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COLORANTS.

ABATRON, INC.

Epoxy pastes in custom-mixed colors.

ADELL PLASTICS INC.

Custom color concentrates in all thermoplastics, especially engineering materials. Multifunctional concentrates containing more than one additive.

ADVANCE COATINGS CO.

Offers 9911 Dis-Res dispersions for polyester resins, PUR, and epoxies.

AKROCHEM CORP.

Concentrates, powders, and pastes for vinyls, cellulose butyrates, polyolefins, acrylics, and other resins.

AMCO PLASTIC MATERIALS INC.

Custom-matched dry colorants and color concentrates for PE, PP, PS, ABS, PC, acrylic, SAN, nylon, acetal, NAS, BDS.

AMERICAN COLORS, INC.

Specializes in standard and custom pigment dispersions for pultrusion, SMC, BMC, RTM, and spray-up/hand lay-up. Color consistency, on-time delivery, and custom color matching.

AMERICHEM INC.

Color concentrates for acetal, acrylics, ABS, cellulosics, EEA, EVA, nitrile barrier resins, nylons, PC, TP polyesters, polyolefins, PS, TP urethane, PVC, SAN, and other thermoplastics. Matched custom colors or single-pigment concentrates. Cubes, pellets, or powders for all processes and applications, including special effects.

AMETEK, INC. CHEMICAL PRODUCTS DIV.

Color concentrates for LDPE, HDPE, PP, PBT, and most engineering thermoplastics in bottles, films, profiles, and coextrusions.

AMPACET CORP.

Color and additive concentrates include over 7000 standard and proprietary formulations on file. Specializes in concentrates for polyolefins, PS, and engineering thermoplastics. Pigment/additive multifunctional concentrates tailored for granular and pelletized polyolefins. Universal concentrates for engineering thermoplastics, as well as products actually carried in nylon and polyester. Applications include extrusion coating, blown and cast film, injection and blow molding, pipe, profile, sheet, and fiber.

AOC LLC SUB. OF THE ALPHA CORP.

Chroma-Tek liquid color dispersions for thermosets include masstones and custom color matching in monomer-free reactive unsaturated polyesters, epoxies, and urethanes.

BASF CORP. COLORANTS & ADDITIVES

Pigments include phthalocyanine blues and greens, organic azo reds, and high-performance reds, maroons, violets, yellows and blues. Inorganic reds, yellows, greens, blues, browns, and dyes and dispersions in PE.

BAYER CORP.

Bayplast chromatic organic pigments designed for easy dispersement demonstrate high heat resistance and good to excellent lightfastness. Line consists of quinacridones, perylenes and phthalos. Patented granular form offers advantages, which include low dusting for quicker cleanup and a positive environment impact, higher bulk density for easier and cheaper storage, free flowing for ease of incorporation and use with automatic metering systems, and a better solubility for greater dispersibility and processing.

Macrolex and Ceres dyes have good transparency, high tinting strength and ease of use. Macrolex also supplied in microgranular form.

Bayferrox synthetic iron oxide pigments based on the Laux manufacturing process demonstrate excellent performance characteristics, particularly when used with polyolefins. Available in various shades of red, black and yellow as well as blended browns. The reds are temperature stable to about 1000 C.

Colortherm yellow iron oxides and zinc ferrites with improved temperature capabilities offer excellent lightfastness, can be compounded in concentrate, and find applications in polyolefins and some engineering plastics.

Lightfast mixed metal oxide pigments offer high temperature stability, excellent lightfastness and resin compatibility. Products, which are not blends, result from solid-state synthetic reactions that take place under calcination conditions. Includes lemon yellows, blues, greens and black.

MD BOTH INDUSTRIES

Metallic pigments, nonleafing and leafing, include aluminum and goldbronze copper powders and pastes. Also carbon black oil- and water-based dispersions.

BREEN COLOR CONCENTRATES, INC.

Vinyl, EVA, and PE color concentrates for wire and cable, profile extrusion, injection and blow molding available pelletized or diced in any size lot. Custom color matching.

CABOT CORP. SPECIAL BLACKS DIV.

Wide range of regular, medium, and high-color carbon blacks in fluffy and pellet forms.

CAROLINA COLOR CORP.

Custom concentrates, dry and liquid colors for most thermoplastics, including engineering resins. Computer color-matching services and custom formulations can include uv stabilizers, antistats, and antioxidants.

CCC PLASTICS, LTD.

Color concentrates for polyolefins, styrenes, and PVC for use in film and sheets extrusion, wire and cable, blow and injection molding. Also additive masterbatches, flexible PVC compounds and rigid PVC powder blends.

CDI DISPERSIONS

Custom pigments dispersions for PVC film, plastisols and organosols, urethane foams, and polyester foams.

CHROMA CORP.

Custom colorants include dry color, precolor compounds, liquid and pellet concentrates, rotational molding compounds and additive masterbatches. Specialty additive packages include medical and FDA-approved colorants, fluorescent, photochromatic, phosphorescent, flame retardant, thermochromatic, fragrance and additive masterbatches.

Injecta color systems provide liquid colorant dispersions for injection, extrusion, and blow molding. Ensure uniform color without agglomeration, streaking, migration, splay, or plate-out. Available in a 5-gal gravity-feed package, 30-gal fiber or steel drums with optional agitator, or 150-gal tote system.

Products include fluorescents, metallics, and pearlescents. Multifunctionals available with other additives such as lubricants, heat stabilizers, antistats, and uv stabilizers.

CHROMATICS INC.

Color concentrates for all fluoropolymers.

CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP. PIGMENTS DIV.

High-performance organic pigments include quinacridone reds, violets, scarlets and magentas, azo condensation and isoindolinone yellows, and indanthrone blues. Highly chromatic DPP pigments from orange to red reportedly offer excellent heat stability and lightfastness to replace heavy-metal pigments. Extensive listing of FDA-approved pigments for food packaging, toys and consumer goods.

Classical pigments include rubines, reds, yellows and phthalocyanine blues. Inorganic yellow pigments based on bismuth provide heat stability requisite for engineering thermoplastics to replace lead chromates. Polymer-soluble dyes for use in polyester, PS and acrylic. Microlith pigment preparations prepared from high-grade pigments for acrylic and vinyl applications. (See ad p. 366.)

