Our Iriotec® 8000 granules are ideal for adding dark laser markings to light materials required in a variety of applications. The secret of these granules lies in the way they change color when exposed to a laser beam. Because they change from the inside-out, this has absolutely no impact on the polymer itself.
Iriotec® 8000 pigments consist of millions of miniscule elements that have been ingeniously mixed and matched to deliver exactly the right marking properties. By striking the right balance between absorbers and color formers, particles (that are insoluble in the polymer matrix of the final product) provide you with the optimal color change.
A bit like when you mix a cake, it is the distribution of different particles that has to be right – and with Iriotec® 8000 laser pigments, even when the particles are incorporated into plastics during production, they stay together just as required. Afterwards, when they’re struck by a laser beam, they immediately go dark. This process results in an intense new color and even works at low laser energy levels.
Our granule technology offers you clear benefits when it comes to laser marking:
- Easy to incorporate into the polymer matrix, whether you want to create a color concentrate or add your solution during the final production stage
- Matched to the needs of a variety of conventional production processes such as injection molding, injection blow molding, and extrusion
- Suitable for a variety of materials – e.g., polyoxymethylene (POM), polyolefins, or thermoplastic elastomers (TPU). Please contact us if you would like to learn more about suitable materials or laser marking in general.