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Bulk and sheet molding compounds
We add versatility to bulk and sheet molding compounds.
When exceptional durability is key for large structural components, producers rely on bulk molding compounds (BMCs) and sheet molding compounds (SMCs). BMCs and SMCs are ready-to-mold, glass-reinforced polyester materials used in compression molding processes to achieve special characteristics. We provide an extensive line of products to meet the colorant needs of BMC and SMC applications. Our chemical thickeners, inhibitors and additive technologies offer special properties for polyester molding applications such as consistent reactive thickening, shelf stability and electrical conductivity.
Our Plasticolors® brand provides a broad range of colors and carrier chemistries that result in versatile and cost-effective molded compound products. These 100% solids colorant technologies offer:
- Low viscosity and odor
- Non-hazardous with no volatile organic compounds
- Highly compatible with most systems
- Long-term color stability and high opacity
- Bio-based carrier available
Our colorants play a vital role in endless polymer applications.
The primary function of colorants for polymer applications is to provide the necessary appearance and aesthetic attributes to bring a product to market. Our extensive range of pigment dispersions in a range of carrier technologies meets customer needs in many applications. All colorants are heavy metal-free, contain no solvents and produce high tint strength. Our technology generates the optimal particle size for color strength and pigment efficiency in a stable dispersion. Our colorants are fully converted into a portion of the matrix solids upon cure and are suitable for any SMC or BMC application, including polyester and vinyl ester.
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