Today black masterbatch has become a popular material source in the final products of injection molding process. In fact, you can easily see a plastic lunch box at the supermarket or a fruit basket, etc. The shiny and vivid black color of these products are almost possible from carbon black. However, there are still products that used black masterbatch but do not gain a good visual effect or impression customers. What reasons cause this problem? let’s find out the 3 reasons below.
Using recycled plastics with black masterbatch
Recycled plastics are used in the past, after that collected, sorted, cleaned and re-processed into new materials for further use. We already know about popular thermoplastics such as PE, PP, ABS and so on. Most of them are not degradable as quick as biodegradable plastic. Therefore, recycling plastics to utilize them as a source of raw materials is essential in the process of environmental protection. So many manufacturers also intend to use recycled materials for their plastic products in the future. However, the compatibility of recycled plastic is also a problem that many people worry about. It is much worse than the new material. This has led to a corollary when customers use black masterbatch with it. After checking, the difference of performances on black when using the recycled plastics and the general result is quite large.
Currently, manufacturers have specialized in all kinds of black masterbatch suitable for each popular plastic on the market. For examples: PP black masterbatch, PE black masterbatch… However, the matching between the primary plastic used and characteristics of the black masterbatch they imported is another problem. In case, the based plastic of color masterbatch and modified materials is different. Therefore, it caused many obstacles such as compatibility, diffusibility and black color that will not reach their expectation.
The subjectivity about just looking at the outside of black masterbatch
Customers usually just look at the appearance of black masterbatch on website when replacing raw material suppliers. However, they ignore its primary plastic, compatibility and diffusivity. That is a reason making a huge mistake when they order a large of black masterbatch for their whole products from a new manufacturer. In Abbey, we are willing to support their customers during testing process and control the properties of black masterbatch which is just suitable for their products. Please contact us here to receive samples and need services when coloring your products.