Here’s a guide for compounders, color houses, and processors to overcome unreliable visual color analysis and eliminate unproductive and costly results.
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.
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’.
Add less pigment to the solid-waste or recycling streams, save energy, and reduce waste to landfill, among other advantages.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Chroma has further expanded its colorant and additives business with its newest acquisition of Plastics Color.
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.
Holland Colours’ Holcopearl 2286 marks the company’s entry into polyolefin colorants.
Britec Solutions’ range of products are based on innovative technologies in liquid color, purging compounds and additives for thermoplastics.
Early synergies and innovation opportunities are seen by PolyOne in the forthcoming acquisition of Clariant Masterbatches.
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.
Four dynamic color palettes forecasted by PolyOne, each tied to ‘reflection’ on our lifestyle, environment and choices.
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Maguire extends its 100% Injection Coloring technology as an option for its MGF gravimetric feeders.
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.
Throughout the exhibit, KraussMaffei ran nine different liquid colors, changing at the push of a button, to demonstrate time- and process-saving technology.
PolyOne’s ColorMatrix SmartHeat RHC Reheat boosts thermal stability and color stability of rPET.
Top Clariant pigment expert sums up color compatibility with the plastics circular economy with a focus on packaging.
At K 2019, Sikora will feature its new Purity Concept V inspection system said to be ideal for quality assurance of incoming pellets.