Blog

The Additive Benefit When It Comes To LiquiSol

Often we get asked, ‘can I use additives with LiquiSol?’ And, we answer with an astounding ‘yes!’ One of the benefits of partnering with us is the technology and innovation behind our product lines. Our LiquiSol liquid colorant is founded on innovative, proprietary technology that allows us to have a carrier system like no other on the market. This LiquiSol carrier system not only allows manufacturers to infuse resin with color, but also any additive – whether functional or specialty – we offer. There are times when product specifications require an antistat, slip, UV stabilizer

Read More...

Overview of Liquid Colorant and Equipment

Liquid color concentrates have advanced over the past two decades as the materials, processing, carrier technology and equipment have evolved to meet increased demand and new applications. Plastics Color has been on the cutting edge of liquid color concentrate technology for more than thirty years, and we continue to be a leader in this sector with our LiquiSol liquid colorants.What is liquid color concentrate? It is the dispersion of pigments and/or dyes in a liquid carrier that is customized to be compatible with the resin types and the processes being used. LiquiSol is compatible with virtu

Read More...

What is the liquid pump system?

When it comes to liquid color, we not only understand the material side when it comes to LiquiSol recommendations, we also can recommend the liquid system to best benefit your production facility. With that in mind, the delivery system of liquid colorants can at times be confusing. Here is some basic information we think about when recommending liquid systems. There are two types of delivery mechanisms to meter LiquiSol to the machine; either a peristaltic (roller pump) or a progressive cavity (shaft pump). A peristaltic pump is generally recommended when you have shorter runs and frequent

Read More...

4 Terms to be Aware of When Speaking the LiquiSol Language

There are several terms we commonly use when discussing LiquiSol, our liquid colorant, which may be unfamiliar to those new to the concept. Let’s take some time to overview what those conceptually are so that we have a working knowledge when discussing liquid color. Liquid Carrier –This is as simple as it sounds. The liquid carrier is basically the vehicle system that incorporates the colorant and/or additive package with the base resin during processing.Dosing – The delivery of the proper LDR needed to produce a part.Pre-mixer – The mechanical mixing chamber mounted above the feed thr

Read More...

3 Tips When Considering Let-Down-Ratio and LiquiSol

When it comes to LiquiSol, our liquid colorant product line, let-down-ratio (LDR), is an important topic. If you are new to LiquiSol it may surprise you to find that typical LDR range in the neighborhood of 0.25-1%. This number, though minimal, has a major impact on your business. Since the LDR is generally low, there are several benefits you may notice. Material handling is relatively easy by simply switching out the color cart. Color changes are more efficient in regard to time and manpower required. Space requirements on the production floor are quite minimal as you just need a small foot

Read More...

Liquid Color Overview

Color is critical to brand owners, many whose products are identified with color. Think of Coke ‘red.’ Coca-Cola spends millions of dollars to ensure that their red is just that – theirs! It’s not just a color ‘red’ but is their brand identity. The same holds true for companies like Home Depot, Target, UPS and many more.  (http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/01/28/colors-in-corporate-branding-and-design/) Processors know however, that colorants can be difficult to manage. Liquid colors have become the coloring system of choice in recent years for a number of reasons including

Read More...

What Color Are Your Plastic Parts?

Color is critical! Just ask any brand owner, specifically of consumer products, how color helps to identify their particular brand for a particular product. Consumers are very attuned to looking at the colors of products on the very crowded shelves of retail stores to help them find their favorite products. Liquid colorants for plastics have become increasingly popular for processors for several reasons: easier handling through automated dispersion systems which minimizes human interface; it can be used with almost any type of resin system for thermoplastics as well as thermosets; and is su

Read More...

Liquid colors have their advantages in the right situations

Liquid colorant is a dispersion of pigments and/or dyes in specially selected liquid vehicles, which can be customized to the polymer and process needed. These specialized vehicles guarantee the colorant will have total compatibility with the polymer. It also promotes rapid and complete distribution of the liquid color concentrate into the polymer, leading to fewer processing problems.Liquid colorants typically come as a ‘system’ which includes the pump which can be set for the appropriate let-down ratio which colors the resins automatically. That prevents turning the entire plant sunshin

Read More...
Close Pop Up