Adiscolor® core business is to offer PVC carrier based masterbatches to the PVC processing industry in all its forms.
Primarily these masterbatches are colour systems, but can include additives, for example, blowing agents, antimicrobials etc. It is our partner Astropol’s philosophy that the addition of PVC systems into PVC compounds is always the superior approach.
Astrobatch, Astromicro and Astroblend are the 3 forms that can be mixed to produce the following Masterbatch products:
3mm diameter pellets for on-line dosing. A general purpose range for flexible applications such as cable and hose.
2mm diameter pellets for on-line dosing. This new Astropol format is most suitable for PVCu extrusions such as window profile, underground and rainwater pipes, electrical ducting etc.
Powder pigments for direct addition to the mixer, offered as post weighed packs or bulk. Post weighed packs can be bespoke weights delivered in low melt EVA sachets.
The PVC carrier system technology used in the our partner, Astropol®, pellet masterbatch system is unique.
All the constituents of the formulation are totally PVC compatible yet the masterbatch still disperses into the base compound in the same way as wax or non-PVC carrier system as used in ‘Universal’ and ‘Wax based’ masterbatches.
Astropol® Pellet Masterbatches eliminate the problems often associated with Universal and Wax based carrier systems, such as rapid increase in extruder torque, severe plate out, pinhole blocking in downstream equipment, stick start shudder, and reduced physical properties. Just as important, there is no requirement for extrusion staff to be continually adjusting running conditions. Astropol® masterbatches therefore help reduce scrap rates and improve production efficiency.
In window profile applications, any potential problems with adhesion of foil to the profile are eliminated by using the Astrobatch® products. The benefit therefore of using the Astropol® system, is that all the common problems encountered using ‘Universal’ and ‘Wax based’ masterbatches are eliminated – hence the Adiscolor® philosophy of PVC into PVC.