CIVIERA & SILVER INTERNATIONAL INC.

High-strength, economical black multi-use color concentrates in quantities from 50 lb and up.

CLAREMONT FLOCK CORP.

Colorant fiber produced from cotton and rayon can add a new look to molded plastics. Colors are matched and finishes engineered for proper dispersion.

CLARIANT CORP. PIGMENTS & ADDITIVES DEPT.

Organic pigments and polymer-soluble dyes include yellows and reds with sufficient heat stability to substitute for inorganic pigments. Comprehensive line of colorants FDA-approved for food contact packaging.

PV Fast pigments provide excellent properties and include quinacridones, phthalocyanine blues and greens, and special azos. Graphtol pigments include diarylides, metal salt azo reds and other azo colors.

Dyes for polymers include Solvaperm, Sandoplast, Estofil, Hostasol, Polysynthren and Sandofil lines. Leucopure and Hostalux are optical brighteners for use in polymers.

Masterbatches Div. offers color and additive concentrates in pellet, micropellet, powder and ground pellet form; highly loaded single-pigment concentrates; masterbatches for high-performance resins; special-effects masterbatches including iridescents, pearlescents and fluorescents; specialty white and black masterbatches; and a complete range of standard and specialty additive masterbatches including Hydrocerol chemical foaming agents, heavy metal-free standard concentrates and multipurpose concentrates as well as specialty and custom compounds.

CLEVELAND PIGMENT & COLOR CO.

Dry organic pigments include phthalo blues and greens, naphthols, carbazole violet, red lake C and other shades of red, yellow, and orange. Also synthetic and natural iron oxides, organic dyes for high-temperature polymers, and fluorescent and ultramarine pigments. Custom blending and packaging services for color matching or material-handling purposes.

COLOR FORMULATORS DIV. PRIME COLORANTS, INC.

Pigment dispersions in pellets or nondusting powders for PP, nylon, PET fibers, and other custom formulation capabilities. Organic pigment loadings up to 50%.

Polyethylene flush colors is a dispersion of a plastic grade pigment at a high pigment loading in a low-molecular-weight PE. Products have superior dispersion with the additional advantage of being practically nondusting. Pigment content is 50%.

COLOR TECHNOLOGY, INC.

Custom designed color concentrates and dry colors for full range of resins used in injection molding, extrusion, and blow molding. Carrier resins match end-user resins and include PE, PP. PS, ABS, PVC, SAN, nylon, acrylic, acetals, PUR, K-resin, EVA, propionate, butyrate, and elastomers. Products are heavy-metal-free produced in ISO-9002 certified facilities.

Specialty areas include special-effects colorants for packaging and personal care products; transparent colors for acrylics and styrenics; colorants for use in post-consumer required (PCR) applications; and critical match, close tolerance-/tight specification applications.

COLORCHEM INTERNATIONAL CORP.

High-performance solvent dyes used to color engineering resins such as ABS, acrylic, nylon, polyester and PC. Dyes offer unusual heat and light stability and are suitable for high-performance applications including automotive. Also yellow, oranges and reds for nylons and polyesters.

COLORCO INC.

Liquid and dry color concentrates custom-matched for most engineering thermoplastics for extrusion and injection, blow, and rotational molding. From everyday reds and blues to exotic metallics, pearls, fluorescents, phosphorescents, speckled granites, marbleized and frost-effects. Formulations meet specifications for toxicity, lightfastness, weathering, or rheology.

COLORFLO, INC.

Liquid colors, including FDA-approved products, can contain additives such as uv stabilizers, blowing agents, lubricants, and antioxidants. Also flushed line of non-dusting 50% pigment dispersions for all thermoplastics.

COLORMATRIX CORP.

Specializes in highly concentrated, heavy-metal-free liquid colorants for injection, extrusion, and batch blending. Vehicle systems designed for PE, PS, PP, ABS, PVC, PET, and TPR. Standard tints and opaque colors using FDA-acceptable pigment systems. Multifunctional concentrates containing antistats, blowing agents, mold releases, and uv stabilizers in combination with custom colors.

COLORTECH INC.

Color and additive concentrates for blown film, blow molding, injection molding, and extrusion including extrusion coating. Over 1000 standard concentrates available in addition to custom matches. Also polyolefin-based additives and color concentrates that meet specific regulations such as FDA approval, heavy metal-free (CONEG) compliance, and nondiarylide requirements.

COLORWEL DIV. HCI CANADA INC.

Custom color concentrates and dry colors for all thermoplastics include custom additive packages and specialty colors (pearlescents, fluorescents, phosphorescents, and metallics). Computer-assisted color matching. Registered to ISO 9002-1994 quality system.

COLUMBIAN CHEMICALS CO.

Raven and Conductex carbon blacks for pigmenting, conductive applications, and uv protection. Conductex 975 Ultra and SC Ultra recommended for conductive applications. Raven 2500 Ultra recommended for high jetness and Raven 410 Ultra for good dispersion. Raven C Ultra recommended for applications requiring excellent uv protection.

COZ PLASTICS, INC.

See Plastics Color & Compounding.

CREANOVA INC.

See Degussa Corp.

CUSTOM CHEMICALS CORP.

Color concentrates supplied as micropulverized powder, granules, pellets, random chips, cubes, and dustless powders of classified particle size. Used in PVC, CAB, PE, PP, TP polyesters, ABS, nylon, acrylic, PC, or other resins. Also paste concentrates with such carrier vehicles as plasticizers, polyols, acrylics, unsaturated polyesters, plastisols, organosols, or proprietary liquid carriers. Color-matched and single-pigment products.

CYTEC FORMULATED RESINS

Conap DS-1830 series color pastes for epoxies and urethanes contain inorganic pigments for resistance to heat and light. Designed to mix equally well with low- or high-viscosity systems.

DAICOLOR-POPE INC.

Organic pigments include phthalocyanine blues and greens, azo reds, and diarylide yellows (AAOA, AAOT, AAMX). Also inorganic micro [TiO.sub.2] and nigrosine dyes.

DAY-GLO COLOR CORP.

