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Specialty Compounding and Masterbatch FAQ

Learning about masterbatch and specialty compounding can be confusing because of all the options that individuals have available to them. Making decisions without first speaking to professionals can potentially end up costing your business time and money. The wrong choice can make it so product development is delayed, which can have a severe effect on your company’s bottom line. For the highest quality specialty compounding NY has, you should give our team of experts a call. Below, we will try and answer some basic questions about specialty compounding and masterbatch.

What is masterbatch?

Masterbatch is sold as a liquid or solid additive that is used for coloring plastic while also imparting special properties into the colored plastic.  Masterbatch uses a concentration of mixed pigments and additives that are encapsulated during a heating process. It turns into a carrier resin that is cooled and cut into granular shapes.

What is specialty compounding?

Compounding is a process that blends plastic with other plastics through a melting and blending process. The compounding process changes the electrical, thermal, and aesthetic characteristics of plastic. Final produced are frequently called composite or compound.

What are the main benefits of using masterbatch?

Users find many benefits when using color masterbatch. These benefits include:

  • Lower stock holdings when compared to pre-compounded materials
  • Strong dispersion rate of pigments and additives
  • Dust free
  • Reduced purging and cleaning costs
  • Factories require fewer grades of polymer

What industries use masterbatch and specialty compounding?

Many industries utilize these coloring methods, but the most popular include:

  • Medical
  • Telecommunication
  • Home building/Construction
  • Music/Recording
  • Aviation/Transportation
If you have specific questions about either manufacturing process, you should not hesitate to give our team a call. We will customize solutions to best suit your specific needs.
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