Color Masterbatch Technology

We Are Your Masterbatch Solution Provider

Americhem creates custom masterbatches based on your color specifications, processing equipment, and end application to ensure efficient manufacturing.

As your additive and color masterbatch manufacturer, we will help you overcome your toughest product and processing challenges with solutions created specifically for you. Our custom masterbatch formulations deliver the best balance of quality, value, and production efficiency. And you can trust our outcomes because we back all of our products with performance-based testing, design, education, and expert support.

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Custom Color Masterbatches

We provide customized plastic masterbatch solutions to ensure ideal color design, consistent quality, and enhanced functionality across various polymer types for your products.

Additive Masterbatches

Whether you’re looking for a realistic woodgrain, an impressive metallic effect or a pearlescent shine, we offer compatible colorants and additive masterbatches that are customizable for a variety of resins.

Single-Pigment Dispersions

Take advantage of our polymer-specific masterbatch technologies that incorporate directly into base resins for optimal compatibility, proper viscosity, and full dispersion.

Raising The Bar With Every Batch

For your specific applications, processes, and compatibility needs, you can rely on Americhem’s masterbatch manufacturing process for:

  • Superior performance characteristics
  • Lot-to-lot consistency
  • Color harmony between materials
  • High-quality dispersion

The Custom Color Masterbatch Manufacturer of Choice

Since 1941, Americhem has become one of the largest custom color masterbatch manufacturers in the world, spending years developing partnerships with leading material suppliers across the globe. This has made us the provider of choice for color concentrates, state-of-the-art pigment concentration, and additive technology.

Our Masterbatches Serve a Global Market

Our portfolio expands across multiple industries, giving us a wide range of experience in:

Americhem Is Your Trusted Partner

Americhem's service model has always been to give complete attention to our customers' needs. We thrive to perfect your products' look, performance, and consistency, from manufacture to market—and beyond.

Over the years, we've developed partnerships with the world's major material suppliers. This means Americhem is on the cutting edge of plastic color concentrates, state-of-the-art pigment concentration, and additive technology. Partner with us and our advanced resources and decades of expertise will work for you, ensuring that you receive the best balance of cost, performance, and production efficiency. Make Americhem your masterbatch manufacturer.

What is masterbatch?

It is a solid additive used to color or impart other properties, such as texture, to plastics during the manufacturing process. The former are called color masterbatches while the latter are known as additive masterbatches. Depending on the application, masterbatches can come in a variety of forms including liquids, granules, mini beads, and powders.

How are color masterbatches produced?

The process of producing color masterbatches can drastically change depending on the specific applications and needs of a customer. In general, the production of color masterbatches follows the process of (1) identifying and weighing pigments and additives, (2) mixing these pigments and additives into a carrier resin or polymer by heat treatment and typically twin screw extruding, and (3) cooling and forming the concentrated mixture into granules, powders, and other color masterbatch vehicles.

How is masterbatch added to plastic?

Masterbatches are added or “let down” into the raw polymer or materials and go through a blending process commonly in a bucket or tumbler which feeds into a molding or extruding machine where the final plastic product is made. Americhem’s additive and color masterbatches are customized to the specific industry and application to ensure this manufacturing process goes smoothly and produces a high-quality product without defects or imperfections.