Daylight fluorescent pigments and dyes include ZQ-Pigments for injection molding at 350 to 575 F; extra-strength, low plateout NX-Pigments for blow molding; lightfast, heat-stable dyes for PC, styrenics, acrylics, and engineering resins; lightfast, heat-stable VC-Pigments for rigid and semi-rigid PVC calendering and extrusion; and A-and AX-Pigments for plastisols and organosols.

DEGUSSA CORP. HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS

Polytrend EST paste dispersions color polyester SMC, BMC, and gel coats. Product is an unsaturated yet stable resin said to be completely reactive and compatible with polyesters. Pastes reportedly have minimal effects on physical properties of molded parts and permit latitude in use level for producing colors from pastels to deep tones. Can be used in epoxies, castable urethanes, RIM, rigid PVC, and polyolefins.

Line of furnace and Iampblacks. Multiple products for applications such as color, uv stabilizing, tinting and conductivity. Printex G and Special Black 100 for tinting. Printex P or Printex 60 for uv stabilization. Printex L, L6 or XE2 for conductivity. FW1, FW18, Printex 85, or Special Black 4 for coloring.

Printex 31, 61 and 301 for easier dispersing in resin systems. Also Printex XPB090 for fiber applications where high purity is important.

DISCAS INC.

Kraton elastomeric-based color concentrates for HDPE, PP, EVA, and SBS. Prosperse post-consumer-content black color concentrates for low- to high-end uses in PS, ABS, PP, and PE.

[DMC.sup.2] CERDEC DIV.

Mixed metal oxide and cadmium pigments for PVC siding and profiles, high durability polyolefin, and engineering plastics applications. ISO 9001 certified.

DOMINION COLOUR CORP.

Color pigments include chrome yellow, molybdate orange, monoazo, dairylide and benzimidazolone yellows and oranges; azo reds and maroons. The Chrome yellows and molybdate oranges include the high-performing, low-dusting Krolor range, fiber grades, low-soluble lead grades, and products with improved heat stability and resistance to chemicals and sulfur dioxide. Organic pigments include easy-dispersing, heat-resistant, transparent or opaque grades.

DUNLOP PLASTICS CANADA

Color concentrates for film, injection and blow molding, sheet, pipe, and profiles.

DUPONT CO. CHEMICALS DEPT.

Several grades of Ti-Pure titanium dioxide.

EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.

Color concentrates for PP and PE. Also Eastobrite OB-1 and OB-3 optical brighteners for virgin and recycled PP, nylon, PET, PVC, and PS polymers and fibers.

EBONEX CORP.

Bone black pigment specialty products characterized by high masstone, easy dispersibility, low oil absorption, and low cost. Cosmic Black FCG-l is FDA-approved for food contact.

ECKART AMERICA LP

Aluminum pigments include STAPA/SDF paste from very fine to extremely coarse particle size, pasted indifferent purity paraffin oils or DOP; Mastersafe pelletized, dust-less and solvent-free aluminum pigments in a wide range of particle sizes; and Master-color colored aluminum flakes bonded with organic pigments that open new and innovative styles.

Pearlescent pigments include new line of Flonac anatase- and rutile-modified pigments; new line of Phoenix silver and interference pigments for visual effects from the soft sheen of a pearl to the shimmering iridescence of a rainbow; Goldbronze silica encapsulated gold bronze pigments in a wide range of particle sizes and color shades with improved heat resistance and color stability in order to meet demanding requirements.

ELKEM MATERIALS INC.

Amorphous silica gray EMS-210 replaces carbon black in gray PVC pipe. Product enhances stiffness and impact strength, as well as dry-blend flow of PVC compounds.

EM INDUSTRIES, INC. PIGMENT DIV.

Afflair Lustre pearlescent pigments in many colors and particle sizes exhibit good luster, opacity, chromacity, and are nontoxic, heat stable, lightfast, nonconductive, and nonarcing.

ENGELHARD CORP. SPECIALTY PIGMENTS & ADDITIVES

Color pigments include Meteor and Meteor Plus complex inorganic pigments for applications requiring heat resistance and exterior durability; Engeltone organic pigments in a wide spectrum of colors; Engeltone low-soluble cadmium pigments for uses requiring good heat and light stability; and Engeltone lead chromate and moly orange pigments for cost-effective coloring.

New Firemist special effect glass flake pigments for multicolored effects, depth and glitter available in six reflection colors are highly transparent and approved for food contact. New Santa Fe pigments offer true two-quadrant color travel, and are an economical alternative to multiquadrant pigments. Each mica-based pigment expresses two distinct colors that shift with viewing angle.

Other pearlescent and iridescent pigments such as MagnaPearl and Dynacolor include lusters from soft satin to high brilliance, and particle textures from smooth to sparkly. Standard white pearl lusters, non-metallic silver, gold, copper, bronze, russet, and antique colors are inert, nontoxic, non-tarnishing, and nonarcing. Available in powders for easy handling and blending and paste formulations. Other synthetic pearl pigments include exterior grades and natural pearl essence. (See ad p. 335.)

ENGINEERED CARBONS INC.

Line of carbon blacks for coloring, uv protection, improved physical properties, and conductivity. High-performance Arosperse grades provide easy incorporation into plastic concentrates. Uses for Arosperse grades range from cable insulation to geosynthetics. Nonconductive Arosperse 15 thermal carbon black is recommended for low-voltage wire insulation.

FEDERAL PLASTICS CORP.

Custom compounder of color concentrates for PE, PS, PC, PP, and ABS injection molding and extrusion. Antioxidants, uv stabilizers, lubricants, and mold releases can be included.

FERRO CORP. COLOR DIV.

Geode complex inorganic pigments are heat-stable, light-stable, weatherable, chemically resistant and suitable for coloring most thermoplastics and thermosets. Recommended for engineering resins and rigid PVC. Products include nickel titanate yellows (PY-53, PY-157 and PY-161); chrome titanate yellows (PBrn-24 and PY-162); zinc ferrite buff (PY-119); chrome-iron-zinc brown (PBrn-33); manganese antimony titanate brown (PY-164); iron chromite IR black (PG-17), copper chrome black (PBlk-28); cobalt blues (PG-28, PB-36 and PB-74) and cobalt greens (PG-26 and PG-50). Nickel and chrome titanate yellows when combined with organic pigments provide alternatives to lead- and cadmium-bearing colors.

