Masterbatches, pigment mixtures, liquid dyes and coloring pastes: the quick and economic translation of color design ideas into production stage plastics packagings is among Finke’s core competences. Due to this outstanding service, the color masterbatch producer has become an important and reliable partner for packaging designers and brand manufacturers.
Karl Finke GmbH produces its tailor made colorants on state-of-the art production lines in Wuppertal, Germany, where the worldwide operating family-owned company has been headquartered for more than 65 years. The range of products, Finke will present at Fachpack, comprises granulated masterbatches and pigment powders as well as liquid dyes and coloring pastes for almost any type of plastics application. At Finke, experienced technicians counsel and support customers from industries like cosmetics- and food packaging, medical technology, automotive, furniture, electronics and toys, from the first design draft to production stage of their products.
For optimum results, Finke works with the customer’s original material and simulates specific production conditions, ranging from various injection moulding and extrusion methods to blow moulding, in its own laboratory. The company is equipped with technology to produce PE and PP bottles. Moreover Finke can simulate the production of tinted and dyed PET-C bottles on its own blow-moulding system.
More than 200 standard colors from the RAL color system are available as FIBAPLAST masterbachtes. They are particularly suited for all areas of thermoplastic processing, like injection moulding and extrusion applications. Numerous possible additives such as UV protective agents, anti-oxidants, antistatic agents, lubricants or additives for laser printing, open up a wide range of applications. Customized colors can be provided on short notice.
For transparent colorants Finke has developed its FIBASOL liquid dyes. Their liquid binding agent does not impair the physical or chemical properties of the material in any way and is physiologically harmless. The temperature resistant and light-fast dyes can be combined with almost any thermoplastic material. They are particularly suited for food packaging and cosmetic packaging.
For special plastics like PVC systems, polyurethanes, epoxy resins or unsaturated polyester resins, FIBADUR pastes are the colorant of choice. The liquid and pasty pigment preparations mix perfectly with the respective plastic system, provide well-defined color intensity as well as high color constancy and can even color liquid polymers.
The powdery WUBALEN pigment mixtures are suitable for all thermoplastic polymers and allow for various special effects by means of selected additives. Since they are physiologically harmless, they can be used in food packaging and textile applications.