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Colorants.

ACCEL COLOR

Wide range of liquid and color concentrates include new high-strength concentrates for a broad array of plastics including polyolefins, nylon, ABS, PET, PBT, PBT/ABS blends and ABS/PC blends. AccelMax SC "super concentrates" utilize advanced carrier resins from DuPont to provide broader compatibility with polar and nonpolar resins than carriers based on PE or acrylate copolymers. They have loading up to 90% and boast excellent dispersion, shear and thermal properties.

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, polyolefins, acrylics, and other thermoplastic compounds.

ALL PLASTICS, INC. MICA-TEK DIV.

Nondispersing pigments include:

* 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.

* 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-Lyre 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 non-dusting, 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.

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. WESTCHESTER PLASTICS

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.

BASF CORP. CHEMICALS

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.

BREEN COLOR CONCENTRATES, INC.

Vinyl, EVA, PE, nylon, PVDF, PP, FEP, PBT, acrylic and engineered resin color concentrates for wire and cable, profile extrusion, injection and blow molding available pelletized or diced in any size lot. Custom color matching and additive concentrates available.

BRENNTAG CANADA INC. PLASTICS & COLOR CONCENTRATES

Colorwel 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 90021994 quality system.

CABOT CORP. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS

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.

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.

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. PLASTICS BUSINESS UNIT

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, Hostasol, and Polysynthren lines. Leucopure and Hostalux are optical brighteners for use in polymers.

CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES

Wide range of high-performance color masterbatches includes Remafin for olefins and Renol for engineering resins, styrenics and PVC. Proprietary technology combines superior color dispersion with very high loading, optimizing performance while reducing usage levels and costs. Color masterbatches can include a variety of other materials and additives to create special effects that offer new dimensions of color creativity. Custom masterbatches also available along with masterbatches that combine colorants with selected additives.

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, phosphorescent, invisible, and ultramarine pigments. Custom blending and packaging services for color matching or material-handling purposes.

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, light-fastness, 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 nondusting 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.

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.

CSIPLASTICS INC.

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

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.

DAICOLOR-POPE INC.

High-performance pigments plus phthalo blue and green, yellows 14 and 83, and violet 23.

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.

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 lampblacks. 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.

High-performance Arosperse grades provide easy incorporation into plastic concentrates. Uses for Arosperse grades range from cable insulation to geosynthetics. Non-conductive Arosperse 15 thermal carbon black is recominended for low-voltage wire insulation.

DELTA COLOURS, INC.

Wide range of inorganic pigments include ultramarine blue, lead chromates, chrome oxide, iron oxide, pearlescents, phosphoroescents, luminescents, cadmium, mixed metal oxides, titanium dioxide and predispersed flush pigments.

DOMINION COLOUR CORP.

Color pigments include chrome yellows, molybdate oranges, monoazo, dairylide and benzimidazolone yellows and oranges: azo and quinacridone reds and maroons: carbazole violet; phthalo blues and greens. Chrome yellows and molybdate oranges including high-performance Krolor low-dusting grades, 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 and opaque grades.

DUNLOP PLASTICS CANADA

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

DUPONT TITANIUM TECHNOLOGIES

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-1 is FDA-approved for indirect food contact.

ECKART AMERICA LP

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

Pearlescent pigments include line of silver and interference pigments for visual effects from the soft sheen of a pearl to the shimmering iridescence of a rainbow; and 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.

EMD CHEMICALS INC. PIGMENT DIV.

Iriodin effect pigments add new dimensions to color through luster, depth and color gradations. Combined with other pigments or dyes, they provide many colors and tints that add glamour, vibrancy and luster to a wide variety of products.

ENGELHAR0 CORP. APPEARANCE/PERFORMANCE DIV.

Color pigments include high-value Synergy pigments designed to reduce costs for formulators of industrial coatings; 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 mica-based Lumina special effect pigments feature increased chromaticity at the reflection angle, as well as higher color purity and clarity. A new generation of mica-based Santa Fe pigments features true two-quadrant color travel, an economical alternative to multi-quadrant effect pigments. New particle size distribution provides higher chroma, brightness and color purity, as well as a stronger flip-flop effect. Borosilicate-based Firemist special effect pigments create multicolored effects, depth and glitter, and are available in six reflection colors. Firemist pigments are highly transparent and approved for food contact.

