Automotive & Transportation
Coloring plastics for automotives and other modes of transport for more than 20 years
Clariant Masterbatches and its predecessor has been involved in the coloration of plastics for automotive and other transportation applications for more than 20 years. Today, our extensive line of color and additive masterbatch products and services allow OEM and Tier1 suppliers to match colors exactly across many different plastic materials, while preventing material degradation due to heat, cold, hydrocarbon exposure and mechanical abuse. HYDROCEROL chemical foaming and nucleating agents (CFA) create opportunities for reducing component weight.
- Hundreds of automotive color approvals
- Solutions for reducing component weight
- Scuff- and mar-resistant additives available
- Reduced inventory and time to market
- Design assistance through ColorWorks
- Global Presence – Local Support
Automotive and other transportation interiors represent a complex combination of materials, including different plastics, metals, leather and fabrics, and color is critical. Not only do Clariant masterbatches meet or exceed demanding automotive specifications for quality, durability and consistency, they also can be formulated with additives to resist the degrading effects of high and low temperatures, UV-light and hydrocarbon exposure. Antistatic solutions help minimize dust accumulation on interior surfaces. Homing technologies can reduce component weight, while improving acoustics and dampening vibrations. Clariant has years of experience coloring all automotive substrates and meeting international appearance and performance standards. In fact, some automotive designers have even asked Clariant to develop and maintain color standards for entire product lines.
Clariant Masterbatches has many years of experience developing color for the exterior trim parts, and other components, of automobiles. Auto designers, manufacturers and plastics processors know they can rely on Clariant to develop colors that exactly match other components that may be made of different polymers or even other materials entirely. In fact, some automotive designers have even asked Clariant to develop and maintain color standards for entire product lines. Additives, either alone or in combination with color in a convenient “combibatch”, ensure color consistency is not affected by processing, UV light or outdoor weathering.
Automotive upholstery demands the highest levels of color consistency and product performance and that’s exactly what you get with Clariant Masterbatches. Our experts are respected around the world for their knowledge and experience in the formulation and manufacture of color and additive concentrates for headlining, seat upholstery as well as textiles and carpeting. Clariant can deliver batch-to-batch consistency and color harmony across different polymers – and even different materials – and meet the high standards of the world’s leading automakers.
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Under the Hood
Few operating environments are as challenging as those you find under the hood of today’s automobiles. And Clariant Masterbatches is one of only a few companies with the knowledge and technology to help plastic parts perform under those conditions. Components must maintain their strength and durability even under intense heat, brutal cold, high humidity and exposure to all manner of chemicals. And they must do so for years and years. No wonder automotive designers specify the toughest engineering polymers for these applications, and for color and additive concentrates, they often specify Clariant. Specially made to maintain the critical performance properties of tough-to-color engineering resins, technically advanced RENOL masterbatches perform reliably regardless of resin chemistry or processing conditions, ensuring product integrity for long-term service in even the harshest end-use environments.