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ABATRON, INC inc - /ink/ increment, i.e. increase by one. Especially used by assembly programmers, as many assembly languages have an "inc" mnemonic.

Antonym: dec.

Offers epoxy pastes in custom-mixed colors.


Manufactures a line of colorants and multifunctional additive dispersions. Concentrates, liquids, dry colors, and dustless dry powders are available for most polymers. The dustless grades reportedly improve uniformity when used with automated metering equipment. Color concentrates from 100 to 20,000 lb, with high pigment loadings, are the firm's specialty. The liquids and pastes are said to be easily pumped, and a line of peristaltic peristaltic

pertaining to or emanating from peristalsis.

peristaltic reflex
onward movement of a bolus of ingesta in the intestine is preceded by a reflex dilation of the intestine.
 liquid-color pumps is also offered.

A full service technical-service laboratory, including computerized color matching and quality control, can design a complete additive system or manufacture a product to customer specifications.


Offers custom compounds of color not of the white race; - commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.

See also: Color
 concentrates in all thermoplastics, especially in engineering materials. Multifunctional concentrates containing more than one type of additive are also offered.


Manufactures #9911 Dis-Res dispersions for use with polyester resins, polyurethanes and epoxies.


Provides a broad line of concentrates, powders, and pastes. Standard lines of color concentrates in rubber, vinyls, butyrates, polyolefins, acrylics, and other polymeric systems are available.

Company's laboratory can match colors and design color concentrates and pastes for both thermosets thermosets, materials that can not be softened on heating. In thermosetting polymers, the polymer chains are joined (or cross-linked) by intermolecular bonding. Thermosets are usually supplied as partially polymerized or as monomer-polymer mixtures.  and thermoplastics.

AKZO AKZO Algemene Koninklijke Zout Organon (Dutch: General royal silk organisation; merger of AKU and KZO in 1968)  ENGINEERING PLASTICS

Provides color concentrates for all types of thermoplastics, including vinyls, polyolefins, styrenics, weatherable styrenics, acrylics, polyesters, polyurethanes, polycarbonates polycarbonates, group of clear, thermoplastic polymers used mainly as molding compounds (see plastic). Polycarbonates are prepared by the reaction of an aromatic difunctional phenol with either phosgene or an aromatic or aliphatic carbonate. , nylons and TPE TPE Thermoplastic Elastomer
TPE Terminal de Paiement Electronique (French)
TPE Total Power Exchange
TPE Twisted Pair Ethernet
TPE Tampines Expressway (Singapore)
TPE Therapeutic Plasma Exchange
. Wire and cable color concentrates are available in fluorpolymers, vinyls, nylons, polyolefins, polyesters, polyurethanes and EVA Eva

to marry winner of singing contest. [Ger. Opera: Wagner, Meistersinger, Westerman, 225–228]

See : Prize

1. Eva - A toy ALGOL-like language used in "Formal Specification of Programming Languages: A Panoramic Primer", F.G.
. Custom-designed/multifunctional concentrates are available.


Offers custom-matched dry pigment blends designed for ease of dispersion, low dusting and consistent flow for use in automated color systems. Pelletized concentrates include custom-matched and standard colors for various thermoplastics. Liquid dispersions are also supplied for use in thermoplastics and in some thermoset A polymer-based liquid or powder that becomes solid when heated, placed under pressure, treated with a chemical or via radiation. The curing process creates a chemical bond that, unlike a thermoplastic, prevents the material from being remelted. See thermoplastic.  and foam applications. Company has formed an engineering materials group that specializes in nylons, polycarbonates, and acetals.


See Coz Chemical Div.

AMCO AMCO American Meter Company (Horsham, Pennsylvania)
AMCO Aviation Maintenance Company
AMCO Air Movement Control Officer
AMCO Aerojet Manufacturing Company

Offers custom matched dry colorants and color concentrates for PE, PP, PS, ABS, polycarbonate A category of plastic materials used to make a myriad of products, including CDs and CD-ROMs. , acrylic, SAN, nylon, and acetal acetal /ac·e·tal/ (as´e-t'l)
1. any of a class of organic compounds formed by combination of an aldehyde molecule and two alcohol molecules.



Manufactures a full line of liquid color concentrates. Customer is given the choice of vehicle. Dispersions are available in standard or matched colors and can be tailored to meet individual specifications.


Color concentrates are produced for use in acetal, acrylics, ABS, cellulosics, EEA EEA European Economic Area
EEA European Environment Agency
EEA Employment Equity Act (Canada)
EEA Een En Ander (Dutch)
EEA Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects
EEA Energy and Environmental Analysis
, EVA, nitrile nitrile: see rubber.  barrier resins, nylons, polycarbonate, thermoplastic A polymer material that turns to liquid when heated and becomes solid when cooled. There are more than 40 types of thermoplastics, including acrylic, polypropylene, polycarbonate and polyethylene.  polyesters, olefins, PS, thermoplastic urethane urethane (yoor´ithān´),
n ethyl carbamate used as an anesthetic agent for laboratory animals, formerly used as a hypnotic in humans.
, PVC PVC: see polyvinyl chloride.
 in full polyvinyl chloride

Synthetic resin, an organic polymer made by treating vinyl chloride monomers with a peroxide.
, SAN, and other thermoplastics. Products are available either as matched custom colors or individual pigment concentrates as part of matching systems. They are available in sizes ranging from cubes and pellets to powders.

Company offers custom color matching for all thermoplastics applications, including automotive, appliances, house siding, food packaging, and special effects. These concentrates are custom-designed for extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, and calendering calendering, a finishing process by which paper, plastics, rubber, or textiles are pressed into sheets and smoothed, glazed, polished, or given a moiré or embossed surface. .


Produces a broad line of color concentrates for use in LDPE LDPE
low-density polyethylene
high-density polyethylene
, PP, PBT PBT Provider Backbone Transport (networking technology adding determinism to ethernet)
PBT Polybutylene Terephthalate
PBT Profit Before Tax
PBT Paper Based Test (education) 
 and most engineering thermoplastics. Concentrates are available to match special colors, to comply with FDA FDA
Food and Drug Administration

FDA, See Food and Drug Administration.

FDA, the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration.
 and USDA USDA, See United States Department of Agriculture.
 regulations, and for use in bottles, supported and unsupported films, profiles, and coextrusions.

Company also supplies special concentrates of uv stabilizers, antioxidants Antioxidants
Substances that reduce the damage of the highly reactive free radicals that are the byproducts of the cells.

Mentioned in: Aging, Nutritional Supplements

, and antistatic agents in special resins. Headquarters and plant are in Nesquehoning, Pa., with an additional plant located in Wapakoneta, Ohio.


Offers a full range of color and additive concentrates, including degradable de·grad·a·ble  
That can be chemically degraded: degradable plastic wastes.

 products with over 7000 standard and proprietary formulations on file. Company specializes in concentrates for polyolefins such as LDPE, HDPE, homopolymer and copolymer copolymer: see polymer.  PP. Universal concentrates are also supplied for use with engineering thermoplastics. Special concentrates designed to comply with FDA and USDA regulations are also offered.

Applications include extrusion coating, blown and cast film, injection and blow molding, pipe, profile, mono- and multifilament fiber extrusion, and automotive uses. Company also offers pigment/additive concentrates tailored for use in granular and pelletized LLDPE LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene  grades.

ATLANTIC ATLANTIC Cardiology A clinical trial–Angina Treatments–Lasers And Normal Therapies In Comparison  INDUSTRIES, INC.

A wide range of solvent dyes is manufactured to color such substrates as PS, polycarbonate, ABS, acrylic, polyester (PET, PBT, PETG PETG Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol
PETG Performance Evaluation Task Group
), foamed polypropylene, rigid PVC and nylon. Trademarked Atlasol, the line reportedly has high strength, good lightfastness, bleed fastness, heat stability, and offers clear, bright transparent shades. The dyes can

be applied by hot-melt compounding, in liquid or solid concentrates, or dissolved into the monomer monomer (mŏn`əmər): see polymer.

Molecule of any of a class of mostly organic compounds that can react with other molecules of the same or other compounds to form very large molecules (polymers).
 before polymerization polymerization

Any process in which monomers combine chemically to produce a polymer. The monomer molecules—which in the polymer usually number from at least 100 to many thousands—may or may not all be the same.
. Dispersed forms can be used for surface dyeing.


Supplies metallic powders which may be used in dry and liquid concentrates, or blended directly into the resin. Bronze powders are available in gold, copper and other metallic shades. Evergold, a non-tarnishing grade, can withstand the high temperatures of extrusion or injection molding, as well as contact with other chemicals. It is recommended where outdoor exposure and uv resistance are factors. All powders can be supplied in paste form and special colors can be custom blended.


Offers color concentrates, blended dry colors, and liquid phase dispersions. Concentrates are offered for packaging, food and beverage F&B is a common abbreviation in the United States and Commonwealth countries, including Hong Kong. F&B is typically the widely accepted abbreviation for "Food and Beverage," which is the sector/industry that specializes in the conceptualization, the making of, and delivery of foods.  containers. Other applications include ABS weatherable polymers, acrylics and vinyls used in building and construction, office supplies, automotive RIM parts, foam bedding and furniture, toys and housewares house·wares  
Cooking utensils, dishes, and other small articles used in a household, especially in the kitchen.
. Special colorants are available for electronic components, wire and cable, and computer housings.

