COLOR YOUR PLASTIC AS YOU WISH
WHAT IS MASTERBATCH
Masterbatch (MB) is a solid or liquid additive for plastic used for coloring plastics (color masterbatch) or imparting other properties to plastics (additive masterbatch). Masterbatch is a concentrated mixture of pigments and/or additives encapsulated during a heat process into a carrier resin which is then cooled and cut into a granular shape. Masterbatch allows the processor to colour raw polymer economically during the plastics manufacturing process.
TYPE OF MASTERBATCH
- COLOR MASTERBATCH
- WHITE & BLACK MASTERBATCH
- ADDITIVE MASTERBATCH
- UV MASTERBATCH
- OXO-BIODEGRADABLE MASTERBATCH
- LIQUID MASTERBATCH OR PIGMENT
The display of various color shades in our film catalogue (film samples in color shade book) takes the customers through the standard color masterbatch offered by us. They have been produced using 20:1 letdown (5% in conventional LDPE film resin) under commercial production conditions. Film thickness is 50 microns (2.0 mils).
Since color and opacity performance can vary with thickness, letdown, polymer selection and processing conditions, customers are recommended to test all products to determine their suitability for individual applications. Suitable carrier polymers are used to formulate masterbatch for Polyamide, PE, PP and PET film production. We are committed to helping our customers design unique products to accompany them on the road to success.
In order to select a color from the range of products for the customers application, customer are advised to contact us for an Injection chipset made specifically for the customer’s industry. We can also offer the customer a range of blow molded bottles in HDPE as well as PET Preforms and/or bottles as a range of colors to choose from for the customer’s new product launch. Our Principal’s Laboratory is also capable of doing cast films of various thickness in engineering plastics for color development.
WHITE & BLACK MASTERBATCH
Our devotion to excellence is reflected in the production of high quality black and white masterbatch. The titanium dioxide for the white masterbatch is sourced from the best sources of white pigments (titanium) known to the plastics industry. This quality translates to high-end applications like paper-coatings and UV-stable solutions. Black masterbatch are also subjected to highest testing standards. For expert assistance in choosing the right grade of black and white masterbatch for your specific application, please contact our Sales team.
WE offer a vast range and variety of additives that enhance and reinforce both polymers and masterbatch itself in order to suit customer requirements during the application process and in the final plastic product.
We also provides solutions to help Plastic Blowmould products reduce cycle times, achieve uniformity in product weight, improve gloss and weather compatibility of their products.
Another area we pioneer in is the range of Additives that can be widely used in Film, PP non-woven (spun bond and melt blown), PP geotextile and PE artificial grass applications.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is defined as that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between x rays and visible light, i.e., between 40 and 400 nm. The sun is our primary natural source of UV radiation. Artificial sources include tanning booths, black lights, curing lamps, germicidal lamps, mercury vapor lamps, halogen lights, high-intensity discharge lamps, and fluorescent and incandescent sources.
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is harmful to polymer properties, as when finished plastic parts exposed to direct or indirect sunlight can display surface chalking as the polymer becomes oxidized, and can lose physical properties and become brittle to the point of no longer being fit for original use. UV light also accelerates the fading of plastic colorants.
We offer state of the art solutions to provide superior UV protection by giving unique formulations to suit the requirements of our customers according to the application and climatic conditions of a particular location. Our vast range of UV Stabilizers and Absorbers can protect polymers and plastic end-products from UV rays, preventing its degradation in outdoor exposure.
UV Stabiliser Applications :
- Flexible packaging for outdoor applications
- Green house films
- Injection molded articles for outdoor use (eg. garden chairs, crates)
- Automotive compounds
- Parking Shades
- PC Transparent sheet
In response to the UAE’s commitment towards promoting an eco-friendly global environment, we have created Oxo-Biodegradable (OBD) additives that offer an environmental friendly alternative to both plastic manufacturers and consumers. This sustainable solution modifies commodity plastics and ensures increased environmental responsibility. EnerPlastics OBD additives convert long-life polyolefin plastic bags to harmlessly degrade after a pre-programed lifespan of complete mechanical integrity, and is therefore an optimum approach to combat environmental pollution and its consequences.
The mechanism of polyethylene biodegradation known as Oxo-Biodegradation occurs in two stages, these are:
- Abiotic (photo or thermo) oxidation
- Microbial biodegradation
Initial abiotic oxidation is an important stage as it determines the rate of entire process. In this stage polyethylene is oxidized leading to reduction of its molecular weight significantly. Also hydroxyl (-OH), carbonyl (C=O) and carboxylic (-COOH) groups are introduced into polyethylene chain leading to further oxidation of polyethylene.
The main factors that influence abiotic oxidation are heat and sunlight. They are crucial for both reduction of molecular weight and the production of low molecular weight compounds that can be assimilated easily by the microorganisms.
LIQUID MASTERBATCH & POLYESTER RESIN BASE PIGMENT
A liquid masterbatch is a custom blend of additives and pigments dispersed in a liquid vehicle chosen in order to ensure compatibility with the end-use polymer. The decision to use liquids should be based on the specific requirements of the application and Clariant can provide excellent guidance when it comes to making the choice. Due to liquid masterbatches easy incorporation into the polymer matrix they are an excellent choice when it comes to transparent or translucent colors, parts with large wall thicknesses and customers who’s operations experience multiple color changes per shift. Because liquid Masterbatches are not compounded at high temperatures and pressures, they represent a good option when heat-sensitive pigments or additives are required. Liquids can be metered with Clariant’s very precise state-of-the-art dosing systems with wireless control for recipe control and inventory management. Liquid masterbatches can be formulated to improve the flow properties of the polymer, with fast filling times and shortened injection molding cycles, as well as improved extrusion throughput and low screw speeds.
- ENERPLASTICS LLC, DUBAI, UAE.
- CHEMREX CORPORATION SDN., BHD
- TOYO COLOR, JAPAN