Monday, 30 November 2015

Special Effect Masterbatches

In the plastic products we see around us, not all are plain or boring plastic products. Some of them have additional qualities and special aesthetic effects to make them more appealing to the mast market. This is achieved with application of special masterbatches that we’re about to see right now.



Metallic masterbatches
 
Metal masterbatches, as the name suggests is used to gain a glittering or metallic effect the final product. This effect is created by the addition of metallic flakes or pigment into the traditional coloring masterbatch packs. An incredibly large number of plastic products that look like metal find application in the automotive and marine industries. Also, these masterbatches are primarily used in applications like cosmetic tubes and injection molded items.

Natural stone masterbatches
 
Despite the increasing quality of plastic products ended higher degree of application in our daily lives, the appeal for natural stones has not gone down. Instead, it has gone up to such a little where last masterbatches are expected to mimic the qualities of marble and granite. Silicon masterbatches deliver the required qualities at a very cheap price compared to that of real stones.

Transparent masterbatches
 
There is a demand for metric and natural stone products, consumers need plastic products that have transparency effect. Cookware, covers and many other things that we use around us are transparent. And as the industry has always been doing – fulfilling customer demands – transparent plastic products have also come to the market thanks to the modification in color masterbatches that help in delivering such products.

There are multiple other uses of masterbatches in India and plastic manufacturing companies make the most out of whatever is available in the market.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

3 Most Common Additives Used In Polymer Industry Today

To meet the needs of individual customers and markets, the polymer industry has evolved a lot. The science in use today has made development and production of new plastic products. Here we will see about the most commonly used additives in the industry.

Antioxidants 
 
Some polymers (Ex: polypropylene) cannot be used outdoors without using stabilizers. This is because these polymers have readily removable hydrogen atoms which reach with oxygen and cause degradation of the plastic. The reaction with oxygen can be retarded with the help of small amounts of antioxidants. Antioxidants are a very commonly used additive today.

UV protection
 
The sun’s high-energy radiation wreaks havoc on not just the human skin, but also on everything that can be affected by UV rays in sunlight. The high energy of radiation (100 to 72 kcal) is sufficiently strong to cleave plastic bonds which cause yellowing and organic polymers become brittle over time because of it. Since the effect of ultraviolet radiation on synthetic polymers is similar to its effect on the human skin, therefore it is not surprising that ultraviolet additives are also in high demand among additives supplied by Masterbatches suppliers.

Fireproofing additives
 
Plastics are used in many applications beyond just your typical home knick knacks. Therefore it require all kinds of properties. Flame retardancy is fast becoming one of those increasingly in-demand properties in plastics used for electronic applications and building materials. Masterbatches suppliers provide fireproofing additives comparatively more than other type of additives.  

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Can you imagine the world without colours?

The world looks pretty because it is full of colors. What if it were monotonic like Mars where everywhere you take your sight you see red. What if everything around you looks just black and white only and nothing else? It would have been very boring. Thankfully it is not and on earth we have more colors than we can name them. And not just nature, even things made by man are full of varied colors.

Color Masterbatches - Complementing Nature

Putting colours in things is easy but doing to that in an industrially profitable way is a challenge that is solved with the help of science. Colour masterbatches are making it possible for industries to add hues to their products, profitably and efficiently in large scales.

The science that is behind colouring innate  objects is not new but it has been developed a lot since the first man made use of herbal and animal byproducts to paint bulls and fighting scenes on cave walls. Today you can get any product made in any colour your heart desires.

Making colours more appealing
 
Are you a plastic product manufacturer? You can add more than just plain colours to your products. Customers want more for their money and if you can give a little more premium feel to your products for the same cost why not deliver it? Add classy sheen, UV protection and heat protection very profitably with just very little investments. The final products will come out so premium, your buyers will not think twice before picking your product over your competitor's.

Colour masterbatches will make your business more profitable in more ways than you can imagine. Find out more by contacting a masterbatches supplier.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Electro-magnetic shielding of plastics

The electronics market has become very competitive today, and electronics companies are looking to simplify and streamline their product manufacturing processes. Metal equipment is definitely much more costly and provide much less flexibility in designing compared to plastic products, which is why electronics manufacturing companies are actively substituting metal with high-quality plastic.

What is electromagnetic shielding of plastics?
 
Electromagnetic pulses affect the function of electronic products. Medical equipment as well as electronics that are used in daily life such as mobile phones are susceptible to electromagnetic pulses that are emitted by other electronic products. To prevent equipment from damage and malfunctions it is necessary that electromagnetic shielding is done.

