Colouring Plastic

Colouring Plastic

The potential for a scientific thesis at this point might be tempting but is beyond the scope of this website. We would urge you to contact one of our technical experts to get a well informed answer to your specific query or problem.

It follows that there are a very large number of variables that could be considered when designing and manufacturing a plastic product. Add to this those variables associated with masterbatch and you end up with very long list.

  • Physical properties required in moulding
  • Toxicity limitations / meeting legislative requirements
  • Shrinkage characteristics associated with pigments types
  • Dimensional stability
  • Base polymer colour difference
  • Matching same colour in differing polymers
  • Melt flow characteristics
  • Impact of special effects in plastic
  • Increased risk of flow line development
  • Incorporating performance additives with colours
  • Cost reduction pressure
  • Optimum let-down rates
  • Light fastness of colours
  • Heat stability of formulation and pigmentation
  • Pigment loading optimisation & colour strength
  • Opacity requirements
  • Designing for differing plastic processes
  • Colour distribution
  • Moulding conditions
  • Reducing process cycle time
  • Managing formulation and process effects
  • Weather testing facilities

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