Ferro is the North American distributor for ultramarine pigments from Nubiola of Spain and cerium red and orange pigments from Rhone Poulenc. Ultramarine blue and violet pigments are nontoxic and FDA-acceptable for use in food contact applications. New Nubix line contains extremely low levels of moisture and free sulfur. Their fine particle size offers easy dispersion and maximum tinting strength. Rhone Poulenc's new Neolor pigments of red and orange inorganic pigments based on cerium sulfide were developed as replacements for cadmium- and lead-based pigments. Neolor pigments are heat stable to 692 F and offer superior light stability and weatherability. They are nonwarping and nonstreaking. Also recommended for use in polyolefins and styrenics as well as a broad range of engineering resins. Pigments currently come in red, orange and light orange. (See ad Cover IV.)

FERRO CORP.

LIQUID COATINGS & DISPERSIONS DIV.

Liquid and paste dispersions for all thermoplastics and thermosets can include various processing additives. Pigments dispersed in six standard vehicles compatible with thermoplastics, unsaturated polyesters, epoxies, urethanes, and other resins. Also custom systems with specified vehicles. Pigments can include pearlescent and fluorescent types. High pigment loadings (30 to 85%) provide high letdown ratios and maximum tinctorial strength. Multifunctional colorant packages can include antioxidants, uv stabilizers, clarifiers, and other functional additives.

Single-pigment-base colors stocked for rapid custom blending of color matches. Computer matched colors for batch-to-batch consistency.

A nonhazardous, semi-conductive unsaturated polyester carbon black dispersion, which is for use in BMC and SMC, is a soft and thick paste that has an intense jetblack color. The static charge is gradually dissipated without creating a spark. (See ad Cover IV)

FERRO CORP.

PLASTIC COLORANTS DIV.

Thermoplastic color concentrates in pellet, liquid, and powder form for PP, PE, PS (general-purpose, impact, and flame-retardant), and ABS (general-purpose, transparent, and flame-retardant). Concentrates for flame-retardant resins in more than 20 colors, including wood tones, reportedly do not affect resin's UL flammability rating. Concentrates available with uv stabilizers, slip or antiblock agents, antistats, antioxidants, nucleating agents, and special lubricants. Products shipped in bulk, gaylords, or bags.

Special modified thermoplastic/rubber compounds available in all colors.

Special purge compound compatible with most resins can be run at temperatures from 320 to 550 F. All ingredients are FDA-listed. All materials may run through hot-runner mold systems as well as extrusion systems. (See ad Cover IV.)

FLOW POLYMERS, INC.

Inorganic pigment dispersions for silicones. Vehicles based on silicone oils or gums.

FLUORTEK COMPOUNDING, INC.

Low-cost, high-quality line of color concentrates for use in fluoropolymers such as ETFE, FEP, PFA and PVDF, as well as fluoropolymer reprocessing.

FM GROUP INC.

Specialty pigments and masterbatches include granites, marbles, pearlescents, and metallics. SpinCol colorants impart visual texture to materials. Custom compounding of engineering resins.

GENERAL COLOR & CHEMICAL CO. INC.

Custom dry-color blends and color concentrates with uv protection, temperature stability, and nonreactivity for extrusion, rotomolding, blow and injection molding. Color computer ensures quality and batch-to-batch repeatability. JIT-compatible delivery programming and fast turnaround on orders as small as 5 lb and up to 80,000 lb.

Offers a universal concentrate for use in all resins, including styrenics, ABS, PE, and PP. Dry color is provided in standard and low-dusting versions. Fluorescent matches, high-gloss products, and other specialties.

GLS COMPOSITES DISTRIBUTION CORP.

Pigment paste concentrates in a vehicle compatible with polyester, epoxies, and vinyl plastisols.

M.A. HANNA

See PolyOne Corp.

HANOVIA

P1000 glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent pigments.

HAR WICK CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING CORP.

Stan-Tone pigment dispersions in a range of vehicles and forms include paste and liquid types with vehicles such as plasticizers, liquid epoxies, urethane polyols, polyesters, silicones, etc. Also vinyl pellets, powders and masterbatch colorants for TP elastomers. Custom color-matching services.

HEUCOTECH LTD.

Organic and inorganic pigments include mixed-metal oxides, phthalocyanine blues and greens, diazos, diarylides, Red Lake C, strontium Red 2B. Flushed pigments available.

HOLLAND COLORS AMERICAS INC.

Holcobatch nondusting and free-flowing granular pigment dispersion for coloring a range of plastics and elastomers. Spherical particles of 500-700 micron diam. consist of pigment coated with thin layer of nonpolymeric, universal carrier that melts at 180 F. No predrying required. Letdown ratios often below 100:1.

O. HOM MEL CO.

Range of inorganic and organic coatings for applications including automotive windshields, side-light and back-light paints. High-fire frit systems and polymer inks in transparent, gloss, matte and satin enamels in screen, spray and roll coat mediums. Color-matching services.

HUNTSMAN TIOXIDE

Tioxide titanium dioxide pigments disperse easily in a variety of thermoplastics and give a high degree of whiteness, opacity, and tinting strength. Undertones range from blue to neutral.

FC6 is siloxane-treated for low moisture content and ease of dispersion. FC6, TR92 and TR23 are for rigid PVC building products. FC6, TR92, TR23 and HD6X have NSF approval for use in PVC potable-water pipe. HD6X used at relatively high-pigment concentrations in opaque flexible PVC. TR60, TR93 and TR92 are recommended for colored PVC siding, profiles, and polyester gel coats requiring high weathering resistance.

INTERPLASTIC CORP.

THERMOSET RESINS DIV.

Corezyn pigment paste concentrates for polyester or epoxy systems. Polyester vehicle is compatible with polyesters, epoxies, and vinyl esters. Recommended for polyester SMC/BMC.

JOHNSON MAYTHEY CERAMIC MATERIALS

Pigments include cadmium types, complex inorganics, cobalt pigments, and transparent iron oxides.

