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How Does Color Masterbatch Work

Masterbatch is a dye that comes in the form of granules (various shapes), and its main purpose is to color polymers during the formation phase. Masterbatch often consists of a polymer carrier and color pigments. Considering that masterbatch comes in the form of granulation, users can easily mix base materials and dyes. Color masterbatch also allows for consistent dispensing of concentrates.

Color Masterbatch How do concentrates and masterbatches differ?

The answer to this question depends on the percentage of pigment needed within the polymer base. When the total amount of concentrate proportions goes above 20%, it is considered masterbatch (super concentrate). In other words, masterbatch is considered a concentrate that contains a high content of pigment. Compared to other methods of coloring plastic, adding masterbatches into an initial polymer is the least complex: it is also the cleanest. Masterbatch involves low costs associated with dispensing equipment. The method used for adding masterbatch to polymers is mostly dependent on the production equipment and its capabilities.

Some benefits of color masterbatch include:
  • It does not pollute or create dust in the workplace. When working with pigments, the air is often contaminated during work.
  • It is cost-effective. Pigments offer a large dosage and are more costly than color masterbatch.
  • It offers uniform mixing (granular raw materials).
  • It comes in basic and intermediate shades of color, but you can only achieve basic colors when you use pigments.
  • It creates only a small amount of waste, whereas pigments create a substantial amount of waste.

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