Custom Color Development

We do not have “stock” colors. Each color is custom developed for each individual client and your color choices are only limited by your imagination. We guarantee that 100% of every pellet will be 100% accurate to the approved color on every order. .. every time.

Color development occurs in several different ways.

  • Pantone Plastic Color Number: We will match any Pantone color and even modify them for tint and light transmission at your direction. This takes their extensive color library and effectively makes it limitless.
  • Color numbers from most color and filter reference books or swatches.
  • Customer supplies a finished part or existing resin to be matched or reformulated.
  • Customer gives us a commonly known color verbally. Ferrari red, Corvette yellow, color from a sports team.
  • A color that is readily available to match.

Color Laboratory

Color formulating is done in our state-of-the-art color laboratory and usually takes approximately 2-5 days. Once a color is formulated, chips are sent to the customer for approval, a custom color number is assigned, and the formula is stored in our permanent color library. Our team of highly educated color experts have a thorough understanding of color, light transmission, critical optical properties, and special additives that make us leaders in color development for the plastics industry.

Capabilities

  • Custom matching of transparent, translucent, and opaque colors
  • Light diffusion
  • Haze and light transmission measurement
  • Thermal stability testing
  • Running specialty resins

Color Evaluation

Spectrophotometers and software supported:

  • Konica Minolta
  • Hunterlab o Datacolor o X-Rite
  • Light tables for evaluation of transparent and translucent colors

Material Evaluation

  • Moisture testing
  • Melt flow testing
  • Microscopes