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Masterbatches add metallic color to PET packaging.
Materials

Masterbatches add metallic color to PET packaging.

LiquidMetal(TM) Colors allow packaging made with blow molded and extruded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) to acquire look of highly reflective metal. Brass, chrome, copper, black onyx, graphite, and gun metal blue colors are built around Formula X(TM) PET technology platform, which eliminates need to pre-dry PET colors and allows for feeding at extruder throat. Technology also reduces...

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Color Masterbatch boosts gloss in high density polyethylene.

Color Masterbatch boosts gloss in high density polyethylene.

Compliant with FDA guidelines for direct food contact, POP(TM) High Gloss Colors, combined with HDPE, enhance inherent gloss of resin to create opaque HDPE containers. Mechanical properties allow use of high-gloss HDPE in both monolayer bottles and as skin in multilayer bottles. POP colors run in existing HDPE molds on both high- and low-speed extrusion machines and incorporate SmartColor(TM)...

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Color Masterbatches have non-drying formula.

Color Masterbatches have non-drying formula.

Formula X(TM) polyethylene terephthalate (PET) masterbatches are designed for colors and additives that can be used in stretch blow molding, injection molding, and thermoforming without pre-drying. Able to eliminate process issues such as feed throat clogging and screw slippage, products can be fed at throat of machine and promote dispersion of colors, additives, and special effect pigments....

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Optics & Photonics

Masterbatch controls fogging in food packaging film.

Meeting food contact regulations, HYDROCLEAR 2 controls formation of water droplets in packaging using films made of oriented polypropylene and cast polypropylene. Cold fog testing on 30 Â-µm multilayer extruded film containing 5% HYDROCLEAR 2 found that anti-fog agent prevents droplet formation within 15 min after package is placed in refrigerator at 4°C. Anti-fog agent also has...

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Chemical Purging Agent suits molding/extrusion applications.

Ampurge(TM) 103400 removes color deposits from molding and extrusion equipment during color change-outs. Designed for purge situations involving olefins and engineering resins, product has reactive formulation with softer scouring material to minimize abrasion in elements susceptible to wear. Solution also combines flushing, scouring, and penetration mechanisms. Requiring as little as 15-20 min,...

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Masterbatches help control warpage in polyolefins.

Designed into components from beginning, Ampacet 103003 and 103004 provide uniform shrinkage and promote crystallization to minimize warpage when running part that calls for successive use of different colors. Nucleating agent offsets crystallization effects of certain pigments and helps reduce cycle time by as much as 10% by raising crystallization temperature. While Ampacet 103003 is for use...

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Services

Service creates laser marking masterbatches.

Encompassing full marking process from formulation to testing and production, LaserMark Solutions(TM) helps companies with laser marking on film and blow/injection molded packaging. Application-specific masterbatch is selected or created based on nature of mark, base resin, regulatory issues, and laser properties. Formulations are then tested by laser etching samples. Assistance is offered during...

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Materials

Ampacet Couples New Photoluminescent Masterbatches with Services to Use them Effectively

Tarrytown, NY, May 1, 2006 - Many fire laws call for long-lasting photoluminescent signs, strips and other markings to guide people out of enclosed spaces in a fire. These life-safety markings are generally made of plastic compounded with strontium aluminate, a difficult-to-process material. In light of this, Ampacet Corporation has introduced a line of improved strontium aluminate color...

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Materials

Slip Additive facilitates production of flexible packaging.

Ampacet 102794 allows polyethylene-based packaging films to be adhesive laminated to those made of polyethylene terephthalate or other polymer with little or no change in coefficient of friction after lamination. Product helps keep film movement through form, fill, and seal machine predictable and problem-free. There is no need to overdose it to compensate for lubricant migration from sealant...

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Masterbatches cut purge time in plastic processing.

SmartColor(TM) Masterbatches limit color build-up in plastic extrusion and molding equipment. Unlike conventional purging agents, which remove color contamination after it occurs, SmartColor Masterbatches retard formation of such contamination. They are also less likely than traditional masterbatches to create residues that break off and contaminate parts after color change.

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