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Using Optical Brighteners

Color masterbatch allows for plastic manufacturers to enhance the optical brightness of colored plastic. Optical brighteners are used to help businesses improve the aesthetic quality of their plastic products. In today's market, it is important to try and help your product stand out in more ways than just one. People want products that work well and that look good too.

Optical brighteners work through fluorescent mechanisms that absorb light from the UV spectrum. They are then able to emit colors in the visible blue spectrum (this gives colors a fresher and brighter feel). The brighteners are useful for reducing yellowness that occurs in plastic when the plastics are heated to high temperatures.

Optical brighteners are used to:

  • Create fibers, films, sheets, and molded thermoplastic products
  • Enhance PLA (polylactic acid) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Create specialty packing and novelty items
  • Help in engineering plastics (polyolefin and styrene)

If you would like to find out more about how optical brighteners can enhance your plastics, you should reach out to plastic compounding supplier for more information. We can provide optical brighteners in additive masterbatchs or as a complete optical package.

 
 
 

 

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