Company supplies colorants for Dow's Rovel line, Rohm & Haas's high flow impact acrylics, and Continental Polymer Co.'s molding and extrusion grade acrylics.

Company reports it can formulate over 20,000 colors and offers unlimited blending and matching services. Headquarters are in Vonore, Tenn., with additional plants located in Los Angeles and North Kansas City, Mo. Avecor is an independent unit within M.A. Hanna Co.

BASF BASF Bar Association of San Francisco (since 1872; San Francisco, California)
BASF Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (German chemical products company)
BASF Builders Association of South Florida

Offers a range of color concentrates in a variety of carriers. Colorants include phthalocyanine phthal·o·cy·a·nine
Any of several stable, light-fast, blue or green organic pigments used in enamels and plastics.
 blues and greens Blues and Greens, political factions in the Byzantine Empire in the 6th cent. They took their names from two of the four colors worn by the circus charioteers. Their clashes were intensified by religious differences. , organic AZO reds, diarylide yellows and oranges, high performance reds, maroons, violets, yellows and blues. Inorganic reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and browns are also available, as well as a complete line of dyes. Dispersions in polyethylene are also offered.


Company's Injecta Color Division offers liquid colorant col·or·ant  
Something, especially a dye, pigment, ink, or paint, that colors or modifies the hue of something else.

Of or being a subtractive primary color.
 dispersions for process equipment that uses plasticating screws (injection, extrusion, blow molding). System reportedly assures the user of uniform color without agglomeration ag·glom·er·a·tion  
1. The act or process of gathering into a mass.

2. A confused or jumbled mass:
, streaking, migration, splay, or plate-out. Bee liquid colorants are said to be unaffected by variations in shear; and they provide machine-to-machine color uniformity.

Multifunctional colorants can be supplied on request with other additives such as lubricants, flame retardants, antistats, and uv stabilizers. Other products offered include additive dispersions in unpigmented form, fluorescents, metallics, and pearlescents.

Company's new Micro-36 metering system automatically adjusts color to machine output, detects regrind and compensates color, and stores up to seven color formulations. An important part of the system is a precision perastaltic metering head said to give highly controlled feed accuracy at rates of 0.8 to 145 g/min. A gearhead
For the Transformers character see Gearhead (Transformers).
Gearhead is the name of 2 DC Comics supervillains. History
First appearing in Steel #14 (April 1995), the first Gearhead appeared in Steel
 option can also be retrofitted for continuous output and/or higher speeds with capacities of 10-1200 g/min.

The company's liquid colorant dispersion is available in a 5-gal gravity-feed package or in a 30-gal fiber or steel drum with optional agitator ag·i·ta·tor  
1. One who agitates, especially one who engages in political agitation.

2. An apparatus that shakes or stirs, as in a washing machine.

Noun 1.
 or 150-gal tote system.


Supplies vinyl and PE color concentrates for wire and cable applications, profile extrusion, and injection and blow molding. Materials are offered in pelletized or diced form. Lots of any size reportedly can be handled. Custom color matching is also provided.


Offers a line of patented pigments designed for polyesters. Colorpac line is to produce exact color control and 100% transfer of color into the batch, and to provide precise control of preweighed volumes of pigment, easy inventory, and better production control.

CDI CDI compact disc interactive: a system for storing a mix of software, data, audio, and compressed video for interactive use under processor control  DISPERSIONS

Manufactures custom pigment and chemical paste dispersions for use in PVC film, plastisols and organosols, urethane foams, polyester foams and coatings.


Offers a wide range of regular, medium, and high-color carbon blacks in both fluffy and pelleted forms, such as Regal 330 and 660 and Monarch/Black Pearls 700, 800, 880, 900, 1100, and 1300. Carbon black is used in thermoset and thermoplastic systems to impart a range of black masstone color and tinting strength. At the concentrations usually used for coloring (1-2%), carbon black also provides significant uv protection.

CANADA COLORS & CHEMICALS, LTD LTD 1 Laron-type dwarfism 2 Leukotriene D 3 Long-term depression, see there 4. Long-term disability .

Manufactures color concentrates for polyolefins and PVC used in film extrusion, wire and cable extrusion, and blow molding. Liquid colorant systems are also available.


Company offers P1000 glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent phos·pho·res·cence  
1. Persistent emission of light following exposure to and removal of incident radiation.

2. Emission of light without burning or by very slow burning without appreciable heat, as from the slow oxidation of
 pigments for use in molding compounds.


Specializes in custom concentrates, dry, and liquid colors for most thermoplastics, including PE, PP, PS, ABS, SAN, and other engineering resins.

Company offers computer color matching services and custom formulations that can include uv stabilizers, antistats and antioxidants, as well as custom formulations to satisfy FDA and USDA requirements. Manufacturing plants are in Salisbury, N.C., and Lancaster, Tex.

CHROMA Short for "chrominance." The attributes of a color, which include its hue (frequency) and saturation (amount of black). See hue and saturation.  CORP.

Offers a line of standard blacks, whites, and 25 other opaque and transparent color concentrates for most thermoplastics. Ten FDA approved black concentrates are available for a variety of polymers from ABS to PE.

A recent development is a line of colorants said to offer excellent dispersion in fast-cycling processes. Such systems can be tailored to specific processes and end uses.

CHROMATICS chro·mat·ics  
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The scientific study of color.

chroma·tist n.
, INC.

Offers color concentrates and precolored resins for all fluorcarbon types, including CTFE CTFE Chlorotrifluoroethylene , ECTFE ECTFE Ethylene Chlorotrifluoroethylene , ETFE ETFE Ethylene/Tetrafluoroethylene Copolymer , FEP See front end processor. , PEEK, PES pes (pes) pl. pe´des   [L.]
1. foot.

2. any footlike part.

n. pl. pe·des
1. The foot.

, PFA PFA Pacific Film Archive
PFA Professional Footballers Association
PFA Paraformaldehyde
PFA Predictive Failure Analysis
PFA Perfluoroalkoxy
PFA Protection From Abuse
PFA Parent-Faculty Association
PFA Popular Flying Association

 and PVDF PVDF polyvinylidene difluoride .


Company's inorganic and organic pigments include specialty quinacridone-and mixed-metal oxide pigments. The mixed-metal oxides, manufactured by Drakenfeld, reportedly withstand high temperature processing and are especially suited to engineering plastics.

Also offers its specialty lines of heavy-metal-free organic pigments such as Cromophtal, Irgazin, and Irgalite. Specialties include Filester pigments for extruded and injection molded polyester, Microlith mi·cro·lith
A minute calculus, usually multiple and resembling coarse sand.


a minute concretion or calculus.
 pigment dispersions (Cromophtal and Irgazin pigments), and Orasol dyes for use in transparent acrylic and styrene sty·rene
A colorless oily liquid from which polystyrenes, plastics, and synthetic rubber are produced. Also called vinylbenzene.

Monastral quinacridone Quinacridone is a red powder. It is an organic compound with the molecular formula C20H12N2O2. It is used as a pigment; analogs bearing this motif are known as quinacridones.  pigments in a wide hue range are also manufactured. Colors offered include violet, magenta, maroon, red, scarlet, and gold.


Supplies iron oxides, barytes barytes: see barite. , and fluorescent pigments. Custom blending, packaging, and private-label services are also available.


Offers polyester paste dispersions.


Plastics Division offers a wide range of black concentrates for use in LDPE, LLDPE, homopolymer and copolymer PP, universal carrier and polystyrene. Specific grades are available for film, sheet, blown film, profiles, pipe, and injection molding applications as well as uv concentrate. Also offers custom bulk color concentrates. Company headquarters are located in Dyersburg, Tenn., with additional operations in Kingstree, S.C.


Manufactures pigment dispersions in pellets or nondusting powders for PP, nylon and PET fibers and plastics. Organic pigments are dispersed in suitable carriers, and are furnished in pigment loadings up to 50%.

Additionally, a line of flushed colors dispersed in LDPE is available. Their ease of dispersion and fine particle size reportedly provide an alternative to the use of dry color in the manufacture of PE color concentrates.


Manufactures and markets Amaplast line of high performance dyes for plastics.


Offers color concentrates and dry colors custom matched for most engineering thermoplastics. Colorants are offered for all applications, including extrusion, injection molding, and blow molding. Colors are especially formulated to meet individual specifications regarding toxicity, lightfastness, weathering, or rheological requirements. Colors can range from everyday reds and blues to exotic metallics, pearls, fluorescents, and phosphorescents.


Produces a variety of FD&C aluminum lake pigments for plastic packaging materials used in direct contact with food. They are used in plastic films, molded or extruded products, containers, and liners. The pigments reportedly eliminate the concern of color migration, as well as other problems associated with nonfood non·food  
Of, relating to, or being something that is not food but is sold in a supermarket, as housewares or stationery.
 approved colorants.

Company's trademarked Colorcon HT (high tint) Lakes are said to deliver intense colors, along with a reduction in material requirements.