Other pearlescent and iridescent pigments such as MagnaPearl and Dynacolor create lusters from soft satin to high brilliance, and particle textures from smooth to sparkly. Standard white pearl lusters, nonmetallic silver, gold, copper, bronze, russet and antique colors are inert, nontoxic, nontarnishing, and nonarcing. Available in powders for easy handling and blending and paste formulations. Other synthetic pearl pigments include exterior grades and natural pearl essence.

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 release agents can be included.

FERRO CORP. PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS

Geode complex inorganic color pigments are heat-stable, light-stable, weatherable, chemically resistant and suitable for coloring most thermoplastics and thermosets. Recommended for use in exterior rigid PVC and engineering resins. Products include nickel titanate yellows (PY-53 and PY-161); chrome titanate yellows (PBrn-24, PY-162 and PY-163); zinc ferrite buffs (PY-119); chromeiron-zinc browns (PBrn-33); manganese antimony titanate brow (PY-164); cobalt blues (PB-28, PB-36 and PB-74); cobalt greens (PG-26 and PG-50); cobalt violets (PV-14 and PV-48); copper-chrome black (PBIk-28); manganese iron black (PBlk-26); cobalt chrome iron black (PBlk-27); nickel iron IR black (PBIk-30); and iron chromite IR black (PG-17). Nickel and chrome titanate yellows, when combines with high-performance organic pigments/dyes, provide alternatives to lead- and cadmium-bearing colors. Company is ISO 9001:2000 certified.

Ferro is also a distributor for Nubiola Pigments of Spain, a producer of ultramarine blues and violets, chromium oxide green and zinc ferrite yellow pigments. Ultramarine blue and violet pigments are nontoxic and FDA-acceptable for use in food contact applications.

Also distributes phthalocyanine blue and green pigments.

FERRO CORP. LIQUID COATINGS & DISPERSIONS DIV.

Liquid and paste dispersions for all thermoplastics and thermosets can include various processing additives.

The pigments are dispersed in six standard vehicles that are 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.

FERRO CORP. PLASTIC COLORANTS DIV.

Color concentrates and specialized compounds in pellet form for PP, PE PS (general-purpose, impact, and flame-retardant), and ABS (general-purpose, transparent, and flame-retardant), and many engineered resins. Concentrates available with property enhancing capacity, uv stabilizers, slip or antiblock agents, antistats, antioxidants, nucleating agents, and special lubricants. Products include Nimex, metallics, and other special effects concentrates such as wood grain, flow line reducing, and aluminum look.

Special modified thermoplastic/rubber compounds available in many 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.

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 ECTFE, PEEK, ETFE, FEP, PFA and PVDF, as well as fluoropolymer reprocessing.

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 PR Dry color is provided in standard and low-dusting versions. Fluorescent matches, high-gloss products, and other specialties.

HANOVIA

PI000 glow-in-the-dark phosphorescent pigments.

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.

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.

RFC6 is siloxane-treated for low moisture content and ease of dispersion. TR28 is dedicated to the masterbatch industry providing ease of dispersion and high throughput at high loading. RFC6, TR23 and TR60 are for rigid PVC building products. RFC6 and TR23 have NSF approval for use in PVC potable-water pipe. TR60 and TR93 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.

KERR-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 lense;; and phosphorescent pigments for glow-in-the-dark effects.

Also line of colorants for polyamides.

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.

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.

Company is ISO 9002 registered.

LANSCO COLORS

LANDERS-SEGAL COLOR CO., INC.

Organic pigments include phthalo blues and greens, 2B red, napthols, 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.

Smithchem Div. supplies barytes, blanc fixe, precipitated ATH, ATH, zinc sulfide, and natural magnesium hydroxide.

LANRESS CORP.

Macrolex and Ceres solvent dyestuffs offer superior consistency and quality, high-color strength, brilliance, and good lightfastness and weather resistance. Many Macrolex dyestuffs available in a microgranular form, which is a low-dusting, free-flowing alternative to powders, and many of the products are also FDA-approved for food contact use in PET.

