POSSIBLE TO COLOR EXISTING PLASTIC?
DyePlastics offers “color-on-demand” technology to infuse color at the molecular level to polymers AFTER forming plastics vs during. This process can save you thousands of dollars, as compared to custom color application during the forming process.
Today’s savvy consumers are always looking for the latest and greatest; something that is unique and can call their own. The consumers’ affinity for product differentiation is driving color customization in directions never before imagined. Designers are able to stay ahead of industry trends by completely customizing their own look that can be produced on an individual or mass-market scale. Welcome to your marketing edge.
Dye Plastics offers “color-on-demand” technology to infuse color at the molecular level to polymers AFTER forming plastics vs during. This process can save you thousands of dollars as compared to custom color application during the forming process.
We've tried to list some of the common questions we get asked, but in case we didn't answer yours, please feel free to contact us or call 763-425-9222.
How large of a size can you handle?
DyePlastics has the capability of meeting those demands. We can handle most sizes of plastic up to 60″ long, 30″ deep and 24″ wide. Our processing facility can accommodate up to a 1/4 sheet (24″x48″) of plastic or other larger shaped plastics. We can handle small runs to large runs, completely customized to your needs.
Does the color come off?
No. The color is infused into parts to make it permanent, resistant to scratching.
How does the process work?
Our color technicians will work with you to achieve the right color for your need. We then immerse the plastic part into a mostly aqueous solution containing your custom dye until the desired color intensity is achieved. The dyes penetrate the plastic surface to various degrees, depending on the softness of the plastic matrix. The product is rinsed with water to remove excess dye solution from the surface and dried to produce a market ready product. Regardless of the degree of penetration, the colorants cannot be rubbed off. We can match almost all Pantone® colors or feel free to send us a sample color and will color match to the sample. The product can be masked before dipping to give special effects, or can be dipped multiple times in different colors. The options are limitless.
What type of plastics work?
Color infusion can be applied to finished parts after they are molded, thermoformed or fabricated profiles. Polymers that have been infused include Acrylics; cast and extruded, polycarbonate, ABS, PETG, Polyurethanes, nylon, vinyl, PVC, polypropylene; parts laminated with metalized film. The process cannot be used with olefins or Fluropolymers that are chemically inert. Some polymer additives and resin manufacturing processes can negatively impact the infusion process.
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