KEER-MCGEE CHEMICAL CORP.

Tronox titanium dioxide opaque white pigments include Tronox CR-800 (NSF approved) for general use with a less blue undertone than other Tronox grades; Tronox CR-800PG (NSF approved) general-use pigment with blue undertone; Tronox CR-822 blue undertone pigment for products requiring outdoor durability; Tronox CR-834 high-tinting, blue-undertone pigment with good heat resistance, suitable for PVC and ABS; and Tronox CR-837 low-treatment pigment with high tint strength and blue undertone for thin films.

KEYSTONE ANILINE CORP.

Colorants for olefins, acetal, nylon, PC, PS, ABS, SAN, and rigid PVC include fluorescent dyes for brilliance and edge glow. Some have increased heat and light stability. Also high-brilliance transparent colorants for all engineering and thermoset resins.

Special-effects colorants include granites for olefins and FDA-approved Granite Black MPC; photochromic dyes for plastics and ophthalmic lenses; and phosphorescent pigments for glow-in-the-dark effects.

Also line of colorants for polyamides.

Tradenames include Keyplast, Keyvat, Keyamide, Keyfluor, Keysorb, Keyphos, Reversacols and Reversatherms.

KRONOS, INC.

Kronos titanium dioxide pigments include Kronos 2073 with high brightness and tint strength plus blue color tone; Kronos 2101 and 2160 promote good weathering, minimize chalking and gloss loss, and maximize retention of color and physicals; Kronos 2020 for plastisols; Kronos 1070, 1072 and 1080 anatase grades for fiber delustering; and Kronos 2230 specifically designed for PC resins.

LANCER DISPERSIONS, INC.

High-pigment-loaded custom color concentrates dispersed in PS, CAB, CA, CAP, PE, ABS, SAN, acrylic, and vinyl. Supplied in chip (granular), pellet, or powder form. Also ISO 9002 registered.

Color-matched concentrates and precolor compounds in thermoplastic elastomers, polyolefins and engineering resins. Additive concentrates on a custom basis. Can develop TPE proprietary compounds for appliance, consumer and automotive applications.

LANSCO COLORS LANDERS-SEGAL COLOR CO., INC.

Organic pigments include phthalo blues and greens, 2B red, Red Lake C, and carbazole violet. Inorganic pigments include ultramarine blues, conventional and encapsulated lead chromates, mixed-metal oxides, aluminum pastes, titanium dioxide, specialty blacks, and chromium oxide green.

Smithchcm Div. supplies barytes, blanc fixe, precipitated ATI-I, ATH, zinc sulfide, and natural magnesium hydroxide.

LAPORTE PIGMENTS

Full line of inorganic color pigments offers high-strength red, yellow and black synthetic iron oxides, which feature cleaner color shades, better rheology, dispersibility and color saturation. Also high-heat stable noncadmium browns and tans for PVC, PS, PC and PP when used with proper stabilization. Other products include FDA-approved color pigments, chromium oxide greens and cobalt blues.

LILLY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Pigment paste concentrates are high-solids dispersions in a reactive vehicle for coloring unsaturated polyester, epoxy, and PUR. Offer high heat and light stability and consistent concentration, color, and grind for easy batch-to-batch color matches.

LIOCHEM INC.

Pigment dispersions and custom color concentrates for audio/visual equipment, auto parts, fibers, housewares, and packaging. Also low-dusting, nonspecking dispersed dry color for polyolefins.

MAGRUDER COLOR

Organic pigments supplied as dry-color, presscakes, aqueous liquid dispersions, flushed-color dispersions; fluorescent pigments and dispersions; specialty varnishes; acrylic-chip and polyolefin color concentrates.

Polyflo color concentrates for resins are high-strength (50%) pigment dispersions in low-density PE with reportedly excellent melt rheology. Compatible with a range of thermoplastics (LDPE, HDPE, ABS, PP, rubber, nylon, and polyester) for film extrusion, injection molding, and other applications. Come as a coarse granular or a uniform cryogenically ground nondusting powder. Base-color line includes phthalo blue, phthalo green, diarylide yellow, Red Lake C, permanent red 2B, quinacridone, carbazole violet and carbon black.

MARCO COLOR LABORATORY, INC.

Specializes in custom color concentrates and dry for thermoplastics. Colorants for most engineering resins and all applications. Other additives such as lubricants, slip agents, fragrance, blowing agents, antioxidants, and uv stabilizers can be incorporated for multifunctional concentrates. Computerized color matching and quality control. CONEG and FDA-compliant colorants. Filled, reinforced and conductive thermoplastic compounding.

MAR VAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Dry color, color concentrates and compounds for PE, PS, PP, SAN, PC, nylons, NAS, K-Resin, acrylics, urethanes, butyrate and acetals. Serves display, pharmaceutical, medical, housewares and cosmetics industries. Computerized color matching and quality control.

MEADOWBADOK INVENTIONS, INC.

Reflective glitter particles and fibers in range of metallic, iridescent, transparent and opaque colors. Metallic Jewels and Metallic Jewels HR products suitable for speckling, reinforcement, and internal coloration of molded/extruded plastics. Sizes from 50 microns (0.002 0.002 in.); color formulations; and fibers precision manufactured from alloys of aluminum, brass, copper, steel and nickel.

MERECO PRODUCTS DIV. METACHEM RESINS CORP.

Metre-Chrome 1500 series liquid epoxy color dispersions contain heat- and chemical-resistant pigments dispersed in epoxies. Colorants are said to provide smooth, even textures compatible with virtually any epoxy, and require no high-speed dispersion equipment. Packages from half pints to drums.

J. MEYER & SONS, INC.

Color concentrates for polyolefins, PP, PS, SAN, ABS. vinyl, TP elastomers, and PVDF fluoropolymers. Specializes in custom formulations to comply with FDA requirements for food, drug, and cosmetic packaging. Computer color matching. Additive packages can include lubricants, antistats, uv stabilizers, and antioxidants. Supplied in powder, granular and pelletized form from 50 lb to truckloads.

MICA-TEK DIV. ALL PLASTICS, INC.

