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Colorants for Biodegradable Polymers


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The demand for biodegradable and compostable plastics is growing significantly due to the stricter environmental regulations and the rising consumer awareness. Consequently, a higher usage of biodegradable polymers has been recommended by various organizations. In order to increase the acceptance of these materials, color plays a significant role.

Clariant has been working on developing innovative colorants which appeal to customers while at the same time do not affect biodegradation and compostability..

Coloration of Biodegradable Polymers

The coloration of biodegradable polymers – such as PLA, PHA/PBS and PBAT - requires a careful selection of pigments that must comply with strict environmental standards. Our range of organic pigments complies with EN 13432 when not used above the maximum concentration in the final plastic application.


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«With our range of colorants for biodegradable and compostable polymers, biodegradability and colorful can now go hand-in-hand for packaging, meaning manufacturers and consumers won’t have to lower their design expectations for sustainable solutions.»

Barbara Philipp
Global Marketing Manager Plastics
Clariant Plastics & Coatings

Our Portfolio

PV Fast® Yellow H9G P. Y. 214
Graphtol® Yellow 3GP P. Y. 155
PV Fast Yellow HG 01 P. Y. 180
PV Fast Yellow HG P. Y. 180
PV Fast Yellow H2GR P. Y. 191
PV Fast Yellow HGR P. Y. 191
Graphtol Yellow H2R P. Y. 139
PV Fast Yellow H3R P. Y. 181
PV Fast Orange H2GL P. 0. 64
PV Fast Red HGR 01 P. R. 285
PV Fast Red B P. R. 149
Graphtol Red LG P. R. 53:1
PV Fast Red D3G P. R. 254

Graphtol Red F3RK 70 P. R. 170
PV Fast Red HB P. R. 247
Graphtol Red P2B P. R. 48:2
PV Fast Red HF4B P. R. 187
PV Fast Red E5B P. V. 19
Graphtol Rubine L4B P. R. 57:1
PV Fast Pink E P. R. 122
PV Fast Violet RL P. V. 23
PV Fast Blue A4R P. B. 15:1
PV Fast Blue BG P. B. 15:3
PV Fast Green GNX P. G. 7
PV Fast Brown HFR P. Br. 25

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