Masterbatch is a solid or liquid additive used for coloring plastics (color masterbatch) or imparting other properties to plastics (additive masterbatch). Masterbatch is a concentrated mixture of pigments and/or additives encapsulated during a heat process into a carrier resin which is then cooled and cut into a granular shape. Masterbatch allows the processor to colour raw polymer economically during the plastics manufacturing process.
We strive to create a masterbatch of the highest quality.
A pigment is a material that changes the colour of reflected or transmitted light as the result of wavelength-selective absorption. This physical process differs from fluorescence, phosphorescence, and other forms of luminescence, in which a material emits light.
Many materials selectively absorb certain wavelengths of light. Materials that humans have chosen and developed for use as pigments usually have special properties that make them ideal for coloring other materials. A pigment must have a high tinting strength relative to the materials it colors. It must be stable in solid form at ambient temperatures.
By using only the best pigments that the world has to offer, we create pigments to suit any polymer.
Whether it is matching to a customer’s standard or to a customer’s mould, from pantones to RAL Numbers, we at Mercury Plastics strive to ensure that all colour matching requests are to your needs and specifications.
For any colour match request please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Quality Control system is well archived and by using the latest colour computer technology, we ensure that all pigments and masterbatches meet our customer’s satisfaction.
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We offer a wide range of performance enhancing additives.
UV stabilizers are used frequently in plastics, including cosmetics and films. The primary function is to protect the substance from the long-term UV degradation effects from ultraviolet radiation. Different UV stabilizers are utilized depending upon the substrate, intended functional life, and sensitivity to UV degradation.
Flame retardants are compounds added to manufactured materials, such as plastics and textiles, surface finishes and coatings that inhibit, suppress or delay the production of flames to prevent the spread of fire.
An Anti-Static is a compound used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity generally caused by the triboelectric effect.
Anti-Block is incorporated directly into the polymer during the extrusion process. They work by migrating to the surface as the polymer cools forming a solid lubricating layer at the surface, lowering the friction, or reducing adhesion between contacting polymer surfaces, the polymer and other materials.
Anti-fog agents, also known as Anti-Fogging agents and treatments, are chemicals that prevent the condensation of water in the form of small droplets on a surface which resemble fog.
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