colour matching pmb

Requesting a colour match from Performance Masterbatches could not be simpler. You can complete our on line application form, or simply call us and speak to any of our sales team with your requirements.

When our laboratory receives a colour match request we first have to select the pigments and dyestuffs used based on the following customer selected criteria:

  • Heat Stability
  • Compatibility
  • Light fastness
  • Toxicity

Reliable pigment combinations, Metamerism and Cost.Once the pigments have been selected our team will then carry out the  colour match in the lab using the requested base polymer. The pigments, polymers and dispersants are mixed and then injection moulded to produce a colour plaque.

If the colourist is not satisfied, the process is repeated with adjustments until a satisfactory result is achieved.

The match is then converted into a masterbatch formula dependant on the customers requested addition rate (let down %). A sample is then made under production conditions to ensure future consistency.

The sample is then let down in the appropriate polymer and moulded into colour plaques which are compared back to the original shot.

If satisfactory some of the masterbatch sample and plaques are retained with the rest being sent to the customer (4 plaques) so both have a record of the match.

If the customer approves the match then the sample becomes the ‘master standard’ to which all future production is referred.