Laser pigment powder

Welcome to a new generation of color formers. Thanks to Iriotec® 8000 laser-sensitive pigment powders, we offer you light markings and outstanding dark markings in light polymers are no longer a “dark secret".


Markings without compromise

Change colors permanently through foaming or carbonization:

Iriotec® 8000 pigment powders transform the energy emitted by laser beams into heat and sometimes even color. The laser energy triggers a change in color inside polymers and/or pigment powder.

The laser sensitive pigments are easy to incorporate into plastic formulations. They are ideal for adding high-contrast, razor-sharp markings – even at high speeds, and even with low-energy lasers.

Depending on the composition of the polymer, the resulting markings are either

  • Dark – and the surrounding polymer is carbonized
  • Light – and the surrounding polymer is foamed

If you decide to use a powder pigment, we generally recommend that it is incorporated into a masterbatch or compound before adding to the final product. The advantage to this approach is that the carrier can be tailored precisely to the final application. It also delivers more uniform pigmentation.

The Benefits to you

Versatile

Versatile

  • temperature-resistant
  • almost neutral in color
  • made to work in low concentrations
  • can be used in a variety of standard plastics, engineering polymers, and other applications
  • have no impact on the properties of materials

Economic and efficient

Economic and efficient

  • easy to incorporate into existing formulations by adding them to masterbatches or compounds
  • further operating materials or production steps for marking the finished product are not required
  • unfold their impact even in small amounts

Safe

Safe

  • useful for applications that require high safety standards such as food and beverages as well as products in a clinical environment

Products and their key benefits

Iriotec® 8815

Iriotec® 8815

  • Delivers light markings even in red, blue, and green plastics

Learn more about Iriotec® 8815

Iriotec® 8850

Iriotec® 8850

  • Suitable for marking ultra-thin layers of plastics and foils
  • Adds very dark markings to polymers that normally don’t react such as silicones and powder coatings.

Learn more about Iriotec® 8850.

Iriotec® 8800 and Iriotec® 8805

Iriotec® 8800 and Iriotec® 8805

  • Very high transparency
  • Work well without further laser additives in some formulations
  • Can be used with Iriotec® 8820 to support light color marking
  • Offer different particle sizes: Iriotec® 8800 comes in particle sizes (<15 µm); Iriotec® 8805 contains particles between 1 and 110 µm.

Learn more about Iriotec® 8800 and Iriotec® 8805.

Iriotec® 8820 and Iriotec® 8825

Iriotec® 8820 and Iriotec® 8825

  • Transparent gray
  • Suitable for dark or light markings and particularly effective in light and colored plastics
  • Iriotec® 8820 also contains TiO2, offering enhanced hiding power compared to Iriotec® 8825

Learn more about Iriotec® 8820 and Iriotec® 8825.

Iriotec® 8830 and Iriotec® 8835

Iriotec® 8830 and Iriotec® 8835

  • Black pigment powders
  • Enables whitish light markings
  • Iriotec® 8830 comes in particles 10 – 60 µm: Iriotec® 8835  < 15 µm)

Learn more about Iriotec® 8830 and Iriotec® 8835.

Pigment granules for laser marking

Besides of our laser sensitive pigment powder, we are offering laser sensitive pigment granules. Click on the button to explore more about the advantages of our Iriotec® granules.

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Laser Portal

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