Nondispersing pigments include:

* New Calcular colored calcium carbonate for use in cement, wall coatings and cultured marble. Three dimensional geometry offers color and depth to translucent and opaque surfaces. Good chemical and temperature stability to 500 F.

* New alumi-Nyte ground alumina trihydrate granule designed to impart 3-D granite appearance in sheet.

* Mica-Lyte black, blue, brown, bronze and champagne create a true granite-like appearance in a variety of polymers.

* Deco-Flake naturally occurring, FDA compliant micas are thermally stable to 1500 F and available in bronze, gold and silver. Products create glittering effects in gel and clear coats, along with granite-like and metallic effects.

* Microfibers specialty-cut colored fibers designed to meet one-dimensional fiber or strand appearance in an array of colors.

* Specular pigmented FDA-compliant colors in black, blue, green, red and yellow.

* Flex-Spex products made from ground and sized pigmented polymer sheet developed for paint, spray, powder and gel-coat applications.

* Vermicu-Lyte color-coated vermiculite for thermoset resin and cement products. Good for decorative packaging and point-of-sale items.

Mica-Lyte dry special-effects colorants and nondispersing pigments for a granite-like or speckled appearance in thermoplastics and thermosets. Certain products produce a glittering effect in selected polymers and composites. Products are FDA and CONEG-compliant and nondusting, competing with colored fibers, colored thermoplastic/ thermoset chips, and metal-flake pigments. Available in black, blue, brown, bronze, champagne, gold, silver, red, and green, and in sizes from 75 to 3000 microns.

MIDWEST COLOR

Concentrates and dry color for all thermoplastics. Meet UL and FDA standards and heavy metal-free (CONEG) requirements. Compounding and pre-coloring of all thermoplastic resins.

MILLENNIUM SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC.

Cadmolith colors are red and yellow lithopone cadmium sulfides and selenides with good hiding power, good resistance to light and heat, inertness, and insolubility in organic media. Full-strength pure yellows, oranges, reds, and maroons recommended for use in color concentrates. Tinting strength and hiding power of the pure types are double those of lithopone types and recommended for coloring film and sheet when minimum pigment content and maximum opacity are needed. Certified as nonhazardous for disposal under current EPA regulations.

MILLIKEN CHEMICAL DIV. MILLIKEN & CO.

Liquid colorants for PUR include Reactint colorants, which are reactive, polymeric products for ether and ester urethanes. They are homogeneous, low-viscosity solutions said to be easier to use than pigments.

BondTint reactive, polymeric colorants for bonded urethane carpet underlay can be preblended or used with three-stream, blend on-the-fly equipment.

ClearTint transparent colorants for polyolefins are pellet concentrates and reportedly bright, clear, nonbleeding, nonmigrating and nonnucleating.

Advantage opaque color concentrates for polyolefins do not nucleate affect part dimensions or cause warpage.

MODERN DISPERSIONS, INC.

Specializes in black concentrates for film, pipe, molding, compounding, sheet, wire and cable, geomembranes, and fiber. Also black concentrates based in nylons, PET, and PC; and line of FDA black concentrates for food contact applications. Conductive compounds produced for wire and cable, and antistatic packaging. Also white, slip, antiblock, filler, uv-stabilizer, antioxidant, and flame-retardant concentrates.

MRS CHEMICALS, INC.

Liquid and paste pigment dispersions for coloring PVC plastisols, urethanes, epoxies, calendered PVC film, and other polymers. Also custom multifunctional dispersions with other additives in liquid vehicles. Color matching in standard or specified vehicles.

NATIONAL PLASTICS COLOR, INC.

Custom and stock color concentrates and additives for injection molding, blow molding, profiles and sheet extrusion, and rotational molding. ISO 9002 certified.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PLASTICS, INC.

Color concentrates for extrusion and injection molding. Consistent color matching from fully integrated, in-house department. Special-effects products include pearlescents, accrigloss vibrants, fluorescents, granites, and cosmetic blacks.

O'NEIL COLOR & COMPOUNDING CORP.

Custom color and additive concentrates, compounds, and dry colors for food, medical, and cosmetic packaging, displays, toys, leisure products, and household! consumer goods. Produced for injection molding, blow molding, rotational molding, and extrusion.

Special-effects products include metallic, pearl, speckled, granite, and simulated marble. Formulations can include other additives. Color formulation database maintained for exact matches, along with necessary certification to ensure compliance with current regulations. PASSAIC COLOR & CHEMICAL CO. Solvent dyes for PS, ABS, polyacrylic, aND rigid vinyl are fast to light and fast to bleed ing. Standard packages of 100 lb or less Special packaging for a moderate charge Conforms to ISO standards.

PEACOCK COLORS

Custom matched colorants include dustfree beads; high-load concentrates that work well in PB and PVC film and bottles; microfine dry colorants for rotational molding; and liquid colors for all applications. Also special-effect colors such as granite, speckles, and marble. Specialty dispersions and compounding.

PENN COLOR, INC.

Concentrated liquid and solid pigment dispersions and color concentrates for vinyl homopolymers and copolymers, plasticizers, nylon, cellulosics, acrylics, polyester, epoxy, urethane, PB, PP, ABS, and PS.

PLASTICOLORS, INC.

Paste pigment dispersions for polyester, urethane, vinyl, epoxy, and other resin sysems; chemical thickeners; custom chemical [ispersions of low profile additives, inhibiors, uv stabilizers and other additives.

PLASTICOLOUR

Full spectrum of color and additive concentrates. Pigments and dyes can meet specific requirements such as shade, heat, stability, light fastness, and heavy-metal-free. Color matching for polymers such as LLDPE, PP. PS, ABS, and SAN in blown film, injection molding, sheet, profile extrusion, and blow molding. Offers custom designed additive concentrates.

PLASTICS COLOR & COMPOUNDING

Computer-matched color concentrates for PS, polyolefins, and other thermoplastic molding and extrusion resins including engineering resins.

PLASTICS COLOR CORP.

Heat-stable, heavy-metal-free colorant masterbatches for engineering resins. Polyolefin and styrene concentrates for molding and extrusion. Additive packages include uv stabilizers, antistats, processing aids, slip agents, and antiblocks. Special-effect concentrates include Polystone, edge-lighting marble, and fluorescents. Fine-grind dry colorants for rotomolding and other processes. Liquid color for engineer, polyolefin and styrene applications.

