Silvergate Plastics will display its range of 'Optiblo' masterbatches specially designed for blow moulding
Custom colour manufacturer Silvergate Plastics is presenting its new ‘Optiblo’ range at Interplas.
The range has been developed specifically to significantly reduce cycle times and improve the surface finish of blow moulded parts.
The company says the Optiblo technology brings extensive benefits to polymer processors working within blow moulding. It works to eradicate many common processing problems by eliminating die build up, enhancing pigment dispersion, and improving both wall thickness uniformity and dimensional stability. “What is most attractive to many processors is that Optiblo increases output and lowers energy requirements, saving substantial operating costs,” explained Tony Bestall, Silvergate Managing Director.
Optiblo works by reducing friction against metal surfaces, which enables melt to smoothly flow at a faster rate. By improving pigment dispersion and eliminating die built up, Silvergate says this new colour masterbatch offers many benefits to manufacturers producing bottles, drums, oil containers etc. It is also said to reduce warp on large parts and reduces energy consumption by allowing the processor to operate a lower temperatures.
“Operators throughout Europe are demanding value-added raw materials that improve processes and enhance output to provide long-term cost benefits. Our latest development supports this demand and we have received a very positive response regarding the overall performance of Optiblo. Being able to offer technically advanced additives alongside exact colour matches is proving to be a winning combination,” Bestall added.
SIlvergate Plastics – Stand G68