Choosing the Right kind of masterbatch Product for YouOn July 1, 2019 by Marshall Appelgren
The term masterbatch (MB) is now generally understood as a concentrate of colouring agents, additives, or other active reagents, with which certain properties can be carefully and easily achieved in the final application. Many active reagents in their original form are often presented in the form of powders or liquids that are difficult to handle or require high processing costs. Such can be considered, for example, the introduction of nanoparticles in a safe environment or a combination of several aggregates to a specific property profile. When processing taical masterbatches through a masterbatch compound, they take the form of a granulate and therefore can be easily metered and processed. If necessary, instead of more complex processing systems, standard masterbatch blends can be used.
The name “Masterbatch” comes from a legend when the “master” was responsible for the recipes of certain lots, i.e. “Mixtures” in which especially valuable and expensive additives were mixed. The production of masterbatches exactly corresponds to this classification, since precisely dosed mixtures are mixed with a polymeric material or substrate material and turn into dressings that are easily amenable to further processing. In this particular case, the “masters” responsible for this process are the specialists of the relevant …