Americhem Custom Solutions, Science & Trends Blog

Americhem Color Science, Custom Solutions & Trends Blog

Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? And the Chemistry Behind It…
February 25, 2020
As fall weather quickly approaches, the prominent chlorophyll in leaves begins to break down and reveal new color pigments. The most vibrant colors are produced when the end of summer is dry and the fall season is sunny because the changing of the leaves is heavily dependent on water intake and sunshine.
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Corporate
Think Outside of the Box… The Marker Box That Is!
February 18, 2020
Americhem teamed up with a marker manufacturer to design fluorescent marker caps. A common problem with molding fluorescent colors is that they stain the mold; otherwise known as ‘plate-out.’ This causes the customer to have a lot of machine down time, which in turn is a loss of money.
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Application
Packaging
Finally A Pet Feeding System That Is Safe For Our Pets!
February 11, 2020
Americhem teamed up with WeatherTech’s new PetComfort feeding systems to develop an antimicrobial and antifungal additive for TPE and PP. Americhem designed and developed masterbatches in 11 colors to be used in multiple shapes and sizes that are FDA and NSF compliant!
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Hygiene
TPE
Application
Don’t “Sweat” How To Better Your Synthetic Fibers
February 4, 2020
The synthetic fiber industry is continuously looking for new functionalities to serve the growing performance textile industry. Antimicrobial fabrics enhance hygiene, provide a way for manufacturers to add value, and restrain bacteria from proliferating.
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Fibers
Textiles
Hygiene
The Next Time You Take A Seat, Think “Americhem Can’t Be Beat!”
January 28, 2020
Americhem has produced color and additives for some of the most recognizable names in professional and collegiate sports and most recently has worked with the Orlando City Soccer Club. They wanted highly chromatic colors developed that would withstand harsh exterior environments and long term exposure.
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Application
Weathering
Does Color Alter Moods & Behaviors?
January 21, 2020
Color can in fact initiate certain behaviors and feelings in people, but the problem lies in determining which colors evoke which emotions.
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Corporate
Are You Fed Up With Your Liquid Colorant?
January 14, 2020
The housekeeping, the extra equipment, the machine downtime for cleaning, the hassle of storing it; the list of liquid color disadvantages is endless. What if you can’t use a standard size masterbatch pellet for your application though? Try Americhem’s dSperse®, Minibead Masterbatches for every application.
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Bottles
Packaging
Did You Hear The Joke About The Broken Glass?
January 7, 2020
It wasn’t all it cracked up to be… Just like your current compounder for your window encapsulations! At Americhem, we provide our customers with world-class quality compounds that reduce glass breakage and surface defects, which results in a lower scrap rate and improves your bottom line. After 20 years of working with a wide range of window encapsulators, we’ve got this down to a science!
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Automotive
Exteriors
Windows
TPE
How Tough Is Your Turf?
December 31, 2019
Synthetic Turf is an environmentally sound, safe, and low-maintenance alternative to natural grass, which is why people are now using it for sporting fields, golf courses, businesses, and playgrounds. But how does it hold up to the weather?
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Additives
Fibers
Turf
Weathering
Before You Take A Swim, Take A Look At Your Hot Tub Trim…
December 24, 2019
Luxury hot tub exterior panels made with color masterbatch are the hottest trend on the market! As summer winds down, we start to look at those hot tub sales, but which exterior panels will give you the most bang for your buck? Americhem is an industry leader in extruded profiles like PVC, ASA, acrylic, and custom blends.
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Building & Construction
Decking
Fencing
Weathering
Diving Deeper Than A Box Of Pellets
December 17, 2019
We sell expertise, innovation, industry leading technology, and complete customization from color to physical properties to what type of packaging your product comes in. Take a journey through the Americhem Advantage.
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Corporate
Additives
Got Masterbatch? Milk Masterbatch That Is!
December 10, 2019
Americhem has developed a specialty technology for high demanding opacity formulations and vitamin preservation in UHT Long Life Milk applications. UHT milk changes its chemistry when penetrated by UV rays causing it to have a poor taste and smell. Americhem designed advanced solutions for mono layer applications that respect stringent light and UV transmission specifications!
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Additives
Bottles
Milk Bottles
Packaging
Sustainability
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