The process of shielding reduces EMI by reflecting or absorbing craze before they come close to electronic circuit boards and cause any damage at all. If shielding is done correctly, it can protect electronic systems from external radiation by breaking the path of electromagnetic waves. It also protects other external equipment from potential damage caused by other products emitting electromagnetic pulses. Though a lot of factors affect how little magnetic pulses work on electronics, the distance between source and the shield is also quite important.

It is important to understand that electromagnetic pulses may come from within the equipment itself, or they can originate outside. A proper shielding process will eliminate all potential risks of damage.

Masterbatches manufacturers in India add to the typical shielding process of using carbon fibre, stainless steel five or nickel coatings with their own products. These compounds can also incorporate flame retardant additives and wear additives, colourants as well as other reinforcements as required by the manufacturer.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Revisiting the Good Old Colour Guide for Interior Furniture

Feng Shui, the oriental science of harmony in objects has been used by interior designers not just in the East but world over by interior designers for great results. There was a time when the science was in great demand for arranging objects within a closed space, now with several alternatives available, designers seem to stop referring to it as much as they did not too long ago. The science was used not just to place things in space, but also to choose colours for the best result. We thought we should visit what Feng Shui says about colours. Here are 3 of the most common rooms that need the Feng Shui treatment, so let’s find out what the oriental science says about it.

Bedrooms
Bedrooms are very personal spaces where we all expect to be rejuvenated and relaxed after of hectic work and tensions. This is why it is advised that earth tones be used for the best effect here. Pastel colours like brown and flesh colours along with very muted hues of cool colours are considered the best by far. Colours that are bright and lively aren’t meant for the bedrooms because the radiant positive energy will keep you awake.


Dining rooms
Got lanky kids at home that you want to fatten up? Red is the colour you will need for that, but besides there isn’t any reason that validates the use of red in the dining room. Once again muted colours are best because these aids digestion and makes it easier for your body to digest better.

Study rooms
Got sleepy kids who love to doze off over their books? Bright shades are perfect to keep them awake. A very nice shade of red, purple or yellow will keep their eyes open.

All in all, you can make everything that one bit more interesting just by adding necessary room d├ęcor in addition to colouring it right. You will find plastic products of all colours to place in your rooms. Colour masterbatches make it possible for colourful products to be made. Find out what options you have and buy them to complement your room’s colours.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Feeling Moody? It May Be the Colours around You

Colours and your mood are inextricably linked. Even simple changes to the colours around you can make huge impressions on your psyche and without knowing you start behaving differently. There are several reasons why colours are able to influence how we feel and scientists haven’t been able to figure everything out very accurately yet. While they are at it, here are certain colours and their hushed effects on our psychologies.


Lively red

Restaurants all around the world make use of the colour red because there is a certain effect that the hue has on us. The colour promotes liveliness and energy and it was found that when people are surrounded by people they know and feel positive they eat better. The colour is also associated with aggression but mostly it evokes positive feelings in people. So here is a small tip, if you are choosing chairs and tables for your dining table, get red ones. colour Masterbatches of different hues impart different colours to product and you will get as many variations as you want by looking at the right places.

Relaxing green

Green is very relaxing on the eyes and has a very soothing effect on the mind. Perhaps you have noted that actors sit in a green room before performing in live stage that is because green helps them soothe their jangled nerves better. That brings us to the point, if you want a nice place to relax after you return from office, you should choose green for your sitting room.

Clean Whites

White is the colour which represents cleanliness and is great for places where you want to keep clean lines and unsophisticated. Whites are great for cleanliness, sterility and hygiene. White is the colour you want to pick if you are looking for plastics to place in your kitchen.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Save Money with High Quality Plastics

Using additives add to the price of the product, but how necessary is that and what could happen if the right mix of additives are not used during production. Every ingredient in a Masterbatch supply has a different function and the lack of even one of them may make the product cheap, but in the long run the compromise in quality will lead to product damage, which in very simple words mean just one thing – you will have to buy the same thing all over again and spend twice the money whereas you could have just spent some more and chosen a better product. Here is how good products made with proper masterbatches help you save money.

Save on Protection Against Impacts And Breakages
Masterbatch suppliers make special additives that make polymers absorb shock better than when additives are not used. Additives known as impact modifiers help plastics endure physical shocks better. Without the right kind of additive, the chances of breakages and cracks increase manifold. Also if the product is very cheap it would be safe to assume that on impact the product will look unsightly and dirty as well.


