The main reason for using FP-Opacity Pigment™ can be given in three words – “Significant Cost Savings”. For every kilogram of TiO2 pigment replaced by our Opacity Pigment™ you will make significant raw material cost savings while maintaining your product performance and quality. Since you are only replacing TiO2 with the Opacity Pigment™ you can also keep the functionality and cost benefit of your current extender package.
TiO2 price comparison
TiO2 prices fluctuate over time, sometimes by large amounts. FP-Opacity Pigments™ are always significantly lower cost and also fluctuate by only a fraction of the TiO2 price when it changes. Partial replacement of TiO2 with FP-Opacity Pigments™ therefore makes the economic performance of your business more sustainable, in addition to lowering the environmental impact.
TiO2 Cost Savings: Example in Polyolefin Masterbatch
There are various ways of taking advantage of FP-Pigments’ technology in masterbatch systems. The low concentration of TiO2 in the end products enables FP-Opacity Pigments™ to improve the spacing of TiO2 in these systems, often resulting in an improved optical performance. A simple 10% replacement of TiO2 in a typical 60% Masterbatch is a quick route to savings. However, using a 60% FP only masterbatch can lead to more flexibility across several end use applications allowing higher TiO2 replacements and better cost saving, e.g. higher replacement levels in injection moulded products.
TiO2 Cost Savings: Example in Rigid PVC Profiles
FP-Pigments have a long established business in rigid PVC profiles and mouldings and continue to develop additional products to complement the highly regarded FP-510 Opacity Pigment™. FP-Opacity Pigments allow the PVC formulator to optimise and reduce their TiO2 use by between 10 and 30% depending on final application. Significant cost savings can be achieved using either FP-510 Opacity Pigment™ or our new performance product FP-440 Opacity Pigment™.
FP-Opacity Pigment™ – the project that delivers year after year.
Savings achieved will be formulation dependant, but across the TiO2 pricing/supply cycle you will continue to make savings. Considered as an investment project, investing $50,000 of lab time in replacing 100t of TIO2 with FP-Opacity Pigment™ will save ~$100k per annum, which is ~$500k over 5 years at an IRR of ~250%.