If you’ve ever wondered how companies actually add pigments to polymers or add a powder coating to a material, the answer lies in how they mix materials.
Before you make a polymer, you already have to decide what color you want it to be. You’ll find yourself using a so-called masterbatch or a ready-made compound. This is where the Iriotec® 8000 pigments are already added – directly, before forming the polymer.
If you want to add a laser marking to a powder coating (on a surface, not inside the material itself), the process with the powder coating is the same. The pigment is added to the coating which is then used as normal.
Many masterbatch and compound manufacturers already have experience with our laser pigments and offer finished combination batches or compounds. A variety of powder coating manufacturers also have experience with adding pigments. If your product requires some kind of fine-tuning, or you have to consider individual requirements such as cost optimization, your contact will be happy to provide you or your suppliers with support in finding the right product.