Company also offers technical service support, such as color matching and laboratory analysis of customer's products, as well as in-plant field assistance working directly with customer personnel on site.

Headquartered in West Point, Pa., company has facilities in Santa Ana, Calif.; Punta Santiago, P.R.; Paris, France; Orpington, England; West Germany, Singapore, and Japan.


Supplies liquid colors, including ones that comply with FDA regulations. Liquids can also contain uv stabilizers, blowing agents, lubricants, antioxidants, etc. Company also offers a flushed line of nondusting 50% pigment dispersions suitable for all thermoplastics.


Manufactures color and additive concentrates, specializing in blown film, blow molding, injection molding, and sheet extrusion. Company has manufacturing facilities in Brampton, Ontario and Morristown, Tenn.


Canadian firm that specializes in custom color concentrates and dry color for all thermoplastic resins. Manufactures custom additive packages and specialty thermoplastic color concentrates, including pearlescents, fluorescents, phosphorescents and metallics. Computer-assisted color matching and quality control programs ensures cost-effective "best" matches under all light conditions and maintenance of accuracy and reproducibility batch-to-batch in production.


Supplies a complete line of its Raven carbon blacks for both pigment and conductive applications and for uv protection. Its Ultra carbon blacks are high purity grades. Conductex 975 Ultra and SC Ultra are recommended for conductive applications. Raven 2000 is recommended for high-jettness plastics applications and Raven 430 for high-quality concentrates. Raven C Ultra is recommended for uv protection.

Company also supplies Mapico yellow, red, and black iron oxides in a range of shades plus a unique line of heat-stable tan pigments.

CONAP CONAP Consejo Nacional de Areas Protegidas (Guatemala) , INC.

The Conap DS-1830 Series of color pastes contains inorganic pigments to provide resistance to heat and light. It is compatible with epoxy and urethane systems. These new color dispersions have been designed to mix in equally well with either low- or high-viscosity systems.


Pigment pastes are supplied for use in polyester molding compounds and gel coats. Features are said to include good handling properties, high compatibility, full color development with minimal mixing, light and weather stability, absence of solvents, stable color in molding, a minimal effect on cure rate or catalyzed pot life. A wide variety of tints reportedly may be obtained by adding white without changing the above characteristics.


Offers a broad spectrum of color concentrates and powders for PS, ABS, SAN, PP, HDPE, and LDPE. Special products are also available for flame-retardant and uv-stabilized PS. Concentrates with letdown ratios of 100:1 are offered for styrenics, olefins, polyester, and nylon. Other products include a standard line of NEMA NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association
NEMA National Emergency Management Agency
NEMA National Emergency Management Association
NEMA Nottingham East Midlands Airport (UK) 
 colors for PE. Also see listing under Fillers.


Organic and inorganic pigments offered include low-dust lead chromate yellows and lead molybdate molybdate /mo·lyb·date/ (mah-lib´dat) any salt of molybdic acid.  oranges. The following products are available: encapsulated "Krolor" heat- and chemical-resistant types, "Watchung" BON Bon

Popular annual festival in Japan, usually observed July 13–15, in honor of the spirits of deceased family members and of all the dead. As at the New Year festival, the dead are believed to return to their birthplaces.
 and Red 2B azos, phthalocyanine greens and blues, "Dalamar" Hansa and toluidene yellows, and "Green Gold" nickel azo yellow.


Computer-matched color concentrates are supplied for PS, polyolefins, and all other thermoplastic molding and extrusion resins, including engineering plastics. They are offered in pellets that are easily handled in automatic hopper-blending equipment.


Company's line of color concentrates and compounds are supplied as micropulverized powder, granules Granules
Small packets of reactive chemicals stored within cells.

Mentioned in: Allergic Rhinitis, Allergies
, pellets, random chip, cubes, and dustless powders of classified particle size. They are used in PVC, CAB, PE, PP, TP polyesters, ABS, nylon, acrylic, polycarbonate, or other resins.

Paste concentrates are also available with such carrier vehicles as plasticizers plasticizers

mostly triaryl phosphates, such as tricresyl, triphenyl phosphates, which are poisonous. See also triorthocresyl phosphate.
, polyols, acrylics, unsaturated unsaturated /un·sat·u·rat·ed/ (un-sach´ur-at?ed)
1. not holding all of a solute which can be held in solution by the solvent.

2. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.
 polyesters, plastisols, organosols, or proprietary liquid carriers.

All products are supplied as color-matched or mono-pigments.


Offers a complete range of organic and inorganic pigments and dyes for plastics.


Daylight fluorescent pigments and dyes for plastics are supplied as follows:

* The Z- and ZQ-Pigments recommended for injection molding from 375 to 550 F.

* The S-Pigments recommended for injection molding from 320 to 550 F.

* The ZX-Pigments, extra-strength, recommended mainly for blow molding.

* The NX-Pigments, extra-strength, low plateout recommended mainly for blow molding.

* Potomac Yellow, Golden Yellow and Marigold--lightfast and heat stable dyes for PC, styrenics and acrylics.

* The 125-Series are vinyl colorants for rigid and semi-rigid PVC calendering and extrusion.

* The A- and AX-Pigments are recommended for PVC plastisols and organosols.


Company's Deerblack 5050 contains 50% carbon black colorant in an olefin olefin (ō`ləfĭn) or olefin series: see alkene.
 or alkene

Any unsaturated hydrocarbon containing one or more pairs of carbon atoms linked by a double bond (see
 carrier. It can be used to color a wide variety of thermoplastic resins and yields a good black color when used at low levels. Because of its reportedly excellent tinting strength, Deerblack 5050 is highly recommended for changing mixed colors to black.

DEGUSSA DEGUSSA Deutsche Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt (German)  CORP., PIGMENTS DIV.

Produces a wide range of high-color carbon blacks of the channel type for all types of plastics. In addition, Degussa supplies cadmium sulfide yellows, cadmium-selenium sulfide oranges and reds, which are said to be distinguished by their extreme lightfastness, heat stability, and resistance to acids and bases.


See Hysol Div.

DISCAS DISCAS Defense Intelligence Special Career Automated System , INC.

Manufactures and resells a variety of concentrates, including EVA black concentrates, pelletized masterbatches for TP elastomers, and special concentrates for the footware industry.


Manufactures color pigments for use in the plastics, printing inks and coatings industries. The range includes chrome yellow and molybdate orange pigments as well as yellow, orange and red azo pigments. Grades of chrome yellow and molybdate orange are available with improved heat stability.


Offers several grades of "Ti-Pure" titanium dioxide. These high-quality white pigments are specifically designed to provide a wide range of properties desired by the plastics compounder.


Specializes in precolored compounds, matched dry colors and color concentrates for engineering thermoplastics such as nylon, TP polyesters, and polycarbonate. Company offers particular expertise in compounding for filled and reinforced resin systems. Colorants come in quantities of 100 lb and up.


Offers a line of nonmetallic non·me·tal·lic  
1. Not metallic.

2. Chemistry Of, relating to, or being a nonmetal.

Adj. 1.
 pearlescent pearl·es·cent  
Having a pearly luster or gloss.

pearl·escence n.

Adj. 1.
 pigments under the trade name Afflair. A variety of colors and particle sizes are offered, and products are said to be non-toxic, heat-stable, nonconductive, and nonarcing.

A line of lead carbonate pigment dispersions, trademarked Iriodin, are also offered.

Industries served are plastics, coatings, and graphic arts.


Color concentrates are supplied for use in PP and PE. Epolene, low-molecular-weight polyolefin waxes are also offered as raw materials for making color concentrates. Eastobrite OB-1 is used as an optical brightener in PE, nylon, PET, PVC and PS.


Company's bone black pigments are specialty products reportedly characterized by high masstone, easy dispersibility, low oil absorption and low cost. They are available as dry powder for incorporation into most plastic resin systems, e.g., vinyls, polyesters, urethanes, epoxies and acrylics.

A new grade, Cosmic Black FCG-1, has been approved by the FDA for food-contact applications. Product reportedly meets Foods Chemicals Codex codex

Manuscript book, especially of Scripture, early literature, or ancient mythological or historical annals. The earliest type of manuscript in the form of a modern book (i.e.
 specifications, and is consistent with section 175.300 (B)(1) for use in resinous and polymeric coatings.


Custom colorant and additive compound manufacturer produces pellet concentrates, Color Flo liquid dispersions, and dry colors (unitized or bulk). Concentrates and liquid colors are produced for most thermoplastics, including engineering resins. A line of FDA-acceptable colorants is available in all three forms. The company is capable of handling color concentrates and liquid systems in all sizes.


Offers inorganic pigments such as cadmium lithopones and toners, chrome yellows and molybdate oranges. Lines of high-temperature mixed metal oxides, trademarked Meteor Colors, and titanate ti·tan·ate  
A salt or ester of titanic acid.
 pigments are also available.

Organic pigments include diarylide yellows and orange, dianisidine orange, dinitroaniline orange, permanent 2B reds, pigment scarlet, BON reds, Red Lake C, pyrazolone red, lithol rubine, as well as phthalocyanine blues and greens.


Custom color concentrates for PE, PS, PP and ABS are offered for injection molding and extrusion. UV stabilizers, antioxidants, lubricants and mold-release agents can be included.


