MASTERBATCH

A. Schulman’s masterbatches are a cost-effective and convenient way to deliver high performance, customized solutions in the manufacturing environment.

By offering specific performance enhancements in a masterbatch, manufacturers can maintain production flexibility and lower cost while meeting their end-user requirements.

  • MASTERBATCH CATEGORIES
  • MASTERBATCH PRODUCTS
  • MASTERBATCH LITERATURE

MASTERBATCH CATEGORIES

ADDITIVE CONCENTRATES

Our additive concentrates improve the appearance and performance of resins to meet your exact specifications. Our additives enhance BOPP, blown or cast film, sheet and profile extrusion, blow and injection molding and thermoforming applications.

WHITE CONCENTRATES

A. Schulman offers a wide range of white masterbatches with a concentration of up to 80% titanium dioxide based on PE, PP, PS, PA, ABS and polyester.

These masterbatches cover applications such as labels, lamination and protective films, coating, agriculture, thin wall packaging, fibers and non-woven, BOPP, bottles and injection molded articles.

A. Schulman has the right solution combining the requirements for excellent quality and performance for the specific needs of your application. 

BLACK CONCENTRATES

Our carbon black concentrates consist of a wide variety of pigment systems and offer superior processability and performance characteristics.  Our technology allows for tinting strengths of blue, jet, black and brown and can be used for a wide variety of polymers.  We provide solutions for the most demanding performance requirements, including UV, FDA, conductive and dispersion.

COLOR CONCENTRATES

A. Schulman’s color concentrates are used in a wide range of everyday consumer and commercial items serving a variety of markets, including packaging, agriculture, automotive and agriculture. We offer expert support for custom color matching and will provide cutting edge solutions to your most challenging color and additive applications.

LIQUID COLORS

Liquid color for Thermoplastics has become the coloring system of choice because it offers easier handling and less storage space than any other coloring system. A. Schulman’s Liquid Color service uses state-of-the-art technology to offer customers an unsurpassed color matching service to your specific color requirements and functionalities. Learn more about the advantages of Liquid Color over other alternatives.

PASTE COLORS

Type 22 Pigment Dispersions are smooth, workable pastes comprised of the highest quality pigments dispersed in a standard Bisphenol A based epoxy resin vehicle. The paste dispersions are considered compatible with all epoxy resin formulations. Typical applications include electrical components, epoxy reinforced fiber components and printed circuit boards.

GEL-COATS

A. Schulman offers a superior line of quality gel coat and pigment dispersions to serve the marine market. We offer a wide range of gel coats that enable marine architects and boat builders to create products ready for the open water. Our MACT-compliant gels also offer key performance characteristics critical to the maritime industry.

COLOR & TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

A. Schulman’s Be Color!® color & technology trend program represents the next generation color trend forecasting for the specialty materials market. We provide differentiated solutions, including distinct color, intriguing texture and enhanced material properties to help competitively position our customer’s brands in the market place. We propose color trends and provide leading technology and materials to bring our customers’ visions to life. Contact us to talk to our color trendists

MASTERBATCH PRODUCTS

ADDITIVE CONCENTRATES

PAPERMATCH®

This multi-component system of specialty additives and minerals provides a cost-effective solution for synthetic film applications. Papermatch masterbatch imparts to film paper-like feel, qualities and printability, including increased stiffness and maximum deadfold properties. Papermatch masterbatch can be used in blown or cast film applications. It's available in both pigmented and natural tones, in a variety of finishes from very smooth to very coarse, and is FDA approved. Applications include banners, book covers, maps, labels, standup pouches, courier envelopes, lumber wrap and house wrap.

POLYBATCH®

Our thermoplastic additives and color concentrates improve the appearance and performance of resins to meet your exact specifications. We have matched tens of thousands of colors in virtually every resin on the market. Our additive innovations and color matching expertise are backed up by the equipment and trained personnel at our Global Innovation and Collaboration Centers. We provide additives to enhance BOPP, blown or cast film, sheet and profile extrusion, blown and injection molding, and thermoforming applications. Masterbatches are available in PE, PP, PS and special engineered resins like PET and PA.

WHITE CONCENTRATES

POLYWHITE®

It is a white masterbatch. It contains 70% of titanium dioxide (rutile-type) as an additive content in polyethylene. It is especially suited for the coloring of agricultural films where a high hiding power at a low let down ratio and additional dosage of UV-stabilizer (e.g. Polybatch UVS 210) is required. It can also be used for injection molded articles that are used outdoors and in food packaging.

BLACK CONCENTRATES

POLYBLAK®

Our carbon black concentrates consist of a wide variety of pigment systems ranging from large to small particle sizes. This range of systems allows for tinting strengths of blue, jet black and brown. These products can be used in a wide variety of polymer systems from ABS, G-PS, HIPS, LDPE LLDPE, HDPE, and PP homo and co-polymers. As leaders in black masterbatch technology for over 40 years, we have achieved the most demanding performance requirements including UV, FDA, conductive dispersion, and processability. Typical applications include film, pipe, fiber, and injection/blow molding. Industries served include agricultural, automotive, consumer products, industrial and packaging.

COLOR CONCENTRATES AND LIQUID COLORS

Our color concentrates and liquid colors are commercialized under the name of the Polybatch®. We actively work with our customers to follow trends and to identify solutions to some of the most challenging color and additive applications in blow molding, extrusion, and injection molding. Any application from bottles, thermoformed trays, tubes, crates, artificial grass, caps, and closures allow us to explore the world of color concentrates. We gladly accept the toughest challenges to match your unique color and fulfill the unthinkable. Come to us with solid color and special effects for your custom color applications. We also produce pelleted concentrates in bead and cylindrical form.  

GEL-COATS

CORDOBOND®

Corbobond® offers a full range of MACT-compliant production and tooling gel coats for marine, recreational vehicle, transportation, industrial and consumer products, sanitaryware, and cultured marble. Full line of polyester and epoxy paste colors are also available.

Ultra® PLUS-NPG/ISO

Ultra® PLUS-NPG/ISO gel-coat for polyester laminate applications is comprised of the finest quality pigments dispersed in an isophthalic acid-based, neopentyl glycol (NPG) resin system. Superior ingredients, together with perfected manufacturing techniques and rigid quality control standards, optimize every feature you look for a gel-coat.

Ultra® 1-NPG

Ultra® 1-NPG gel-coat for polyester
laminate applications is comprised of the
finest quality pigments dispersed in a
proprietary low viscosity vehicle containing a high level of neopentyl glycol (NPG). Superior ingredients, together with perfected manufacturing techniques and rigid quality control standards, optimize every feature you look for in gel-coat.

Supershield MACT

Supershield MACT colors are optimized for polyester laminate applications requiring a low HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutants) product that must meet the Marine MACT standard and rigorous requirements of marine manufacturers.

SuperShield®

SuperShield® dramatically improves in-plant molding operations when compared to conventional gel-coats.
Not merely a gel-coat reformulation with lower
VOCs and higher viscosity, SuperShield®
gel-coat cuts styrene emissions in half, improving workers safety and helping to comply with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements.

Ultra Tooling®

UltraTooling® gel-coat is specially formulated for moldmaking. Standard Black and Leaded Tangerine Tooling gel-coats can be formulated to meet MACT Marine Standard Regulations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MASTERBATCH LITERATURE

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No matter how you define success, A. Schulman has the materials expertise, processing know-how, market knowledge and application experience to help you achieve it.