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Plastic products are more complex than meets the eye. Every great plastic product contains certain characteristics that make it advantageous. The elements that provide these characteristics are called masterbatches.
In this article, we will explore the definition of masterbatch, with regards to the plastic industry. We’ll try to cover as much ground as we can, from outlining a general definition to discussing the various kinds of masterbatches used in the plastic industry – and much more. If you have any questions, we’d love to hear them. Simply reach out to our team via phone or email. Let’s get started!
A masterbatch is a substance that is engineered specifically to add certain qualities to a plastic product. The masterbatch is added to the plastic product during the raw polymer stage. In essence, masterbatches are additives that can either give the product a certain color, or provide it with advantageous qualities that prolong its durability, safety and much more. Masterbatches are packaged and delivered to plastic manufacturers in pellet form.
Masterbatches are used extensively to color a wide variety of plastic products from numerous industries – from toys and pipes to packages and car parts. What’s great about masterbatch technology is that it can create just about any color shade or hue the customer wants. So the next time you see a plastic item with an astonishing shade of maroon (or any other beautiful color), then just remember that it all started with masterbatch pellets.
There are two color masterbatches that stand out from all the rest. The white masterbatch is an essential additive for various types of processes associated with coated and laminated plastic, which is used extensively throughout industry processes – such as extrusion coating. The black masterbatch is highly popular among manufacturers who produce black colored plastics, mainly because it can prolong the product’s lifecycle, or, in the case of packaging – it looks great and stands out on the shelf. We may think of black color as having one shade, but this is far from true. In fact, black color comes in many shades, and black masterbatch is often ordered as carbon black, graphite black and more. Each hue has its own performance enhancing qualities, from UV absorption to better durability.
Tosaf is a leading global color masterbatch manufacturer. Our color masterbatches are truly state-of-the-art, and are expertly designed by our R&D team. Having said that, what makes our color operation truly special is our commitment to great service. The trademark Tosaf Color Service is built around several key pillars:
here’s almost no limit to the advantages that certain masterbatches can provide plastic products. It is a well-known industry fact that masterbatches greatly enhance the qualities of plastic products, which translates into a myriad of benefits. Here are just several of the effects that masterbatches can have on specific products:
Tosaf’s masterbatch portfolio is trusted and used by key industry players all over the world. We are constantly expanding our masterbatch offering. Here’s a partial list of our leading solutions:
It’s no secret that manufacturers want to lower their production costs. Yet they do not want their cost-effectiveness to hamper quality. This is where Tosaf’s masterbatches can really help. Many of our masterbatches are designed for cost-efficient use, and are inherently flexible from a production standpoint. Quality and functionality come first, but in many cases, cost-effectiveness is also addressed.
Masterbatch production is a unique expertise, and no one does it quite like Tosaf. Want more information about our masterbatch portfolio? Looking for expert consultation regarding your dynamic needs? We’ll be glad to help. Contact us today!