Our Masterbatch Process
Our quick turnaround process for masterbatch starts with providing the customer with a color matched sample for approval. Once we get approval we take our formula to production. Our Color Master team can formulate colors for your specific polymer. We work with every type of polymer from flexible PVC to the newest engineered resins. We can provide liquid color in those same polymers as well as silicone, epoxy and thermoset resins. We work with orders ranging from one pound to truckloads quantities. Our color mixtures are specially crafted for your polymers and applications. We also offer Pre-color, salt and pepper, liquid and dry color. If you are tired of waiting two weeks or more on lead times for your Masterbatch delivery, call Color Master today.
Color Master’s masterbatch process is compatible with various polymers. These include:
Color Masters strive to produce PLA Masterbatch colorants that are comprehensive and exceed our customers’ expectations.
PLA (polylactic acid) resin is a biodegradable thermoplastic polymer composed of natural resources such as sugarcane or corn starch. PLA is the highest consumed bioplastic worldwide due to its bio-degrading properties, low energy consumption during production does not emit toxic fumes, and generates 68% fewer greenhouse gases. The combination of cleanliness, performance, ease of use, storage and shelf life, and cost-efficiency gives PLA Masterbatch colorants a significant advantage over other plastic-colored resin compounds.
Benefits And Advantages For PLA Masterbatch
By combining PLA with color, Color Masters masterbatch colorants enhance the biopolymer’s properties in sustainability, antistatic properties, mold release, impact resistance, and anti-blocking. The chemical components of PLA masterbatch colorants can easily be sanitized, presents stable dimensions, have no shrinkage, and has the highest recognition, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. PLA is compostable and is safe to use in food packaging where food contamination is not a problem. .
At Color Masters, we focus our attention on developing the highest quality pigments, especially during the dispersion process. The dispersion process is critical to developing the strength, clarity, brilliance, and hues for the PLA colorant pigments. Our PLA masterbatches colorant is a concentrated mixture of pigments, that combined with dispersants, ensure the optimal dispersion of pigments in a carrier resin
In addition to our color matching services we also offer a range of special colors and additives. These special additives can make your product stand out whether you want it to glow in the dark or look like it was made of stone. These include:
- Granite coloring
- And more
UV and IR Additives
For polymers that are put into tough situations, ultraviolet / infrared resistant additives can help extend the life of your product. Our UV package is designed to protect polymer products under intense sun exposure. Color Master’s UV package combines light stable colorants with UV additives to reduce premature aging due to UV exposure. We can also provide accelerated weather testing using weatherometers. Our IR package combines colorant with IR reflective additives. By reflecting heat rather than absorbing it these additives reduce heat buildup and warping. These IR additives are especially useful for polymer products used on construction sites.
Special Polymers for Regulatory Requirements
Color Master has specially formulated polymers that are able to pass regulatory requirements such as:
- Prop 65
- and more
Markets We Serve
Building & Construction
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Color Master develops products for many areas of building and construction. We serve customers that produce indoor building products by formulating with colorants that withstand repeated use and washing, and perform well in various light sources. We can also formulate with additives that resist microbial growth, or the buildup of an electrostatic charge. Learn More >
In the world of consumer products aesthetics don’t make a product perform better but it helps products stand out from the crowd. Color master provides this service to our customers by developing custom colors that are only limited by their imagination. By remaining on the cutting edge of the color business we can provide products that are distinctive and creative as they need to be. Color Master offers special pigments for pearl, metallic or sparkle, color changing, fluorescents, granite and swirl effect. Learn More >
Medical and Dental
MEDICAL & DENTAL
Color Master regularly develops colors for our customers in all levels of the medical field. Color and additive concentrates have been produced for identification by color, decorative vision and dental appliances, and functional additives. By using FDA approved components that are non-leaching and non-migrating we produce colorant and additive concentrates for our customers whose products range from devices for use in a medical environment, to one-time use products, and even implantable devices. Learn More >
In the high demands of packaging, marketing requires a balance between form and function. Working with a vast array of polymers from olefins and styrenics to engineering resins like acetal, nylon, acrylic, poly carbonate and polyester, we have years of experience in the world of packaging products. We also produce PVC compounds in natural and clear, as well as formulations for producers of self-adhering films and tapes. Learn More >
Recreation and Sports
RECREATIONAL & SPORTS
Everyone likes to spend some time getting away from it all. Color Master agrees, and that’s why we enjoy serving the recreation and sports industry. From pet toys made from flexible thermoplastic elastomers, to parts of recreational vehicles and campers, to sports equipment made of the most demanding specialized reinforced polymers we can help provide the look, feel, and performance our customers in this industry require. Learn More >
Wire and Cable
WIRE AND CABLE
For many years Color Master has supplied to extruders and injection molders in the wire and cable industry. Not only do we supply standard colors for wire shielding (NEC, ICEA), Color Master offers colorant and additive products that are used in the production of coated conduit, UL approved recepticles and switches, wiring harnesses. We also have a full line of UL listed PVC compounds for flexible extrusion and injection molding. Learn More >
Injection molding of thermoplastics is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting heated, molten material into a mold. The material for the part is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold, where it cools, or cures, and hardens to the configuration of the mold. Learn More >
Sheet extrusion is the process of producing a continuous single gauge sheet made typically of a thermoform polymeric material. An extruder, consisting of a barrel and combination conveying and mixing screw, forces the material through a slot die. The material is conveyed through rollers that keeps it flat as it is cooled. The resulting sheet is then trimmed and cut to a desired dimension, or spooled onto a roll. Learn More >
Similar to sheet extrusion, profile extrusion is the process of producing a continuous multi gauge profile part made typically of a thermoform polymeric material. An extruder, consisting of a barrel and combination conveying and mixing screw, forces the material through a die. The material is conveyed through another set of dies in a cooling tank that maintain the desired profile until it it fully cooled and set. The resulting product is then cut to a desired dimension, or spooled onto a roll. Learn More >
Similar to injection molding, blow molding of thermoplastics is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting heated, molten material into a mold. The material for the part is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold. Air is then forced, or blown, into the mold where the material forms around the air bubble and it cools, or cures, to harden to the configuration of the mold. Learn More >
Rotational or “Roto” molding is a slow and simple process where a thermoplastic material is placed inside an enclosed mold. The mold is then clamped inside a chamber and is set to rotate in what is typically a dual axis frame. During the rotation, cycles of heating and cooling take place allowing the material to flow and form, through gravitational force, to the configuration of the mold. Learn More >