PLASTICS & PACKAGING

The plastics industry supplies different plastics to a broad range of industries. Plastics are synthetic materials made from different polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon etc. Plastics can be moulded into specific shapes or forms to serve a purpose. Plastics are widely used in the world and need to be made with the application in mind. Some applications require hardened plastics while others are used for storage or to display a message, like in food packaging.

The types of plastics that require objective colour measurement are centered around the packaging and automotive industry. It is important that goods are packaged in a way that effectively stores the goods, portrays information about the goods and influences a purchases decision to buy. Ensuring that goods are stored and packaged in a way that gives the product a sense of quality assists consumers in making their decision to purchase a product. Companies not only need to ensure that their goods look the same when they are displayed on the shelf, but also consistently appear the same each time a consumer purchases the good.

Colour measurement in the plastic industry assists in controlling the colour of polymer base materials, masterbatch pellets and final plastic products made by extrusion or injection moulding. Throughout the supply chain, colour measurement can be used to improve processes and monitor quality.

We serve an almost endless number of applications in the Plastics and Packaging industry, below we have highlighted some examples of how colour is used to monitor quality, prevent production rejections and ensure that plastic products and packaging are produced consistently and meet consumers expectations.

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