Bayplast organic pigments, available in several basic colors, offer high color strength and brilliance, superior heat stability, lightfastness and weather resistance. Products also available in a low-dusting, easy-to-handle microgranular form.

Colortherm inorganic pigments available in a diverse palette of reds, yellows, browns, blacks and greens. These economical products offer superior heat, light and weather stability. Many Colortherm pigments consist of micronized particles, which improve dispersability and color strength development. Most products also FDA-approved for food contact use.

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; and 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 color 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.

MARVAL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Dry color, color concentrates and compounds for PE, PS, PP, ABS, 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.

MD-BOTH INDUSTRIES

Leafing aluminum powders, pastes and pellets, nonleafing aluminum powders, pastes and pellets, gold bronze/copper powders and pastes, vacuum-metalized aluminum slurries and dispersions, metallic inks and carbon black dispersions (oil- and water-based).

MEADOWBROOK 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 x 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 masterbatches for PA, PC, PE, PP, PS, PVC, SAN, ABS and TPE. Specializes in custom-color formulations with FDA, USP and EU compliancy for food, drug, medical and cosmetic packaging. Special effect formulations with FDA-compliant components. Extensive color palette with computerized matching for quick turnaround. Additive packages can include internal and surface lubricants, antistats, uv stabilizers, and antioxidants. Supplied in granular and pelletized form from 50 lb to truckload quantities.

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 CHEMICALS A LYONDELL CO.

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. MILUKEN & 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.

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, anti-block, 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 bleeding. Standard packages of 100 lb or less. Special packaging for a moderate charge. Conforms to ISO standards.

PEACOCK COLORS, INC.

Custom matched colorants include dust-free beads; high-load concentrates that work well in PE and PVC film and bottles; micro-fine 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, PE, PP, ABS, and PS.

PLASTICOLORS, INC.

Paste pigment dispersions for polyester, urethane, vinyl, epoxy, and other resin systems; chemical thickeners; custom chemical dispersions of low profile additives, inhibitors, uv stabilizers and other additives.

PLASTICS COLOR & COMPOUNDING

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

PLASTICS COLOR CORP. OF NORTH AMERICA

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. COLOR & ADDITIVE MASTERBATCHES

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 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.

POLYVISIONS, INC.

Ebony FDA approved channel black concentrates available in a variety of polymer carrier resins. Superior dispersion concentrate intense jetness in food contact applications.

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 customer specifications. FDA-approved food-contact packaging colors. Specializes in quick turnaround from initial match to production for commodity and engineering resins.

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 decorative ribbon, extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, and rotomolding. Specializes in 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 inhibitors, 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.

The process reportedly lowers the pigment's content of free sulfur and moisture while improving dispersibility and tinting strength.

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.

Company also supplies 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.

ROCKWOOD PIGMENTS, INC.

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, PE, PS, PC and PP when used with proper stabilization. Other products include FDA-approved color pigments, chromium oxide greens and cobalt blues.

RONDY & CO., INC.

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

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.

SENSIENT COLORS, INC.

Offers FD&C lake pigments, solvent dyes (FDA approved), optical brighteners, technical dyes, titanium dioxide.

THE SHEPHERD COLOR CO.

Complex inorganic color pigments include cobalt 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.

Complete color range of Arctic infrared reflecting pigments available. Starlight special effect pigments available in a range of particle sizes. These silver-coated glass flakes and microspheres provide a dazzling sparkle and reflectivity. May be processed in single- and twin-screw equipment without influence on reflectivity.

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.

Silcroma metal flake pigments are nonaluminum, 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.

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 masterbatches 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 0.03-in. mini bead with pigment additives to 80%. S 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.

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.

U.S. GYPSUM CO.

CAS-20-4 anhydrous calcium sulfate (gypsum) recommended as a low-cost Ti02 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 SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES

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 extracts.

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, chromium oxide green, and lead chromates.

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

WOLSTENHOLME INTERNATIONAL INC.

High-quality, high-strength oil- and water-based carbon black dispersions.
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