for High-End PET Products

Clariant’s NewAesthetix liquid-look chrome colorant is the first in this new portfolio of unique color and effects. 

In-Mold Decorating

Decorating, Printing: New Decorating Technologies for Tubes and Injection Molding at K 2019

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.

Additives

Chroma Color Acquires Plastics Color Corp.

Chroma has further expanded its colorant and additives business with its newest acquisition of Plastics Color.

Engineering Resins

Materials: Medical-Grade Compounds with Degradation Resistance and Enhanced for Laser Marking and Welding

Clariant is adding two new series to its Mevopur porfolio and marking its 10th year at MD&M West with the theme, The Color of Innovation – The Science of Design.

Packaging

Additives: Color Concentrates for HDPE Personal Care Packaging

Holland Colours’ Holcopearl 2286 marks the company’s entry into polyolefin colorants.

Construction

New Supplier of Color, Additives and Purging Compounds Offers Broad Portfolio

Britec Solutions’ range of products are based on innovative technologies in liquid color, purging compounds and additives for thermoplastics.

Medical

PolyOne to Acquire Clariant Color & Additive Masterbatch Business

Early synergies and innovation opportunities are seen by PolyOne in the forthcoming acquisition of Clariant Masterbatches. 

Post-Consumer Recycling

Techmer PM and Plastix Partner On Recycling Abandoned Fishing Nets

Through the use of Techmer’s proprietary Techsperse technology, Techmer is helping its customers use up to 100% recycled materials while maintaining physical properties and achieving their color and appearance targets.

Feeding & Blending

Feeding/Blending: Add Color Throughout Recovery and Injection Phases

Maguire extends its 100% Injection Coloring technology as an option for its MGF gravimetric feeders.

Post-Industrial Recycling

Opaque White Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling Proven with 100% rPET

Swiss masterbatch producer Sukano and French PET bottle machinery builder Sidel collaborated on a project to confirm the bottle-to-bottle recyclability of opaque white light-barrier PET dairy bottles.

Multi-Screw Compounding

Compounding: Quick-Color-Change Lab Twin

Throughout the exhibit, KraussMaffei ran nine different liquid colors, changing at the push of a button, to demonstrate time- and process-saving technology.

Recycled Materials

Additives: Novel Process Aid for rPET and PET Preforms

PolyOne’s ColorMatrix SmartHeat RHC Reheat boosts thermal stability and color stability of rPET.

Recycled Materials

Clariant Examines the Role of Color in a 'Circular Economy'

Top Clariant pigment expert sums up color compatibility with the plastics circular economy with a focus on packaging.

Testing

Testing: Offline Optical Inspection System Detects Color Deviations of Plastic Pellets

At K 2019, Sikora will feature its new Purity Concept V inspection system said to be ideal for quality assurance of incoming pellets.