Prevent freak fires
 
Consider a situation wherein you walk into a store and buy a cheap electrical product (cheap because it didn’t use flame retardant additives) because you were planning on saving some money. Now imagine, the product catches fire and you lose not just the product but also burn a part of the carpet! Is that what you want? Your frugality will cost you more instead.
Instead of saving a few hundred here and there on important electrical products, choose to buy plastic products that have been made to last long.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Industries That Can’t Do Without Plastics

Plastics are considered the de facto nemesis when it comes to the war against pollution, but did you know that day in and out plastics products are still the most important of  all that is used by the waste management industry to deal with wastes. So when we were all thinking that plastics did nothing but brought harm, the truth is that plastics are helping man amend the loss that has been brought about to the environment.  But that is not the only industry that plastics serve. There are many more each with their specific needs.   Masterbatches Manufacturers have to cater to each of these unique industries with different masterbatches. Here are some of those industries that depend a lot on Masterbatches Manufacturers.

Construction Industry
 
Perhaps no other industry uses plastics as much as the construction industry.  Builders need to keep a track of all the materials they use during their work. For the construction industry, Masterbatches Manufacturers have to design batches that add specific features to products that are necessary for architects and builders. Big bags, debris container and sensitive material containers are all made by Masterbatch makers and supplied.

Medical waste
 
Medical waste is a health threat which if not properly disposed can make trigger widespread health issues in the vicinity of the dumping ground. Safe disposal is of utmost importance to the medical fraternity and Masterbatch designers have been serving this segment of the industry for years with great products.

Waste recycling and clean-up
 
Professional waste cleaner depend to a large extent if not entirely for their job. You may have seen dumping services, use big plastic dumping bags and other stuff  to whisk away garbage bags from the sideway. Those plastic containers are made for the garbage industry and used widely, needless to say that separate masterbatches are made.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Additives That Enhance Polymer Properties

Invisible UV radiation breaks down polymer molecules in plastics. This leads to deterioration in physical strength, color and other integral properties of plastics. You must have seen the effects of UV on polymers in stadium seats or in plastic garden chairs. The surface usually turns yellow after prolonged exposure and after a while, big chunks start breaking apart, imparting a really ugly look to it. Something has to be done to arrest deterioration in plastics; thankfully there are products that have been designed exactly for that.

UV Absorbers

Hydroxybenzophenone & hydroxyphenylbenzotriazole are two commonly used Polymer Additives that react with UV rays and prevent it from damaging polymer molecules. After application, it converts UV into harmless infrared rays which keep the plastic protected from the symptoms of UV degradation.

Anti-Microbial Additives
Did you know that untreated polymers can lead microbes to thrive in nooks and corners of plastic furniture at your home? The risk was assessed quite a long time ago and Anti-Microbial Additives were designed to prevent that from happening. Anti-Microbial Additives are commonly applied in all kitchens as well as garden plastic products you will find in market today.

Optical brighteners

The paper we use to write on would have had a yellowish tinge to it had it not been for Polymer Additives that add brightness and whiteness to the final product.  How an optical brightener works is by absorbing invisible ultraviolet light and re-emitting it as visible light in the blue range of the spectrum. Optical brighteners, or fluorescent whitening agents, are used to make plastics, fibers, coatings, inks, and detergents appear whiter and brighter.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Odor Absorbers – Making Plastics Smell Better

Plastics have an inherent odor that is quite unpleasant. This happens because during the manufacturing process, several chemicals are used to make the final product more appealing and long lasting. There are plasticizers and artificial colors that are basically chemicals and in the past, most of these released smelly gases. In recent days, the problem has been largely solved with improved ingredients in Masterbatches. The main ingredient that makes plastic less smelly is known as odor absorbers and we will get more into that later,  but first let’s begin by understanding what the industry did to counter malodor in plastic products.


 Use of fragrant masks
Malodor in plastics is caused primarily by two things.  The first which is more common is bacteria and microbial organisms that emit gases during respiration. Though this seems not much of a problem but when you consider the fact that there could be millions of them on the surface of a plastic product and you have a big problem on your hands.

Masterbatches which contain anti-microbial agents can control the problem to a great extent, but it is only part of the solution because there is another reason behind smelly plastics – VOC.

Volatile organic compounds contain harmful chemicals that smell bad and are detrimental to human health. There is double interest among masterbatch makers therefore, to provide solution to this problem. Until now this was dealt with the help of masks that tried its best to keep the odor under control but was not very efficient at doing that. Sooner or later when the masks wore off, smell would return, making this a rather very ineffective solution. That was the past recent masterbatches come laced with something that is better at doing what it is supposed to do – keep odors out.

Use of odor absorbers
Quite early into application processors found that masks were failing in being effective. This gave rise to the need for something that went beyond the surface and did more than just mask the smell away with fragrance. The need was for: odor absorbers. This additive trapped VOC molecules and dealt with the issue at the very core. To make sure that smell was completely eliminated, Color masterbatches makers never did away with using masks. Now you will observe that plastics do not smell at all and that is because of these recent developments.