One plastic is not like another. In addition to the large variety of plastic types, matching a color also depends largely on the intended use of the final product. For example, food and beverage packaging must be food-safe and protect the contents as much as possible. Children’s toys must be absolutely physiologically harmless. As a result, the requirements for the color preparation vary from product to product.
At Finke, we are involved in numerous industries and product solutions on a daily basis. We are therefore continuously working to improve our products so that they are universally applicable and consistently meet basic requirements such as physiological harmlessness. In addition, there will always be special requirements for our colorants. With almost 70 years of experience in plastics coloration, we have always mastered these kinds of requirements in the past.
From blister packs to dishwashing liquid bottles through to shopping bags, nearly all the packaging we use today are in rich, brilliant colors. As pioneering experts in the coloration of plastics, we are involved in countless types of packaging. The variety of packaging and materials, of course, correlates with the variety of specifications for the coloration. With our wide range of products and our expertise in color matching, we can basically meet every requirement and make even extraordinary packaging dreams come true.
When it comes to packaging for the cosmetics industry, special requests are standard. It is not always just about extraordinary color ideas. Color preparations that have additives for special properties are also increasingly asked for. Here too, we take innovative approaches time and again in order to ensure that no customer request is left unfulfilled.
There are many uses where films have to be able to withstand a lot.Due to their physical properties, the color pigments that are bound in the material must harmonize particularly well with the carrier polymer. In the food sector, the physiological harmlessness of the color preparations is also a top priority. We therefore provide our customers with colors that comply with food law requirements and feature the highest degree of visual and physical quality.
From a blood pressure gauge to a magnetic resonance imaging system: Finke colors can be found in a wide range of medical equipment. The diversity of application areas in medical technology leads quite naturally to a variety of requirements for the colorants when producing the materials used. In particular, physiological harmlessness and hygiene are the key requirements in this area, which our colorants easily meet.
In vehicle manufacturing, there are numerous fields of application for coloring plastics. The requirements for the technical properties of our color preparations are correspondingly high. The plastics and colorants used in vehicle manufacturing must be designed to have an extremely high durability and service life, which are not required for usual consumer goods. We therefore develop highly light- and temperature-resistant color mixtures that are adapted to the changing loads on vehicle components. This means they still have a luster that is as good as new even after many years.
Furniture must withstand a lot. Because of a service life that often extends over decades, furniture is exposed to numerous stresses and strains. Nevertheless, it should not lose its good appearance. This means that bright colors should still be bright even after 20 years. This is not a problem with our temperature-, light-, and weather-resistant colors. Moreover, precisely furniture often sets color trends and creates ambiance, and as a result our colors have often contributed toward turning designer furniture into style icons.
Whether it’s a kitchen appliance or TV, a high-gloss finish or matte surface – what we place in our living room must shine with color and also make a good impression in the long run. Our customers in this field therefore rightly expect from us color preparations of the highest quality and resistance. Thanks to our great care and precision when matching a color, our customers receive colors that meet the highest requirements.
Physiological harmlessness and migration resistance are essential in children’s toys. Therefore, our colorants that are used here must meet the highest quality and safety standards. And because they do, many well-known manufacturers in the toy industry have relied on our color preparations for a long time. We can combine all the colors requested by the customer with all the carrier polymers in such a way that there are no health concerns.