POLYMER CONCENTRATES, INC.

Color concentrates for automotive, cosmetic, commodity, film, medical, sporting, toys, wire/cable, and fiber industries. Concentrates in PE, PP, HIPS, PVC, ABS, nylon, fluoropolymers, and engineering resins. Customizes light-stable, high-temperature, and chemical-resistant colors.

POLYONE CORP. DISTRIBUTION GROUP

Wide range of custom and standard colorants in dry, liquid and concentrate forms. Products compatible with most injection molding, extrusion, foam molding, blow molding, wire and cable coating, rotational molding, and other dispersion-critical applications applications for all thermoplastics. Available for all commodity resins and engineering resins such as nylon, PC, acetal, TPE, PBT, PETG, TPU, EVA, SAN, and TVC. Most available in heavy-metal-free formulations.

Dry colorants economically produced in small quantities, bulk containers, or preweighed packages and include a free-flow additive for use in color-metering equipment.

Concentrates in a wide spectrum of colors can incorporate uv stabilizers, antioxidants, flame retardants, and other performance additives. Custom formulations are available for pellet dimensions, letdown ratios, and FDA and CONEG certification as well as recycling requirements.

Custom concentrates for special visual effects include fluorescents, pearlescents, iridescents, phosphorescents granites, marbles, and metallics. Performance concentrates include laser codeable, low plate-out, antistats, lubricants, uv inhibitors, antioxidants, blowing agents, slips and antiblocks. Most wire and cable concentrates based on Munsell color standards but are suitable for other applications.

Liquid dispersions custom formulated for most thermoplastic resins in all typical molding applications.

Black and white concentrates for LDPE, LLDPE, PP and PS. Specific grades for film, sheet, profiles, pipe, and injection molding.

PRIMARY COLORS, INC.

Custom-colored masterbatch and heat stabilizer concentrates for injection molding, blown film, blow molding and extrusion applications. Specialty effects concentrates for metallics, pearlescents, light-interface colors and fluorescents formulated to cusomer specifications. FDA-approved food-contact packaging colors. Specializes in quick turnaround from initial match to production for commodity and engineering resuis.

PRIME COLORANTS INC.

Heavy-metal-free color concentrates, liquid colorants, and dry powder colorants with diverse colorant-loading levels and additive packages. Products used in foamed decoative ribbon, extrusion, injection molding, low molding, and rotomolding. Specializes colorants for the fiber industry in PP, nylon and PET.

Specialty colorants for various thermoplastics including fluorescent, pearlescent, metallic, phosphorescent, granite, and speckled pigments. Also available with uv inhibitos, antioxidants, and clarifiers.

P.S.H. INDUSTRIES, INC.

Liquid colorants for epoxy and urethane resins.

PYLAM PRODUCTS CO. INC.

Distributes complete line of commercially available dyes, specializing in solvent colors. Color matching to customer specifications.

QUADRA CORP.

PRAYON PIGMENTS

Offers ultramarine blue pigments from Prayon Pigments of Belgium using a patented continuous process to produce the pigments 80% faster and more consistently than the conventional batch method. Process reportedly lowers the pigment's content of free sulfur and moisture while improving dispersibility and tinting strength.

REGENCY SALES, INC.

Color masterbatch and dry-pigment systems, super-dry colorant masterbatches for rigid PVC bottles and cables, and multifunctional masterbatches with other additives.

RHETECH COLORS

Custom color concentrates in pellets or dustless granules for all processes and commodity and engineering resins. Pigment loadings can be up to 90% for letdown ratios as high as 200:1. Universal carrier suitable for various resins. Multifunctional concentrates available.

RIVERDALE COLOR MFG., INC.

Custom-matched liquid colorants and solid concentrates for most thermoplastics. Liquid products supplied in 5-gal pails, 30-gal drums, or returnable tote bins. Pellet concentrates supplied in drums or gaylords.

Colorcurve computer system for matching and color development work on over 2195 shades. Colorants formulated with high performance organic and inorganic pigments, or dyes in a universally compatible vehicle system, which meets FDA requirements. Fluorescent, pearlescent, photochromatic, and granite (speckled) specialty pigments. Multifunctional dispersion produced in both liquid or pelletized concentrate form.

RONDY & CO., INC.

Econo-Blak general-purpose black concentrate has 50% carbon black in LDPE. Pelletized concentrate compatible with polyolefins and PS.

RTP CO.

Color concentrates for most major resins and cube blends of natural resin pellets and color concentrates.

W.J. RUSCOE CO.

COATINGS DIV.

Color-Max pourable liquid dispersions of pigments in DINP, other plasticizers, or solvents reportedly blend quickly with PVC plastisols and organosols. Suitable for liquid-color metering in injection molding and extrusion. Custom color matching available.

SAFAS CORP.

Granuplast concentrates provide around 40 varieties of a granite look in most thermoplastic resins such as ABS, PC, PP, and PS. Color laboratory available to create custom colors.

A. SCHULMAN, INC.

Polybatch color and additive concentrates come in a range of colors and polymers. Multifunctional types combine pigments and additives in one product.

Polyblak carbon black concentrates contain different carbon black types at various loadings in such carriers as LDPE, LLDPE, PP, EVA, PS, and ABS.

SEEGOTT INC.

Inorganic pigments include aluminum powders, flakes, and paste. Also black, brown, red, green, and yellow oxides; and titanium dioxide.

THE SHEPHERD COLOR CO.

Complex inorganic color pigments include cobalt chrome aluminate blues, cobalt chrome aluminate turquoises, cobalt titanate greens, nickel titanate yellows, chrome titanate buffs, iron titanate browns, iron-free titanate browns, copper chromite blacks, "IR reflective blacks," cobalt violets, and manganese violets, all supplied as dry powder. Produced by high-temperature calcination process, pigments are nonbleeding, chemically inert, lightfast, weather-resistant, and heat stable. Typical applications are in extrusion and powder coat systems for thermoplastics and thermosets including rigid and flexible PVC, vinyl, PE, PP, PS, PUR, PVDF, nylon, ABS, PC, and other engineering resins and reinforced plastics.

