Are you having trouble getting the right colour for your injection moulded part?
It may be that the standard white or translucent colouring of the resin for injection moulding will suit the requirements for your finished part. For internal parts and small components, it is the functionality that is often more important than the look.
Sometimes though, the colour, aesthetics and finished appearance of your moulding are more important, and that standard colour isn’t appropriate. It may be that the part is an external component, being made for colour-coded assembly, coloured in company or brand colours or you just want it to stand out from your competitors.
Most of the plastic moulding we do is coloured to customer specific requirements and we’re always happy when a bit of colour brightens our day.
Colour Compounding or Masterbatch – Which Is best for your plastic injection moulded component?
With colour compounding the colour is mixed with the base material by our supplier when it is being made and is delivered to us ready-coloured. Materials can be matched to your company or brand colours. This method achieves the most consistent colouring and can sometimes be the only way to colour match materials with a dense base colour, such as fire-retardant ABS.
When we use masterbatch colours, the masterbatch dye is added to the base material here in the factory. You can have the masterbatch colour-matched to your company or brand colours precisely. We can manufacture short run batches of coloured mouldings for you cost effectively and quickly.
How specific a colour match do you need for your product or component?
We can colour match to any pantone reference or product sample. Pantone is known worldwide as the standard language for accurate colour communication. This allows you to choose exactly the shade you need to give your product just the right touch or to adhere to strict brand guidelines. After all, we want you to be happy with the end result
Does your part need a sprinkle of something special?
We can achieve some special effects by using additives in masterbatch. By adding aluminium impregnated dyes to a base material, we can achieve a sparkling finish on plastic mouldings as well as a pearlescent, fluorescent or metallic finish.
How can we help?
Call us on 01453 883338 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with one of our injection moulding experts. They will guide you through the process and ensure that your colour specifications are met. We look forward to hearing from you.