Offers epoxy, polyester and silicone paste color concentrates, in both organic and inorganic pigments:

* Epoxy--the liquid-resin vehicle for epoxy paste reportedly will not plasticize plas·ti·cize  
tr. & intr.v. plas·ti·cized, plas·ti·ciz·ing, plas·ti·ciz·es
To make or become plastic.

 epoxy compounds.

* The polyester paste is 100% solid and reportedly offers low viscosity and rapid wetting without plasticizing polyester resins.

* The silicone paste is thermally stable, relatively inert, noncorrosive, and compatible with most silicone rubber systems.

Company's color paste concetrates are laboratory-controlled to ensure uniformity of color, dispersion, viscosity, and fineness of grind.


High-performance inorganic pigments are available for use with most thermoplastic and thermoset resin systems. The line includes cadmium pigments (yellow through maroon), cobalt blues and greens, chrome-iron-zinc browns, chrome-copper blacks, nickel titanate yellows, and chrome titanate yellows. A certain number of these pigments are designated as heavy-metal-free.


Manufactures liquid colorants for thermoplastics. Special products include transparent dyes, fluorescent, metallic, and pearlescent colors. Colors can be incorporated into a liquid carrier designed for injection molding or extrusion for PE, PP, PS, ABS, nylon, PC, acetal, and other resins.


Offers thermoplastic color concentrates in pellet, liquid, and powder form for use in PP, PE, PS (g-p, impact, and flame-retardant), and ABS (g-p, transparent, and flame-retardant).

Company's line of concentrates for flame-retardant resins contains more than 20 colors, including the wood tones commonly used in TV cabinets. Concentrates can be specifically formulated for use with flame-retardant impact PS and reportedly do not affect the resin's UL flammability rating.

Liquid-color dispersions are available due to the company's acquisition of Rosemar Industries.

Concentrates for food-packaging materials are FDA-approved.

Additive concentrates are available with uv stabilizers, slip or antiblock agents, antistats, antioxidants, nucleating agents, and special lubricants. Products are shipped in bulk, gaylords, or bags.


Color paste dispersions are supplied in an extensive range of shades for epoxies, polyesters, urethanes, silicones, etc. Custom and stock colors are available. Dispersions are reportedly temperature-stable and nonreactive.


Supplies a complete line of pigment paste concentrates, finely ground and dispersed in a vehicle compatible with polyester, epoxies and vinyl plastisols.


Custom-color house specializes in dry color blends and color concentrates that provide thermoplastics with uv protection, temperature stability, and nonreactivity. Antioxidant antioxidant, substance that prevents or slows the breakdown of another substance by oxygen. Synthetic and natural antioxidants are used to slow the deterioration of gasoline and rubber, and such antioxidants as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), butylated hydroxytoluene  clarifying and lubricating additives also are available. ACS (Asynchronous Communications Server) See network access server.  color computer, plus hard disk storage of all process formulas, assures quality and batch-to-batch repeatability. FDA matches are available. JIT-compatible delivery programming and fast turn-around on orders up to 80,000 lb--and as small as 5 lb.

Company also offers a "universal" color concentrate for use in all resins, including styrenes, ABS, polyethylene and polypropylene. Dry color is provided in standard and low-dusting versions. Company is equipped to handle difficult and fluorescent matches, high-gloss products and other special requirements. Material is shipped in bulk, gaylords or bags. Company serves extruders, rotational molders, blow molders and injection molders.


Manufactures color concentrates,dry colors, additive concentrates and custom compounds for all thermoplastic materials thermoplastic materials

materials used in making casts for broken limbs. Malleable when warmed in hot water or heated with a hairdrier, very quick setting and very strong, e.g. Hexcelite.


See Avecor, Inc. and Colonial Rubber Works, Inc.


Offers a complete line of Stan-Tone dispersions. Both organic and inorganic pigments are dispersed in a variety of vehicles, including ester plasticizers, polyethers, polyesters, epoxy, ESO ESO European Southern Observatory
ESO Educación Secundaria Obligatoria (Spain: compulsory secondary education)
ESO European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere
ESO Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
, PVC, and PU. Custom products and color matching services are available.


Organic pigment toners and high-solids presscakes for plastics include phthalo blue and green, diarylide and Hansa-type yellows, and various azo oranges and reds. Inorganic transparent iron oxides reportedly screen out harmful uv radiation and are said to help meet FDA requirements for food contact and provide an inexpensive means for pigmenting plastic bottles, medicine vials, film, and fiber.

Primatone colors, a line of pigments flushed in an unsaturated polyester vehicle, are recommended for pigmenting gel coats and fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic and thermoset resins. Reported advantages include higher gloss, brightness, tinting strength, cleanliness, and degree of dispersion over traditional three-roll-milled color systems.

Auracote flushed color, a line of pigments dispersed in PVC plasticizer plas·ti·ciz·er  
Any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to make or keep them soft or pliable.

plasticizer or -ciser
, are intended for plastisols and flexible vinyls and are said to offer advantages in degree of dispersion, high gloss, and economy.

Microspin colors are a line of nondusting, free-flowing, powdered, resin-encased pigment particles, recommended for thermoplastics. These are also available in an F series, said to meet certain FDA requirements for use in contact with food.

Company also markets ultramarine ultramarine, blue pigment used chiefly as a coloring material and as a bluing agent. A double silicate of sodium and aluminum with some sulfur, it is prepared commercially from kaolin, sulfur, soda ash, and other inexpensive ingredients. , chromium oxide green, anticorrosive pigments, chrome yellow, and moly moly

herb given by Hermes to Odysseus to ward off Circe’s spells. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]

See : Protection
 orange dry colors made in Spain by Nubiola S.A.


Produces a wide range of organic pigments and melt-soluble dyes for plastic applications. A complete range of plastic color concentrates are available for the melt coloration col·or·a·tion  
1. Arrangement of colors.

2. The sum of the beliefs or principles of a person, group, or institution.
 of polypropylene, polyester, and nylon fibers. The organic pigments include a range of yellows and reds with heat stability suitable for replacement of many inorganic pigments. Also included are the well known quinacridone reds, perylene reds, phthalocyanine blues or greens, and diarylide yellows and oranges.


Manufactures a line of environmentally friendly dust-free, free-flowing, encapsulated pigment dispersions of polymers and rubbers. Product comes in small, spherical beads.


Distributes inorganic pigments, including titanium dioxide, zirconium zirconium (zərkō`nēəm), metallic chemical element; symbol Zr; at. no. 40; at. wt. 91.22; m.p. about 1,852°C;; b.p. 4,377°C;; sp. gr. 6.5 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, or +4.  oxides and iron oxides.


Both thermal and furnace grades of carbon black are offered as colorants and fillers for plastics. Electrically resistive resistive /re·sis·tive/ (re-zis´tiv) pertaining to or characterized by resistance.  and conductive carbon blacks are also manufactured.


Polytrend EST EST electroshock therapy.

electroshock therapy
 series paste dispersions are designed for coloring polyester sheet and bulk molding compounds as well as gel coats. Vehicle is a specially designed, unsaturated yet stable resin, said to be completely reactive and widely compatible with polyesters. As a result, this series of colorants reportedly has minimal effects on physical properties of molded parts and permits great latitude in use level for producing colors from pastels to deep tones. These products reportedly also can be used in epoxies, castable urethanes, RIM, rigid PVC and polyolefin applications.


Supplies a complete selection of epoxy color dispersions.

ICI (language) ICI - An extensible, interpretated language by Tim Long with syntax similar to C. ICI adds high-level garbage-collected associative data structures, exception handling, sets, regular expressions, and dynamic arrays.  AMERICAS, INC.

Offers a complete line of phthalocyanine green pigment toners and high-solids presscakes in 10 shades for all resin types. Included in this range are shades said to be the bluest and yellowest greens commercially available. Indanthrone vat blue is offered for use in specialty applications. Waxoline polymer-soluble dyes for use in acrylics and styrenics are also offered.


Produces color concentrates and organic pigments. The color concentrates are geared for three specific market areas: automotive, fibers, and general plastics uses. In the automotive area, CAB, and PP color concentrates are available. In the fibers area, custom concentrates are produced for acrylic, cellulose acetate, PP, nylon, and polyester. Color concentrates are also available for PP ribbon and slit film.

Organic pigments for plastics include a complete azo line as well as flavantrone, indanthrone, diazo di·az·o  
Relating to or containing a pair of bonded nitrogen atoms, one of which is also bonded to an aromatic hydrocarbon.

Adj. 1. diazo - relating to or containing diazonium
, quinacridone, and phthalocyanine blue and green types. Presscake form is also available to producers of color concentrates. Company has added a new concentrate line, trademarked Polyflo. New high-performance pigments in universal dry color concentrates are said to be particulary heat and light resistant.


Firm produces a complete line of pigment paste concentrates suitable for use in polyester or epoxy systems. In addition, a complete line of colorants is offered, predispersed in a polyester vehicle, which reportedly offers outstanding compatibility with polyesters, epoxies, and vinyl ester resins. Company particularly recommends products for polyester sheet and bulk molding compounds, due to reported high quality and reproducibility.

