Frequently Asked Questions
Q: HOW QUICKLY CAN HAMPTON COLOURS MATCH A COLOUR?
A: Providing your volume requirements are sufficient, we will do it while you wait!
Q: WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF POLYMER SPECIFIC MASTERBATCHES OVER UNIVERSALS?
A: A polymer specific masterbatch will introduce a minimum amount of 'foreign' material into your polymer for sensitive applications. Being a 'weaker' colouring agent it often improves colour dispersion.
Q: CAN I COMBINE SEVERAL EFFECTS IN ONE MASTERBATCH?
A: Yes. A combination masterbatch may provide colourant, UV stabilisation and antistat properties for example.
Q: ARE THE COLOURS YOU SUPPLY LIGHT FAST?
A: Nobody guarantees that colours will never fade! However providing that you tell us that good light fastness is a requirement we will use top quality pigments and dyes to provide the colour with excellent light fast properties.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CANNOT ACHIEVE THE RIGHT COLOUR?
A: If we cannot achieve the right colour within our laboratories, then we may come to you, matching the job at your site and on your machine!
Q: WHEN WOULD I USE DRY COLOUR, AND WHEN MASTERBATCH?
A: If you plan to colour less than 1 tonne of material and you are using extrusion, injection or blow moulding, then it may be more economical to use dry colorant. It is particularly efficient for transparent effects. Masterbatches offer clean handling and the ability to be metered at the machine.
Q: WHAT IS A WETTING AGENT?
A: This is a light mineral oil which is distributed on the surface of the polymer granules prior to adding the colour. It makes the dry colouring process cleaner.
Q: WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM QUANTITIES I MAY BUY?
A: We have a minimum order of 1kg for stock Masterbatch colours, single unit packs for Dry Colour and 5kgs for polymer specific Masterbatch. The minimum for custom Universal Masterbatch is 5kg.
Address: Toadsmoor Mills, Brimscombe,
Stroud GL5 2UH. United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 1453 731555
Fax: +44 (0) 1453 731234
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