Color Concentrates for Plastic Processing

Color Concentrates for plastics are dispersed in specific resins and extruded into pellets.  Resin systems can be colored, modified, alloyed, and filled.

Our equipment will handle the tough-to-process resins including:

  • concentrate-line-VAcetal: Delrin®, Celcon®
  • Acrylic, PMMA
  • Barex®
  • Lexan® Polycarbonate
  • ABS, ASA, PCABS
  • TPE, TPOs
  • Polyurethane; ether & ester TPUs
  • Polysulphone
  • Ridged & Flexible PVC
  • Ultem, PEEK
  • PPO, PPS, PPE, PPA
  • Liquid Crystal Polymer
  • PET, PETG, PBT
  • PE, PP, EVA
  • EPDM, SEBS
  • Polyamide; Zytel® nylon 6, 66,
  • Thermoset urethane, polyester, epoxy, vinyl plastisols

Plastic Color Concentrate Advantages and Disadvantages

ConcentrateColor Concentrate Advantages

Easiest of all forms of colorant to handle.  Better dispersions results in better color economy and additive consistency.  Extremely fine dispersions (for film, fiber, bottles) can be achieved.  “Single package” combinations of colorants, additives, and modifiers are possible.

Color Concentrate Disadvantages:

Longer lead times require careful material planning.  Smaller quantities tend to be less economical.  Concentrate is generally “resin specific.”