JOHNSON MATTHEY INC. (JMI JMI Java Metadata Interface (Sun Microsystems)
JMI Japan Market Intelligence
JMI James Madison Institute
JMI Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship (Florida State University) 
) PIGMENTS DEPT dept department .

Offers a complete line of cadmium pigments, mixed metal oxide pigments, ceramic colors, cobalt pigments, and transparent iron oxides.


Offers titanium dioxide pigments, trademarked Unitane. Unitane OR-450 and OR-460 are produced by the chloride process, and can be used in vinyls, polyolefins, ABS, polystyrene, and acrylics, for both molding and extrusion. Products are listed with the NSF NSF - National Science Foundation  (National Sanitation Foundation).


Tronox titanium dioxide opaque white pigments are made in several grades for plastics use:

* Tronox CR-800 pigment is designed for general use where a yellow undertone is desired. It is chemically equivalent to CR-800 PG, which has a smaller particle size.

* Tronox CR-800 is said to disperse easily, is recommended for general use, and has a blue-white tint.

* Tronox CR-834 pigment is recommended for high tint strength and resistance to yellowing. It is said to be easily dispersed and has a blue-white masstone.

* Tronox CR-822 is recommended for PVC formulations and reportedly offers maximum outdoor durability.


Company produces various colorants for plastics, including:

* A complete line of specially selected organic pigments.

* FDA-certified pigments and dyes for use in food, drug, and cosmetic packaging.

* A complete line of cadmium toners and lithopone lith·o·pone  
A white pigment consisting of a mixture of zinc sulfide, zinc oxide, and barium sulfate.

[litho- + Greek ponos, toil, product; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
 pigments offering high heat and light resistance.

* Dry color matching in bulk and unit packaging.


Reportedly the only producer of cadmium pigments in Canada. At present, yellows and oranges, both toners and lithopones, are manufactured in Montreal. These products are said to be particularly suitable for all types of plastics because of their high heat and light stability.

The full line of organic pigments produced by H. Kohnstamm of New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 is available through Kohnstamm, Inc. This includes a full line of FDA-certified colors for use in food, drug and cosmetic packaging.

Color-matched blends of dry colors are also offered.


Dual-purpose color pastes, available in 14 standard colors, are recommended for both polyester and epoxy resins and compounds.


(Formerly NL Chemicals, Inc.) Offers titanium dioxide pigments for plastics. For high brightness, tinting strength and blue color tone, Titanox 2073 is recommended. Both Titanox 2101 and 2160 promote good weathering characteristics, minimize chalking and gloss loss, and maximize retention of color and physicals. Titanox 2020 is for plastisols. The anatase an·a·tase  
A rare blue or light yellow to brown crystalline mineral, the rarest of three forms of titanium dioxide, TiO2, used as a pigment, especially in paint.
 grades, Titanox 1070 and 1072, are recommended for fiber delustering.


Offers color concentrates dispersed in polystyrene, CAB, CA, CAP, polyethylene, ABS, SAN, acrylic, and vinyl resins. Concentrates also are produced on a custom basis.

The high pigment loadings of the concentrates, along with the degree of dispersion that is obtained, reportedly enables the user to reduce the amount of concentrate needed to obtain a given color or shade.


Supplies heat-resistant dry color pigments for LLDPE, HDPE, PS, PP, PVC, and ABS through a national network of warehousing representatives.

Lansco pigments include lightfast mixed metal oxide yellows, blues, greens, and blacks; chrome yellows and molybdate oranges; iron oxide reds; special tans, browns, blacks, and yellows; ultramarine blues; and chromium green oxides. For applications not requiring high heat stability, a full range of inorganic colors as well as organic toluidine toluidine Toxicology An aniline analogue used today to dye, and to manufacture chemicals  red, hansa yellow, and DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
 or deoxyribonucleic acid

One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes.
 orange are offered.


Formerly a division of Harwick Chemical Corp., product line includes dry colors (free flowing and micronized); color concentrates for PE, PP, ABS, SAN, nylon, PVC and high-impact PS; colorants (dry and concentrate) for automotive applications; and USDA-and FDA-approved colorants. Also offered are specialty products, pearlescents, metallics, phosphorescents, fluorescents and mottle mot·tle  
tr.v. mot·tled, mot·tling, mot·tles
To mark with spots or blotches of different shades or colors.

1. A spot or blotch of color.

2. A variegated pattern, as on marble.

Company also offers computer color-matching services. Concentrates containing flame-retardant additives and uv stabilizers are also available. A free custom color-matching service is offered.


Pigment paste concentrates are high-solids-content dispersions of finely ground pigments in a reactive vehicle for use in coloring unsaturated polyesters, epoxy and polyurethanes. In general, pigments selected have high heat and light stability. Pigment pastes are consistent in pigment concentration, color, and grind so that batch-to-batch color matches are said to be readily obtained.


Supplies metallic pigments: bronze, copper, and aluminum powders and pastes are offered in various shades of gold and bronze. Both powders and pastes include grades of gold bronze, specialty, tarnish tarnish,
n 1. surface discoloration or loss of luster by metals. Under oral conditions, it often results from hard and soft deposits.
2. a chemical process by which a metal surface is discolored or its luster destroyed.
 resistant, and copper industrial powders. A line of 14 different grades of aluminum pastes and powders in particle sizes ranging from 25 to 6 microns is also available.

MRS MRS - Modifiable Representation System.

An integration of logic programming into Lisp.

["A Modifiable Representation System", M. Genesereth et al, HPP 80-22, CS Dept Stanford U 1980].

Offers pigment dispersions for coloring PVC plastisols, urethanes, epoxies, calendered cal·en·der  
A machine in which paper or cloth is made smooth and glossy by being pressed through rollers.

tr.v. cal·en·dered, cal·en·der·ing, cal·en·ders
 PVC film, and injection molded thermoplastics. Custom dispersions of colors or other additives in liquid vehicles are available. Also offered is a complete line of colored nontoxic powders and dispersions for PVC compounds.

MARCO MARCO Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation
MARCO Maritime Consulting
MARCO Massachusetts Association of Community Rehabilitation Organizations, Inc. (formerly MARF) 

Specializes in custom color concentrates and dry color for thermoplastics. Colorants are offered for most engineering resins and all applications, including precoloring of customer supplied resins. Other additives, such as lubricants, slip agents, fragrance, blowing agents, antioxidants, and uv stabilizers, can be incorporated with pigments for multifunctional concentrates. Computerized color matching and quality control is also offered.

Company has added two new production lines to compound engineering resins, i.e., gloss, talc, etc.


Offers dry color and color concentrates for PE, PS, PP, ABS and SAN. Sells to pharmaceuticals, medical, housewares and cosmetics industries.


Offers color concentrates in small batches or large amounts. A computerized color matching service and quality control is available.


Offers reflective aluminum and metallic polyester color glitters and sparkles for incorporation into plastic resins.


Company's Mearlin and Mearlite line of pearlescent pigments includes a range of lusters from soft satin to high brilliance, and particle sizes with textures ranging from smooth to sparkled. In addition to standard white pearl lusters, the line includes a series of nonmetallic silver, gold, copper, bronze and "antique" colors. These pigments are reportedly nonreative, nontoxic, nontarnishing and nonarcing, and come in powders for easy handling and blending, as well as paste formulations. They are widely used in thermoplastics and in surface coatings on plastic and other substrates.

Company also manufactures a complete range of other synthetic pearl pigments, including exterior grades, as well as natural pearl essence.


Metre-Chrome 1500 series liquid epoxy color dispersions originally developed for in-house custom formulation, are now available as a product line. Specially pulverized pul·ver·ize  
v. pul·ver·ized, pul·ver·iz·ing, pul·ver·iz·es
1. To pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust.

2. To demolish.

, heat and chemical-resistant organic and inorganic pigments are dispersed in pure epoxy resin. The colorants are said to provide smooth, even textures, be compatible with virtually any epoxy formulation, and reportedly do not require high-speed dispersion equipment. The dispersions are packaged in all sizes from half pints to drums.


Offers a wide range of color concentrates for polyolefins, PP, PS, SAN, ABS, vinyl, TP elastomers, and PVDF fluoropolymers, specializing in custom-designed formulations to comply with USDA and FDA requirements for food, drug and cosmetic packaging. Colors are formulated to customer specifications, utilizing a computer color-matching system. Additive packages can include lubricants, antistats, uv stabilizers, and antioxidants. Concentrates are supplied in granular and pelletized form from 50 lb to truckload quantities.


Supplies reactive liquid colorants for polyurethane. Trademarked Reactint, line is said to comprise low viscous, homogeneous products that are easy to handle.

A new line of transparent colorants for polyolefins has been recently introduced. Colors are reportedly bright, clear, nonbleeding, none tractable tractable

easy to manage; tolerable.
, and nonnucleating when used at recommended levels.

Colorants are also available for PVC and PET.


Inorganic pigment line includes a full assortment of synthetic and natural iron oxides designed for maximum ease of dispersion and a line of high-heat stable browns and tans especially formulated for thermoplastics. The latter are noncadmium types and reportedly offer cost savings over cadmium sulfide pigments. They are recommended for PVC, PE, PS, polycarbonate and for PP, when used with proper stabilization. Three types are available: standard, FDA, and electrical grades. Comparable types are also produced in high-heat stable olive greens.


