Colloids Ltd. is exhibiting for the first time at Advanced Engineering 2019 (stand I76), taking place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 30-31st October. Colloids Group has sales, production and R & D facilities in the UK and China, globally supplying high quality black, white and coloured masterbatches, compounds and additives to OEMs, convertors, polymer producers and compounders. During the show, Dr Derek Hepburn, Technical Director for Colloids is giving a presentation in the automotive forum titled: High Temperature and High Performance Polymer Masterbatches for Advanced Engineering.
Colloids stand visitors can find out about all the latest in-house R & D product innovations:
High Temperature Polymer Masterbatches in Signal Warning Orange (RAL 2003)
The newly expanded range of T-TEC® high temperature polymer masterbatch grades in Signal Warning Orange (RAL 2003), is now available for PEEK, PPSU, PSU, PEI, PA10T, PA12, PBT, PA6T and PA66 engineering polymers. These new grades are primarily for producing high voltage (HV) automotive components as Signal Warning Orange is the regulation colour specified by OEMs for high voltage cable and connector applications in a battery-electric vehicle (BEV), hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV); key applications include under the bonnet electrical components, conduits and charging plug units.
The T-TEC range includes over 30 high temperature masterbatches grades, based on a proprietary universal carrier as well as polymer specific grades, available in black and RAL / Pantone colours. Automotive, electrical and electronics(E&E), industrial and medical equipment are key application markets.
New Low VOC Black Masterbatch for Automotive Interior PP Foams
Polypropylene (PP) foams used in automotive interiors must meet stringent volatile organic compound (VOC) emission requirements to minimize fogging and odour levels in new vehicles. Colloids new low VOC black masterbatch has been tested according to VDA 278 for automotive materials and meets leading global automakers’ emissions criteria for volatiles.
New Permanent Laser Marking Compatible Masterbatch Range for Plastics
Colloids’ L-TEC® laser marking compatible masterbatch range enables plastic components to be permanently laser marked or etched with key product information and branding in either a light or dark mark instead of ink printing or engraving; text, numbers, QR and bar codes, images and logos can be clearly laser marked on a plastic part. The L-TEC® laser marking range is available for a wide range of polymers in virtually any colour or effect, including metallic and pearlescent. Genuine automotive plastic parts can be permanently marked to protect against counterfeiting. Consumer products packaging, such as for food, drinks and cosmetics also benefit from laser marking to add branding and aesthetic enhancements.
All products developed by Colloids provide added value processing benefits, such as higher throughput rates, along with improved quality and functional performance. As well as automotive, medical, industrial and E&E, Colloids products are also used in a wide range of plastic applications in agricultural, construction, pipes, geosynthetics, consumer goods and packaging markets.
Colloids Group manufacturing sites operate to ISO 9001 quality standards, with the main UK site at Knowsley also being ISO 14001 accredited. Both Colloids Knowsley and Colloids China are IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management certified.