Color & Appearance Testing

The process of evaluating the accuracy of color in plastics is evolving from art to science. There is still a tremendous amount of reliance on the human eye, but advances in instrumentation such as spectrophotometers and colorimeters are helping compounders and processors to reproduce color with higher degrees of accuracy.

Scott Anderson Polymer Resources
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Polymer Resources: Compounding's 'Small Big Guy'

This compounder combines a service-first, small-company mindset with the technical might of larger companies to carve a niche in engineering plastics.

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Additives: Polyolefin Discoloration

There’s a growing demand for PE films with lower initial color and improved color stability, as well as better retention of physical properties. New stabilizer systems address these and similar concerns for molded PE and PP parts.

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Testing: Laser Scanner for Complex Parts

Nilon Metrology’s new handheld instrument is said to be ideal for use during prototyping and design of thermoplastic parts and reverse engineering.