UCC can provide color masterbatch to color a variety of polymers used in the medical industry. These polymers include but are not limited to: PP, Filled PP, PE, PET, PETG, GPPS, PC and HIPS. In addition, UCC can formulate at various let down ratios as well as incorporate a number of special effects or functional additives.
Additives can be incorporated into a color masterbatch formulation or provided as a stand alone additive masterbatch. UCC offers a variety of functional additives. Please visit the Additive Offerings page for more information.
Medical applications require adherence to various regulatory standards. UCC can formulate in accordance with a number of regulatory guidelines. For more information, please visit the Regulatory Information page.
Producer of Injection Molded Packaging
Injection Molded Medical Device (Class VI)
Reformulate six existing color masterbatch products to improve usage rate, lower cost by at least 30% and maintain pearlescent appearance. Due to regulatory restrictions, the overall chemical composition of the concentrates could not deviate from the existing formulas.
A Product Development Engineer worked closely with the raw material suppliers to understand the limits imposed by the chemical composition restriction as well as the pearlescent appearance criteria. Production personnel performed process optimization studies to determine the maximum loading of the pearlescent formula component. The six optimized formulas were presented to the customer for trial production runs.
The devices that were produced using the optimized formulas met the color design criteria. The usage rate was decreased from 5% to 1% resulting in a color cost savings of over 37%.