Offers an extensive range of organic pigments and dyes for plastics. Macrolex dyes are said to offer heat stability, high tinting strength, and clean shades. Suited for engineering thermoplastics, Macrolex dyes may be used with opacifying agents to replace heavy-metal pigments. Ceres oil dyes may be used to color waxes and polymers processed at intermediate temperatures. The Ceres dyes reportedly offer economy, brilliant shades, and high tinting strength.

High-performance organic pigments include a full range of perylenes from red to maroon, quinacridone reds, magentas and violets, specialty yellows and oranges, and phthalocyanine blues and greens. Classical organic pigments with lower fastness properties than the high-performance types include 2B Red, pyrazolone reds and oranges, diarylide yellow, Red Lake C, alizarin alizarin (əlĭz`ərĭn), or 1,2-dihydroxyanthraquinone, mordant vegetable dye obtained originally from the root of the madder plant (Rubia tinctorum), in which it occurs as a glucoside.  maroon and lithol rubine.


Thermoplastic compounder specializing in carbon black concentrates in a variety of polymers. A line of conductive compounds containing carbon black are also available. Flame retardants, fillers, single pigments, and other additives are compounded on a custom basis.


See Bee Chemical Co.


See Kronos, Inc.

NJZ NJZ No Job Zots (gaming, Simcity 4)  COLORS, INC. SUB. OF THE NEW JERSEY ZINC CO.

Inorganic pigments offered are chrome yellows, primrose yellows, and molybdate oranges.


See Hilton-Davis Chemical Co.


Supplies Duragold and Infigold, metallic bronze pigments, said to be chemical- and tarnish-resistant for applications requiring outdoor durability. Due to reportedly excellent heat stability, they are recommended for internal coloring of cast extruded and molded thermoplastic and thermosetting resins. These pigments neither affect nor are affected by the usual polymerization catalysts or exotherms and are generally recommended for acrylics, both casting syrups and molding powders, nylons, polycarbonates, epoxies, urethanes, polyesters, PE, PP, both plastisol and extrusion vinyl, ABS, and PS. Aluminum pigments are also available.

PDI PDI Protein Disulfide Isomerase
PDI Personal Docente e Investigador (Spanish: Personal Educational and Investigating)
PDI Pre Delivery Inspection
PDI Professional Development Institute

Manufactures a complete range of liquid and paste color concentrates for all thermoplastics and thermosets and supplies a diversified line of processing additives that can be incorporated into the color dispersions or sold separately. The colorants consist of pigments dispersed and finely ground into a range of six standard vehicles that are compatible with thermoplastics, polyester, epoxies, urethane polyester, urethane polyethers, plasticizer, and other resin systems. For proprietary systems the company will use customer's vehicle or devise an alternative product.

Pigments available include heat-stable light-stable, organic, inorganic, FDA, pearlescent, and flourescent types. All pigments are roll-milled to wet-out individual particles into colloidal suspension for high loadings (30% to 85% pigment), high letdown ratios, and maximum tinctorial tinctorial /tinc·to·ri·al/ (tingk-tor´e-al) pertaining to dyeing or staining.

Relating to coloring or staining.
 strength. Additives available include heat stabilizers, light stabilizers, mold release agents, blowing agents; antistats, and flame retardants.

For injection molding, blow molding, and extruding thermoplastics, PDI manufactures a peristaltic liquid-color pump. Single-pigment base colors are maintained in stock for custom blending color matches rapidly in any quantity, as small as 5 gal. All colors are computer color matched by spectrophotometer spectrophotometer, instrument for measuring and comparing the intensities of common spectral lines in the spectra of two different sources of light. See photometry; spectroscope; spectrum.  for batch-to-batch consistency and to identify the pigment combination that produces any given color for the lowest possible cost.

PMS (Pantone Matching System) A color matching system that has a unique number assigned to more than 500 different colors and shades. This standard for the printing industry has been built into many graphics and desktop publishing programs to ensure color accuracy.  CONSOLIDATED

Manufactures an entire line of colorants and additive dispersions for thermoplastics and thermosets. Company's production and color-matching laboratory facilities are at Somerset, N.J.; Norwalk, Ohio; Elk Grove Village Elk Grove Village, village (1990 pop. 33,429), Cook and Du Page counties, NE Ill., a suburb of Chicago; inc. 1956. With a population of c.100 at the time of its establishment on open farmland, the village has grown dramatically and steadily, largely because of its , Ill.; Fort Worth, Tex.; Buford, Ga.; Gastonia, N.C.; Coral Springs, Fla.; St. Peters, Mo.; Gardena, Calif.; Carolina, Puerto Rico Carolina (kah-ro-LEE-nah) is a city located in the northern part of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean; north of Gurabo and Juncos; east of Trujillo Alto and San Juan; and west of Canóvanas and Loíza. ; and Florence, Ky.

Dry colorants are finely pulverized for use in all thermoplastics and are compatible in most thermoplastic molding and extruding processes. They are available in a complete range of conventional shades as well as pearlescents, phosphorescents, metallics, and flourescents. Dry colorants can be economically produced in small quantities and are available in bulk containers or in preweighed packages to provide easy handling for in-plant batch blending. Pigments are also provided with free-flow additive for use in dry-color metering equipment.

Color concentrates are suitable for use in most thermoplastics, including PE, PP, PS, ABS, SAN, nylon and PVC. They are provided in a wide spectrum of colors and can incorporate such additives as uv stabilizers, antioxidants, and fire retardants. Applications include injection molding, blow molding, foam molding, extrusion of film, profiles, and sheet. The concentrates can be formulated to meet customer specifications for pellet dimensions, letdown ratios, and FDA and USDA regulatory certifications.

Reportedly offering the advantages of color concentrates and the economy of dry colorants, Freez-Dri flake and bar stock colors are said to give optimum control of color quality and consistency in virtually all thermoplastics; product is normally used at a 100:1 letdown ratio. A new formulation is available for vinyl siding applications. Bar stock is metered in precise amounts at the throat of processing machinery by the company's patented dispenser, the Micronizer. Flake can be metered by the B-3 Feeder from PMS or by other automatic color-proportioning systems.

Liquid and paste color dispersions are custom formulated for use in various thermoplastic and thermoset resins and can be used in cell and continuous acrylic sheet casting, polyester SMC/BMC, coatings, thermoplastic processes, and reinforced-plastic pipe casting. Products are said to be designed to prevent settling during storage and are also available with additives such as uv stabilizers, antioxidants, blowing agents, and antistats.


Offers liquid colorants for epoxy and urethane resin systems.


Organic solvent dyes are offered in yellow, orange, red, brown, blue, and black.


Manufactures dry color, pellet concentrates and precolor for ABS, PS, SAN, PP, PE, acrylic, Dow's Rovel, flexible and rigid PVC, and flame-retardant compounds. Custom color matches are offered for injection molders, blow molders, sheet extruders and film extruders. Concentrates can be designed to comply with FDA and USDA requirements. Lot sizes range from 50 lb to truckloads.


Concentrated pigment dispersions are supplied in these vehicles: vinyl homopolymers and copolymers, plasticizers, nylon, cellulosics, acrylics, polyester, epoxy, urethane, and chlorinated chlorinated /chlo·ri·nat·ed/ (klor´i-nat?ed) treated or charged with chlorine.


charged with chlorine.

chlorinated acids
some, e.g.


Manufactures color dispersions for vinyl, acrylic, butyrate butyrate /bu·ty·rate/ (bu´ti-rat) a salt, ester, or anionic form of butyric acid.

A salt or ester of butyric acid.


a salt of butyric acid.
, urethane, and epoxy systems. Available dispersions and concentrates include KXV color chips for vinyl systems, 18-000 very soft pigment pastes for epoxy resins, and plasticizer pigment pastes for organosols and plastisols.


Color concentrate pellets are supplied for nearly all thermoplastics, either from standard colors in stock or by custom color matching. Company specializes in colors for high-temperature engineering plastics. Concentrates are available for all types of nylon 66: natural, impact modified, filled and glass-reinforced.


Paste and liquid dispersions of inorganic and organic pigments are supplied for coloring polyester, urethane, phenolic phe·no·lic
Of, relating to, containing, or derived from phenol.

Any of various synthetic thermosetting resins, obtained by the reaction of phenols with simple aldehydes and used as adhesives.
, epoxy, acrylic, and PVC. Custom color-matched dispersions are offered in polyester, epoxy, DOP DOP

In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Dominican Republic Peso.

The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion.
, DIDP DIDP Diisodecyl Phthalate (plasticizer) , polyols and custom host vehicles. Consideration is given to special needs in meeting FDA, OSHA OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a branch of the US Department of Labor responsible for establishing and enforcing safety and health standards in the workplace.
, EPA EPA eicosapentaenoic acid.

eicosapentaenoic acid

EPA, See acid, eicosapentaenoic.

 or other regulations.

