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Universal career for color Masterbatches

Universal career for color Masterbatches

Universal career for color Masterbatches

Hello all,
can any one give me suggestion for the subject
idea is to make color masterbatch for multiple application resins e.g. PVC, polyolefin, polystyrene, Acrylics, Polyester (PBT), Polyamide (Nylon) etc.

RE: Universal career for color Masterbatches

There is no true universal carrier because in order to do that you would need a carrier that is simultaneously non-polar (for PE and PP), medium polarity (for PVC, PS and PBT) and high polarity for nylon. Thus it is fundamentally impossible. Having said that, people try and come close by choosing a medium polarity carrier that has at least some compatibility with low and high. An example would be Styroflex SBS from BASF/Styrolution. Also do a patent search for universal carrier. They are out there.

Chris DeArmitt PhD FRSC

Plastic materials consultant to the Fortune 100

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