A custom blend of additives and pigments dispersed in a liquid vehicle and tailored to the end-use polymer
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.
Clariant has been focused on the application of liquid color masterbatches in PET packaging, achieving bright, clear tint colors at very low addition rates for cost-effective performance. State-of-the-art dosing systems, including wireless control, deliver consistent color results and help with inventory management.
Liquid color masterbatches from Clariant Masterbatches can now be formulated using a proprietary non-mineral-oil carrier, which allows them to be used in the extrusion blowmolding of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) without screw slippage often associated with liquid colors. Processors can use as much as 2.5% without affecting screw performance, while state-of-the-art dosing systems, including wireless control, make it equally easy to achieve low addition rates accurately to 0.01%. State-of-the-art dosing systems, including wireless control, deliver consistent color results and help with inventory management.
Flexible Delivery: Solid & Liquid Masterbatch Expertise Gives you the Optimum Choice