Working with Industry leading producers of white masterbatch, FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ has been developed as a partial replacement for TiO2 with the potential for significant replacement ratios, depending upon the dilution and film thickness of the end use product. In addition to maintaining opacity, the lower tinting strength of FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ can provide further advantages in coloured plastics where chroma and hue can be maintained at lower coloured pigment addition levels.

TiO2 replacement in Mouldings

FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ delivers increased whiteness (L* value) when partially replacing TiO2 in white mouldings. Due to the relatively high film thicknesses of mouldings, replacement ratios of greater than 20% TiO2 can be possible, producing high quality optical performance with less than 1% TiO2 by weight in the plastic. These high replacement ratios can provide significant cost savings and improve environmental sustainability in these applications.

In coloured mouldings, FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ will manifest its optical properties as a lower white strength, thus resulting in the potential to reduce the levels of high cost, high chroma pigments employed.

TiO2 replacement in Films

FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ will also provide savings in the more technically demanding area of blown films.

Different optimum replacement ratios are delivered in different film thicknesses and dilutions, but replacement levels of 5-15% are typical in most blown film applications.

FP-550 60% Masterbatch

When considering the fact that the optimum TiOreplacement ratios for FP-550 differ with film thickness and dilution, it is difficult to take the maximum value of our technology without making several different application specific white masterbatch products.

Why not make an FP Masterbatch? Making a 60% masterbatch from FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ provides greater cost flexibility for your customers whilst allowing you a faster processing speed and improved selling margin.

Suitable for Food contact

FP-550 Opacity Pigment™ is both FDA and JHOSPA ([B]NJ-36699) approved for use in food contact applications for plastics.

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