Color Dyes & Pigments for the Plastic Industry

Virtually the entire globe encompasses plastic applications. Plastics and plastic products are industry foundations that bring aboutease to our daily lifestyles. With straight forward manufacturing, low costs, and versatility, plastics are common place through out society. Plastics can be colored through the use of plastic dyes and pigments. Comprising of varying polymer resins, plastics require a color dye or pigment selection based on suitability and chemical compatibility with the base resin.

The globally accepted practice for coloring polymers is with the use of color concentrates. Also referred to as masterbatches, color concentrates are solid or liquid additives for plastic coloring. A masterbatch consists of three components:

  • Color pigment or organic dye
  • Dispersants
  • Carrier resins

Chemworld International offers a wide range of plastic dyes and pigment solutions. Products offered are of the highest industry standards - technically crafted with remarkable color quality in mind to assist in product use and cost efficiency.

Importance of Colorants

The plastic industry without colors would be difficult to imagine! Without color, it may as well be a black & white world. The naturally occurring color of plastic polymers can be mundane, and even tougher to sell without color. Color compounding brings vibrant colors to your plastic products, bringing new market opportunities with it. Color dyes and pigments imparted on your polymer resins can bring life to the project and attract the right customers. Let Chemworld International assist in choosing the right colors for your company, essentially benefitting your bottom line!

Plastics Product Range

With plastics functioning as an indispensable component for water bottles, containers, cutlery, and more, the right resins should be selected. The common types of plastic resins one can expect to see include HDPE, LDPE, PET, PP, PS, PVC, etc. Color masterbatches for these resins will substantiate understanding of application solubility and durability.

Some indispensable factors when selecting the right color additives include, but not limited to: desired lightfastness, thermal stability, and opacity. Chemworld plastic dyes, pigments and optical brighteners are market preferred for the color concentrate industry, taking product appearance and polymer compatibility into account. Moreover, Chemworld caters to the food contact industry, supplying dyes and pigments which are safe and FDA approved. Plastics product range from Chemworld International:

  • Solvent Dyes
  • Disperse Dyes
  • Pigment Dispersions
  • Organic Pigments
  • Inorganic Pigments
  • Optical Whiteners
  • Titanium Dioxide

Optical Brighteners from Chemworld Int'l such as Optical Brightener OB-1, is known for generating high whiteness with bright fluorescent results. In addition to water insolubility, OB-1 has polymer compatibility with excellent resistance to heat, sunlight, chlorine bleaching and migration. This ensures higher durability in plastics such as ABS, PS, PA, PC, and PP, as compared to other optical brighteners. The Chemworld team can assist you further in finding the perfect color or optical to suit your needs with application assistance and color guidance.

Plastic Industry Suppliers

Chemworld International is a leading supplier in the plastic industry, ranging from domestic to global product sales. Customers have been delighted for decades by market-leading results. With an ISO 9001:2015 certified plastics lab, Chemworld's dyes and pigments are manufactured for uncompromised quality. These colorant solutions are precisely geared to satisfy customized requirements. Once quality is confirmed by the quality assurance team, the supply chain management will ensure quick order processing times and swift delivery. With a personalized customer service approach, the color concentrates industry has become accustomed to Chemworld as a reliable partner.