The Chromaflo low-viscosity line is for fiberglass-reinforced composites. Products carry pigment levels equal to those of standard dispersions, but offer pumpable/pourable viscosities. A stable black paste dispersion reportedly provides extended shelf life for SMC SMC Saint Mary's College
SMC Santa Monica College
SMC Solaris Management Console
SMC Smooth Muscle Cell
SMC Small Magellanic Cloud (also see LMC)
SMC Safety Management Certificate (maritime shipping) 
 and BMC (BMC Software, Inc., Houston, TX, A leading supplier of software that supports and improves the availability, performance, and recovery of applications in complex computing environments.  polyester compounds.

Other additives can be custom dispersed to meet pumping and metering requirements. Specific batch weights are packaged to eliminate handling, weighing and waste. Soluble packages of given pigment weight are available for polyester systems.


Manufactures custom-matched colorants, including concentrates (pellets or pulverized, low-dusting type) and both liquid and dry colors for use in all thermoplastics, including engineering resins. Color concentrates are said to be especially formulated to exhibit high flow and maximum dispersion characteristics and are available in letdown ratios as high as 100:1. Also, Color Crystals in chip form are available as all-purpose carriers for all types of resins with reportedly excellent color dispersion.

Additional ingredients such as blowing agents, antioxidants, flame retardants, slip and antiblock agents, and uv light absorbers can be included to meet specifications.

Complete technical service and production facilities are located in Memphis, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Texas; and Henderson, Ky.

PLASTICS COLOR-CHIP, INC. DIV. PMC (1) See Portable Media Center.

(2) (PCI Mezzanine Card) A PCI-based mezzanine card that is widely adapted to VMEbus, CompactPCI and PCI cards.

With facilities in Somerset, N.J., Asheboro, N.C., and Calumet City, Ill., company offers colorants for styrenics and polyolefins:

* Colorants and additives are selected to conform to customers' specific needs such as FDA, nonheavy metals, organic and inorganic pigments, plus processing aids and select additives.

* Concentrates for thermoplastic materials are engineered to supply the desired color, while providing the stability required in the end product.

* Fine-grind micropulverized dry colors offer economy with the optional convenience of unitized quantities, eliminating the need to weigh color in the manufacturing plant, and are said to be a viable alternative to concentrates, particularly on small production runs.

Products are used in a variety of manufacturing processes, including film, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding and roto molding.


Color concentrates, including blacks and whites, are manufactured for use in molding and extrusion. Custom matching is available for PS, ABS, PE, and PP. Certain stock color concentrates are also offered.


Highly, concentrated pigment pastes are compatible with both polyester and epoxy systems. These pastes reportedly have good lightfastness and high letdown, as well as ease of dispersion.


Offers pigment dispersion pastes in plasticizers, resins, and solvents for the following PVC and PU products and processes: calendered vinyl film, plastisol coated fabrics, plastisol molded products, polyurethane coated fabrics and films, and polyurethane and PVC foams.


Offers colorants in dry color, liquid, and pellet concentrate forms for most thermoplastic resins and all major processes. In-plant computerization com·put·er·ize  
tr.v. com·put·er·ized, com·put·er·iz·ing, com·put·er·iz·es
1. To furnish with a computer or computer system.

2. To enter, process, or store (information) in a computer or system of computers.
 aids in color matching, response time, and production quality control.

Additives can be added to customer specifications, complying with various federal specifications including FDA, UL, and OSHA.


Produces color concentrates and dry color blends for almost all thermoplastics. Formulations are custom designed for resin and application; additive packages can be added as desired to most formulations.

Company has introduced a new product called "Color Spheres," said to be a very concentrated, very fine pellet designed for maximum color dispersion and distributive mixing. Typical letdown ratios are 300:1 to 100:1.


Supplies elastomeric-based color concentrates in HDPE, PP, EVA, and SBS See Small Business Server.  (Kraton), as well as natural and precolored thermoplastic elastomers.


Distributes a complete line of commercially available dyes and specializes in solvent colors.


See USI Div.

RTP (1) (Rapid Transport Protocol) The protocol used in IBM's High Performance Routing (HPR) system.

(2) (Realtime Transport Protocol) An IP protocol that supports real time transmission of voice and video.

Offers precolored resins to match customer specifications, color concentrates for most major resin in any quantity, blends of resin pellets and color concentrate that are factory-blended and ready to process, and dry colors in bulk and smaller packages.


Offers a complete line of fluorescent pigments.


See Lilly-Ram Industries.


See Stanchem.


Offers custom formulated color and additive concentrates for thermoplastics molding and extrusion. Colorants cover a range of pigments with special emphasis placed on FDA-approved and UL-approved systems. Company specializes in custom designed colorants for engineered or performance resins and offers multifunctional concentrates that combine color with other additives, such as uv stabilizers, antistats, antiblack agents, lubricants, and others.


Offers a full line of color master-batch and dry pigment systems. Research department has developed a super-dry colorant, master-batches for rigid PVC bottle blowing, cable master-batches, and additives for property enhancement. Also available are multifunctional master-batch compounds with additives such as antistatic Eliminating or reducing static electricity. See static electricity, antistatic bag, antistatic device, antistatic liquid and antistatic wristband. , uv-absorption and antioxidant properties, conductors, flame retardants, fillers, and modifiers.


Complete line of plasticized colorant pastes of aluminum flake pigments in DIDP or other vehicles can be customized to meet individual requirements. Products range from extremely fine, high-coverage aluminum flakes to coarser, brighter flakes. Plasticized pastes are said to be cleaner, safer and easier to handle than dry flake powders.


Manufactures custom-matched liquid and dry colorants for most applications: injection molding, blow molding and extrusion.

Liquid color products are supplied in 5-gal pails and 30-gal drums and dry colors in bulk or unitized packaging. Organic and inorganic pigments are dispersed in company's own proprietary liquid vehicle. Additives such as lubricants, mold releases, antistats, blowing agents, uv stabilizers, antioxidants and heat stabilizers are provided with or without colorants. A color computer is used for color matching and quality control.


See Ferro Corp.


Offers Color-Max pourable liquid dispersions of pigments in DOP, other plasticizers, or solvents. Tradenamed Color-Max, products reportedly can be quickly and easily blended with plastisols and organosols and are said to be well suited for liquid color metering in injection molding and extrusion.

SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.

(2) See supply chain management.

Inorganic pigment line includes Tiona (registered) titanium dioxide (rutile rutile, mineral, one of three forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2; see titanium). It occurs in crystals, often in twins or rosettes, and is typically brownish red, although there are black varieties.  and anatase), reportedly excellent for tinting strength and hiding power, in addition to cadmium pigments (pure and lithophone).

Company's Cadmolith line of colors are red and yellow lithopone cadmium sulfides and selenides offering good hiding power, good resistance to light and heat, as well as inertness and insolubility in organic media.

Cadmium sulfides and sulfo-selenides are full-strength yellows, oranges, reds and maroons especially recommended for use in color concentrates. Tinting strength and hiding power are said to be double those of lithopone types and are recommended for coloring film and sheet when minimum pigment content and maximum opacity Refers to being "opaque," which means to prevent light from shining through. For example, in an image editing program, the opacity level for some function might range from completely transparent (0) to completely opaque (100).  are needed.

Plastics, synthetic fibers and coatings are primary applications.


Products include:

* Sandorin pigments--a range of high quality organic pigments with all-round properties and reportedly excellent fastness to light and weathering.

* Graphtol pigments--a range of organic pigments with reportedly good all-round properties, good to excellent fastness to light and weathering, depending on the product.

* Estofil S dyes--polymer-soluble dyes for the dyeing of polyester fibers in the spinning mass.

* Nitro Fast dyes--soluble dyes for transparent plastics and many miscellaneous applications.

* Leucopure EGM--an optical brightener for thermoplastics stable to 662 F. Products has FDA approval for use in polyolefins and polyethylene terephthalate Ter`eph´tha`late

n. 1. (Chem.) A salt of terephthalic acid.


Sells a line of color and additive concentrates under the Polybatch brand, as well as a line of carbon black concentrates under the Polyblak brand. Polybatch color concentrates are offered in a full range of colors and a variety of polymers. Multifunctional Polybatch types, those combining pigments, as well as a number of additives in one product, are also offered. The Polyblak concentrates contain different carbon black types at various loadings in such carriers as LDPE, LLDPE, PP, EVA, PS, and ABS.


Manufactures inorganic mixed-metal oxide pigments. Included are cobalt aluminate a·lu·mi·nate  
A chemical compound containing aluminum as part of a negative ion.

Noun 1. aluminate - a compound of alumina and a metallic oxide
 blues, cobalt chrome aluminate turquoises, cobalt titanate greens, nickel titanate yellows, chrome titanate buffs, iron titanate browns, iron-free titanate browns, copper chromite blacks, cobalt violets, and manganese violets, all supplied in dry powder form. The pigments, produced by high-temperature calcination calcination (kăl'sənā`shən), in metallurgy, process of heating solid material to drive off volatile chemically combined components, e.g., carbon dioxide. It is sometimes a step in the extraction of metals from ores.  process, are characterized by their inertness and are said to be suited to applications where stability to light, heat, weathering, and chemical attack are important. Typical applications are in rigid and flexible PVC, including vinyl siding, PE, PP, PS, nylon, ABS, polycarbonate, and reinforced plastics.


