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How does Plastic get its Color

It is common to see bright and colorful plastic used in various products, from personal to medical and commercial. Plastic needs to look attractive and meet branding requirements, so it is common for plastic engineers to utilize color masterbatch. Color masterbatch, also commonly referred to as color concentrate, is known as a granule that is desired to color thermoplastics. To meet the wide-ranging demands of different businesses, one or more colorants are used in the polymer-specific resin. The composition used to match colors is called a masterbatch recipe. Marval Industries creates custom recipes base on a customer’s requirements. In certain instances, color masterbatch contains up to 60% colorant.

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Colorants are broken down into three main categories, which include:

  • Organic pigments
  • Organic dyes
  • Inorganic pigments

Masterbatch is also used to create plastics that are colored with the deepest blacks and purest whites. To create these colors, color masterbatch needs high pigment concentrations that are carefully formulated to be compatible with the chosen polymer matrix. Our white masterbatch offers excellent UV stability, heat resistance, and opacity. It is used in blow molding, injection molding and film extrusion processes. It is common to find black and white masterbatch spanning many industries, such as:

  • Food Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Compounding
  • Geomembrane
  • Film
  • Electronics Packaging
  • Wire & Cable

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For more information on color masterbatch or the best specialty compounding NY has, you should not hesitate to give Marval Industries a call.

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