SILBERLINE MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

Silvex aluminum flake pigments range from very fine particle size for a satin metallic appearance to larger-sized particles for a sparkle effect. Give metallic appearance when combined with transparent pigments. Products consist of aluminum flakes enveloped 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 produce the same effects as metallic paint coatings. Very large aluminum flakes also available to produce a glitter effect.

Silvet pelletized aluminum pigment concentrate with 80% aluminum flakes in a polymeric carrier offers safety, cleanliness, ease of handling, compatibility with most resins, and stability.

Sileroma metal flake pigments are non-aluminum, black flakes, which are composed of high purity iron and provide a random, black-speckled appearance in white-and pastel-colored polymer matrixes. Metal flake exhibits heat stability to 300 F. Product, which is 90% metal flake in a polymer carrier, is available in dry flake or granular form.

SPARTECH COLOR CONCENTRATES & ADDITIVES

Dry color and pellet concentrates for ABS, PS, SAN, PP, PE, acrylic, weatherable styrenics, flexible and rigid PVC, and flame-retardant compounds. Custom color matches for injection and blow molding, sheet, and film. Lot sizes from 50 lb to truckloads.

Color concentrates for blown film, east film, blow molding, injection molding, and extrusion applications. Available in PS, ABS, PE, and PP. Stock-product colors for PE include white, blue-white, black, gray, buff, light blue, dark blue, dark green, leaf green, deep yellow, orange, red, dark brown, and silver. Concentrates are free of heavy-metal-based pigments.

Also custom-concentrate formulations and FDA-approved custom colorants for food-contact applications.

SPECTRA INDUSTRIES INC.

SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIV.

Colorpac pigments for polyester systems provide precise control of preweighed volumes of pigment for improved color control, 100% transfer of the color into a batch, easier inventory maintenance, and better production control.

SPIRAL PLASTICS & COLORS DIV.

WASHINGTON PENN PLASTICS CO., INC.

Line of colorants includes pelletized concentrates, dry color, as well as highly loaded black and white masterbatehes for processing requirements in polyolefin, styrenic, and TPE processing. Quick turnaround on color matches, more competitive pricing, order-size flexibility, and specialized technical service in processing problems.

STANDRIDGE COLOR CORP.

Color concentrates for fibers and film. Single-pigment, custom color-matched, and additive dispersions in PE, PP, nylons, and polyesters in any quantity.

SUN CHEMICAL CORP.

PIGMENTS DIV.

Dry organic pigments include azo reds and yellows, quinacridones, carbazole violet, and phthalocyanine. Also FD&C and D&C pigments for applications requiring certified color. Many available as high-solids press-cakes or PE flushes.

TECHMER PM LLC

Color concentrates for extrusion coating, cast and blown film, fibers, injection molding, sheet, and profiles. Products can be formulated for nonheavy metal and FDA applications.

TEKNOR COLOR CO.

DIV. OF TEKNOR APEX CO.

Color concentrates for PS, PE, PP, ABS, SAN, TPE, TPR, EVA, nylon, PC, acrylic, and flexible and rigid PVC. Standard and custom colors. Specialty products include granite/speckled and sparkle/glitter color effects, FDA-sanctioned ingredients, fluorescents, pearlescents, and edge-glow/neon colors.

Color Crystals line of highly loaded, super-concentrates for PE, PP. TPE, EVA, and flexible PVC. Color Spheres line of super-concentrates in 1/30-in. mini bead with pigment additives to 80%. 5 series formulated for use in PS, ABS and K-resin. P series for use in PE, PP, EVA and TPE. Ultracolor line of super concentrates with pigment additives as high as 80% formulated especially for PS, ABS, K-resin, and SAN.

Wire and cable and profile colors available for PVC, PE and XLPE. Typical letdown ratios are 100:1 and 50:1.

Instex micropulverized PVC color concentrates are single-pigment dispersions or composite colors. Recommended for compounders and processors of PVC dryblends in extrusion and calendering.

Dry color line for rotational molding includes color, stat-free additives, fluorescent colors, granite effects, fragrances, etc. Conventional line for injection molders, blow molders, sheet extruders, and calendering films.

UNIFORM COLOR CO.

Color concentrates for thermoplastics, specializing in automotive, furniture, electronic, and appliance markets. Fluorescent, phosphorescent, pearlescent, and metallic concentrates. Antistat, lubricant, uv-stabilizer and antioxidant packages.

UNITED MINERAL & CHEMICAL CORP.

Pigments include full color range of high-heat, nonbleeding, no-plateout fluorescents; 6SSU Natural and GSS color series phosphorescent pigments; high brightness and extended afterglow LumiNova phosphorescent pigments; cadmium pigments for special engineering resins in a range of yellows, oranges, reds and maroons in both CP and lithopone forms; organic pigments such as Red Lake C, Red 2B, lithol rubines, diarylide yellows, and phthalocyanine blue and green; and titanium dioxide.

U.S. GYPSUM CO.

CAS-20-4 anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum) recommended as a low-cost [Ti0.sub.2] extender. With a 4-micron average particle size, it has high brightness, good opacity, low abrasion, and food-contact approval.

U.S. SYNTHETICS CORP.

Concentrates and dry colorants in stock or custom colors for most thermoplastics. Special color concentrates for food packaging, toys, and cutlery. Computerized QC and color matching.

WARNER-JENKINSON CO.

DIV. OF UNIVERSAL FOODS CORP.

FD&C and D&C pigment lakes include technical grades and low-moisture products in all hues and a range of concentrations. Custom and stock pigment blends, along with custom batch packaging.

Also line of uncertified natural colorants, such as annatto, carmine, tumeric, titanium dioxide, grape-skin extract, and natural beta carotene.

WASHINGTON PENN PLASTIC CO., INC.

Range of concentrates formulated to customer specifications.

WHITTAKER, CLARK & DANIELS, INC.

Inorganic pigments include ultramarine blue, violet and pink, titanium dioxide manganese violet, synthetic iron oxide red, black and yellow, and chromium oxide green.

Organic pigments phthalocyanine blue and green, red 2B, napthol red, diarylide yellow and carbazole violet.
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