Bringing dramatic color to plastic resins and all applications
Clariant brings dramatic color to plastic resins and all applications. Color that delights the eye. Color that differentiates. Color that adds value. Color that identifies form and function. Clariant products include REMAFIN® masterbatches for polyolefin polymers, RENOL® masterbatches for high-performance engineering thermoplastics, OMNICOLOR® multipurpose color concentrates, and MEVOPUR® medical-grade masterbatches for the medical industry, delivering hundreds of standard colors as well as custom formulations and color/additive combibatches. From business machines and appliances to textiles, automotive components and packaging, designers, brand managers and plastics processors rely on cutting-edge color technology and in-depth technical support through more than 50 global manufacturing sites and regional offices.
Color Masterbatches for Polyolefins
Under the REMAFIN brand name, Clariant markets color masterbatches (color concentrates) specially formulated for use in polyolefin polymers, including high-density, low-density and linear low-density polyethylene (PE), and polypropylene (PP). These materials are commonly used in injection molding, blow molding, film extrusion and other plastics processes. REMAFIN technology achieves extremely high color loadings with superior dispersion for optimum performance at lower usage levels and costs. Custom concentrates are available in almost any color you can imagine. We also offer black, white and standard colors, as well as combibatches that incorporate both color and performance-enhancing additives.
Medical-grade Masterbatches for the medical industry are available under the MEVOPUR® brand. For these and other applications in the packaging, automotive and housewares industries, and in fibers, textiles and carpeting, manufacturers trust Clariant to deliver beautiful consistent color backed by global availability and local support.
ENIGMA®, the Clariant Masterbatches special effects brand, showcases an ever-expanding range of both visual and tactile offerings that help brand marketers boost consumer appeal in products and packaging. The ENIGMA® brand encompasses a wide range of color and effect opportunities.
ENIGMA® unites these special effects with material and process expertise and helps designers, product marketers and plastics processors turn inspiration into reality for increased shelf presence and market success.
Color Masterbatches for Polyesters (PET)
PET and other forms of thermoplastic polyester are used in an ever-expanding range of applications, and Clariant has a key role leadsin the industry in developing RENOL masterbatch color solutions for these versatile materials. Whether you are using PET, PETG or copolymer resins, crystalline or amorphous, clear or translucent, rigid or flexible, molded, blow molded, extruded or spun into fibers, polyester presents unique challenges. Clariant carefully selects the right pigments and dyes to achieve your desired result. These color concentrates can be delivered as standard pellets, micro- or nano-granules, or in liquid form. They can be made as combibatches, with additives that enhance performance, and/or compounded under carefully controlled conditions to meet strict medical standards and regulations. With a global network of more than 50 manufacturing facilities, Clariant is ideally positioned to bring color and performance to polyester, almost anywhere in the world.
Color Masterbatches for Engineering Polymers
Today’s demanding applications require the high-performance properties found in modern engineering polymers. To create the bright, durable and consistent colors that succeed in consumer marketplace, designers turn to RENOL masterbatches from Clariant. No other company has more knowledge and experience in finding color solutions for engineering resins that:
- Stand up to high-temperature processing
- Do not adversely affect cricial properties like flame retardancy or mechanical strength
- Deliver consistent results in different base resins or resins that differ from region to region
- Comply with complex standards and regulations like UL, RoHS and REACH, as well as local and regional compliance issues
- Are manufactured under the MEVOPUR brand using strict controls and procedures that help expedite medical approvals
Clariant is active in polymer additives too, so we can select all components for compatibility, whether they are supplied separately or as part of a convenient “combibatch.” Trust Clariant to deliver all this around the world with unsurpassed local service and support.
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Color Masterbatches for Biopolymers
Bioplastics like polylactic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and starch-based resins like Novamont’s Mater-Bi can be more colorful, thanks to new masterbatch choices from Clariant. Options can include natural colors drawn from renewable sources like plants, or conventional, man-made ingredients in a compatible carrier produced in compliance with standards governing compostability and ecotoxicity. Formulations are available for food-contact applications and many carry “OK compost” certification and comply with widely recognized standards for heavy-metal content and plant-toxicity. More economical and more process- and light-stable than all-natural products, they represent a convenient alternative.
Compostable Plastics Never Looked so Colorful: Color and Additive Masterbatches for Bioplastics