Coloring Technology for Plastics

Coloring Technology for Plastics

1st Edition - December 31, 1999

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  • Author: Ronald M. Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516491

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The papers in this anthology were presented during seven ANTEC and RETEC symposia between 1995 and 1998, and chronicle many of the advances in the plastics coloring technology field during that time span. The unifying theme of the papers is ""creating more value."" The interactivity of the package design process has continued to demand advances in coloring technology, and the value of being able to exploit product appearance is glaringly apparent. Another way to create value is by being responsive through ""Speed to Market."" Manufacturers and suppliers have to respond to the demand of their consumers, yet fabricators cannot be ignored in their desire for first run acceptance of color. All these issues and many others are discussed within this authoritative overview of coloring technology.


Engineers, researchers and technicians in the plastics industry.

Table of Contents

  • Pigments and Dyes
    A Primer on Colorful Additives
    Photochromic Dyes of Enhanced Performance
    Three Color Effects from Interference Pigments
    Fluorescent Pigments as Plastic Colorants: An Overview
    Color Styling with Genuine Metallics in Plastics
    Metallic Looking Plastics with New Silver and Aluminum Pigments
    Ultramarine Blue, an Old Pigment, a New Process
    Predicting Maximum Field Service Temperatures from Solar Reflectance. Measurements of Vinyl
    Reacting Trapping of 2,3'-Dichlorobenzidine Decomposition Products in Polyethylene Based Diarylide Pigment Concentrates
    Photoresponsive Polyurethane-Acrylate Copolymers
    Safety, Health and Environmental Regulatory Affairs for Colorants used in the Plastics Industry
    Visual Texture
    Effective Pigment Incorporation
    Surface Smoothness and Its Influence on Paint Appearance. How to Measure and Control It?
    Static Control Methods in Plastics Decorating to Reduce Rejection Rates and Increase Production Efficiency
    Dispersive Mixing of Surfactant-Modified Titanium Dioxide Agglomerates into High Density Polyethylenes
    A Comparative Study of the Use of High Intensity Dispersive Mixers and Co-Rotating Twin Screw Extruders in the Manufacture of High Quality Color Concentrates
    In-Line Color Monitoring of Pigmented Polyolefins during Extrusion
    The Effects of Injection Molding Parameters on Color and Gloss
    Method for Effective Color Change in Extrusion Blow Molding Accumulator Heads
    Four Color Process Compact Disc Printing: Getting as Close as Possible to Photorealism
    Improving the Processability of Fluorescent Pigments
    Testing Colored Products
    Understanding Test Variation. A Plastics Case Study
    Visual Color Matching and the Importance of Controlling External Variables
    Practical Analysis Techniques of Polymer Fillers by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
    Multi-Angle Spectrophotometers for Metallic, Pearlescent, and Special Effects Colors
    An Investigation of Multiangle Spectrophotometry for Colored Polypropylene Compounds
    Color Concerns in Polymer Blends
    Effect of Colorants on Properties of Colored Materials
    The Effect of Pigments on the Crystallization and Properties of Polypropylene
    The Effect of Nucleating Agents on the Morphology and Crystallization Behavior of Polypropylene
    Relationship between the Microstructure and the Properties of Rotationally Molded Plastics
    Colored Engineering Resins for High Strain/Thin Walled Applications
    Feasibility of Automotive Coatings Designed for Direct Adhesion to TPO Materials
    Infrared Welding of Thermoplastics. Colored Pigments and Carbon Black Levels on Transmission of Infrared Radiation
    Laser Transmission Welding of Thermoplastics: Analysis of the Heating Phase
    Laser Marking
    Interaction of Lasers with Plastics and Other Materials
    Customized Decorating of Plastic Parts with Gray-Scale and Multi-Color Images Using Lasers
    Color Laser Marking: A New Marking and Decorating Alternative for Olefins
    Implementation of Beam-Steered Laser Marking of Coated and Uncoated Plastics
    Lasermarkable Engineering Resins
    The Enhancement of Laser Marking Plastic Polymers with Pearlescent Pigments

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 1999
  • Published: December 31, 1999
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815516491

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Ronald M. Harris

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Ferro Liquid Coatings and Dispersions

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