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K 2013: Bio-based masterbatch greens up compounds 265

A new masterbatch line has specifically been developed with environmental sustainability in mind. Colloids (Hall 8A, stand D01) is extending its already comprehensive range of masterbatch products with, Sustain, as the new line is aptly called. The biobased (typically corn starch or cane sugar) product is available in either universal or polymer-specific (polyamide, polyethylene and polyesters including PLA) masterbatches. The Sustain range is fully recyclable and, unlike many biodegradable polymers, will not impact on the quality if mixed with fossil derived polymers of the same type, according to Colloids.

August 13, 2013

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K 2013: Bio-based masterbatch greens up compounds

A new masterbatch line has specifically been developed with environmental sustainability in mind. Colloids (Hall 8A, stand D01) is extending its already comprehensive range of masterbatch products with, Sustain, as the new line is aptly called. The biobased (typically corn starch or cane sugar) product is available in either universal or polymer-specific (polyamide, polyethylene and polyesters including PLA) masterbatches. The Sustain range is fully recyclable and, unlike many biodegradable polymers, will not impact on the quality if mixed with fossil derived polymers of the same type, according to Colloids.

Colloids, a company best known for its technical, specialty and functional black masterbatches, with expertise in the development of innovative formulations for use in most polymers including engineering materials for demanding applications such as the automotive under hood market, has also announced technical innovations in several of its existing masterbatch lines and additives. The Pace series for engineering plastics has been extended to include masterbatches based on solvent black (nigrosine) and/or carbon black, as well as formulations offering improvements in frictional properties or heat stabilization. The company said it has also enhanced its range of special effects for film, augmenting the color palettes developed on a seasonal basis and doubled the grades of lead-free light and color fast film, which is available in a wide spectrum of opacity levels, all approved for EU food contact applications.

To maintain its consistent level of quality and service, Colloids, which offers custom designed solutions alongside its range of standard products, recently invested heavily in plant equipment, including a complete new twin screw extrusion line featuring high torque and high volume extrusion, multiple loss-in weight feeders and underwater strand pelletizing technology (particularly suited to high temperature crystalline polymers), ensuring a more uniform geometry and hence greater stability in the customer’s process.

Colloids is a member of the Israeli-based Tosaf Group, a international company that produces and markets additives for the plastics industry.

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