Company's Silvex silvex

a weedkiller, warranted to be safe for animals at the concentrations used to spray plants. Poisoning can be produced experimentally. Characterized by depression, anorexia, weakness especially of the hindquarters.
 line of aluminum flake pigments is manufactured specifically for plastics use. Grades are offered in a range from very fine particle size for a satin metallic appearance to larger-sized particles for a sparkle effect. When combined with transparent pigments, metallic qualities are said to result.

Product consists of aluminum flakes enveloped en·vel·op  
tr.v. en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing, en·vel·ops
1. To enclose or encase completely with or as if with a covering: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city" 
 by a suitable plasticizer or mineral oil to minimize hazards of dust, contamination, and fire. Sparkle Silvex series has small flakes that can give the brightness of coarse flakes and reportedly produce the same effects as metallic paint coatings.

Also manufactured is Silvert, a pelletized aluminum pigment concentrate containing 80% aluminum flakes encased en·case  
tr.v. en·cased, en·cas·ing, en·cas·es
To enclose in or as if in a case.

en·casement n.
 in a polymeric substance. Advantages of the product are safety, cleanliness, ease of handling, compatibility with most resins, and stability. A wide range of aluminum flake particle sizes is available.


Supplies dry colors, color concentrates and additive concentrates for all thermoplastic resins.


Supplies dyes and pigments manufactured by Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. and ICI-Francolor S.A. Offered are phthalocyanine green, phthalocyanine blue and high-performance pigments such as quinacridones, indanthrone blue, flavanthrone yellow, oxazine violet and condensed con·dense  
v. con·densed, con·dens·ing, con·dens·es
1. To reduce the volume or compass of.

2. To make more concise; abridge or shorten.

3. Physics

Also offered are Waxoline polymer soluble dyes for use in styrenics, acrylics, and ABS. Company also represents Reckitts (Colours) Ltd. of Hull, England, and supplies that company's ultramarine blue and cadmium pigments.


Offers concentrates for polypropylene and nylon fibers.


See Ferro Corp.


Produces a full range of organic pigments for the plastics industry. Pigments are available for the coloration of all common polyolefins as well as most other polymers. The product line includes azo reds and yellows, quinacridones, carbazole Carbazole is an aromatic heterocyclic organic compound. It has a tricyclic structure, consisting of two six-membered benzene ring fused on either side of a five-membered nitrogen-containing ring.  violet and phthalocyanine pigments. Also offers a line of FD&C and D&C pigments for those applications requiring certified color.

In addition to the standard dry powders, many of the pigments are also available as high-solids presscakes, presscakes, or in PE flush. All customers receive a certificate of analysis showing the color values of each lot at the time of shipment.


A broad line of dispersed inorganic pigments is available for use in silicones. Vehicles are based on silicone oils or gums.


Offers color concentrates for injection molding and all extrusion applications. Concentrates are produced for styrene and polyolefin resins, as well as resins such as rigid and flexible PVC, nylon, surlyn, hytrel, polycarbonate, acrylic and acetal. Standard colors are available for PVC and PE wire and cable applications, as well as various extrusion applications.

Another special product line is company's Color Crystals which permit high pigment loadings in a proprietary carrier. Color Crystals are reportedly very cost-effective and can usually be formulated for use with several resins. Also, specialty concentrates are available, such as stabilizers, antistat, and chemical blowing agent concentrates.


Manufactures a custom line of pigment pastes for epoxy. Products are said to be stable. Colors include white, black, yellow, red, blue, green, grey, brown, and orange.


Company's Tioxide line of titanium dioxide pigments is said to disperse easily in a variety of thermoplastics and give a high degree of whiteness, opacity and tinting strength. Undertones range from blue (FC2, FC6) to neutral (HD6X, CR40).

Grade FC6 is siloxane-treated for low moisture content and ease of dispersion. FC6, HD6X, and CR-40 are recommended for rigid PVC building products and have NSF approval for use in PVC potable potable /pot·a·ble/ (po´tah-b'l) fit to drink.

Fit to drink; drinkable.


fit to drink.
 water pipe. HD6X is designed for use at relatively high pigment concentrations, such as in opaque flexible PVC, CR 40 is recommended for colored PVC siding, profiles, and gel coats, which require high weathering resistance.

TRI TRI Toxics Release Inventory (US EPA)
TRI Touch Research Institute
TRI Taux de Rentabilité Interne (French: internal rate of return)
TRI Taux de Rentabilité Interne
TRI Tile Roofing Institute

Offers a line of concentrates, dyes and pigments. Products are available as powders or pellet dispersions in PE, PP, PS, and ABS. Color matching is done on the company's ACS computer system.


Spectrathene color concentrates are offered in stock and custom colors for most thermoplastics. They offer letdown ratios from 20:1 to over 250:1 and are said to be clean, uniform in pellet size, and suited to bulk handling and conveying.

Concentrates and compounds requiring FDA and USDA compliance are readily available. Applications include extrusion of film, sheet and profiles, extrusion coating, injection/blow molding.

Concentrates may also include other additives, such as slip and antiblock agents, uv stabilizers, blowing agents and flame retardants. Company specializes in custom formulating multifunctional concentrates to meet specific design requirements.

Company also offers a line of high-performance white concentrates for use in applications requiring non-yellowing characteristics, sub-mil and embossed em·boss  
tr.v. em·bossed, em·boss·ing, em·boss·es
1. To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.

 film and extrusion coating. These products are formulated to withstand elevated processing temperatures. Two products, XEC-8877 E1 and XEC-8892 E1, for extrusion coating and laminating of LDPE, are available for sampling. XSU XSU XML SQL Utility (Oracle)
XSU Cross Strap Unit
 8763 F9 (70% Ti[O.sub.2]) and XEC-8947 E12 (50% Ti[O.sub.2]) are copolymer-based concentrates for acid copolymer resins.


Color concentrates are supplied for a variety of thermoplastics. Company specializes in custom colorants for engineering resins, fast matching, quoting, and production deliveries. Flourescent, phosphorescent, pearlescent, and metallic concentrates are also offered, as well as additive packages including antistants, lubricants, uv inhibitors, and fragrances.


Offers a complete range of cadmium pigments, consisting of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns, both CP and lithopones, for heat-stable applications. Also available is a wide range of organic pigments including Red Lake C, Red 2B, and phthalocyanine blues. Nontoxic phosphorescent pigments for "glow-in-the-dark" applications are also offered, along with a full range of fluorescent pigments. Company specializes in custom matching shades to customer needs.

U.S. GYPSUM gypsum (jĭp`səm), mineral composed of calcium sulfate (calcium, sulfur, and oxygen) with two molecules of water, CaSO4·2H2O. It is the most common sulfate mineral, occurring in many places in a variety of forms.  CO.

An anhydrous an·hy·drous
Without water, especially water of crystallization.

anhydrous (anhī´drus),
adj without water.


containing no water.
 calcium sulfate (gypsum), designated CAS-20-4, is recommended as a low-cost Ti[O.sub.2] extender See Media Center Extender, bus extender and DOS extender. . With a 4-micron average particle size, it has high brightness, good opacity, low abrasion, and food-contact approval.


Company's concentrates and dry colorants are available in stock or custom colors. Special color concentrates are available for food packaging and high-heat applications. For outdoor applications, uv-stabilized formulations can be custom designed. Concentrates and colorants are tailored for most thermoplastics.


Company reportedly has the largest industry capacity for producing food, drug and cosmetic FD&C and D&C pigments. A complete line of FD&C and D&C lakes, including technical grades, is supplied in all hues and in a wide range of primary concentrations. Custom and stock pigment blends are available, as is custom batch packaging. Also available is a line of uncertified un·cer·ti·fied  
Not officially verified, guaranteed, or registered; not certified: an uncertified teacher.

Adj. 1.
 natural colorants, such as Annatto an·nat·to also a·nat·to  
n. pl. an·nat·tos In all senses also called achiote.
1. A tropical American evergreen shrub or small tree (Bixa orellana),
, Carmine carmine /car·mine/ (kahr´min) a red coloring matter used as a histologic stain.

indigo carmine  indigotindisulfonate sodium.

, Grape Skin Extract, and new natural Beta carotene, reportedly the first of its kind to be introduced domestically.

Company is headquartered in St. Louis, but operates warehouses on both coasts.


Offers a complete range of concentrates formulated to customer specifications. Pigments are designed to deliver maximum tinctorial strength during processing, as well as heat, light and chemical stability. Pigments and resins are blended in a Banbury or other mixer and then post-blended so that each lot is uniform.


Color concentrates and multifunctional concentrates are offered. Single- and twin-screw compounding can handle orders from 50 lb to one million lb. Company can also handle commodity or engineering grade materials and proprietary blends and alloys. Capabilities include computerized color matching and quality control techniques.


Company supplies the following inorganic pigments:

* Cadmium sulphide--custom heat-stable pigments from yellow to maroon available as pure, concentrate, and lithopone.

* Manganese violet--heat-stable pigments with reportedly excellent brightness and more red than alternatives.

* Iron oxides--full range regionally distributed.

* Titanium dioxide--full range distributed regionally.

* Titanium dioxide, BC, USP USP - unique sales point  for special pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications.

* Ultramarine blue, pink, violet--heat-stable, lightfast, and easy to disperse pigments; FDA-approved for food contact packaging.
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