Color Lab Capabilities

We formulate to meet the following regulatory guidelines:

  • FDA Food Contact Compliance
  • HMF Heavy Metal Free Formulation
  • EU & other global standards
  • GMP Medical Device Guidelines

Color Lab Facilities Include

  • Spectrophotometers by Data Color, X-rite, Hunter running on software by Data Color and Isocolor
  • QUV accelerated weathering testing
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatography for additives testing
  • Gas Chromatography for additives testing
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy for identification of resins, additives, and colorants
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermal Gravimetric Analysis for identifying resins and additives
  • Infrared fiber laser marking machine to help optimize color/additive concentrates for laser marking and laser decoration applications
  • Microscopes to assist in matching pearlescent and other special effect colors using flakes
  • Carver Presses to assist with identifying opacity requirements
  • Melt Flow Indexers
  • Frequent testing to ensure lot-to-lot batch consistency
  • Prime resins, pigments, and additives package
  • Regularly calibrated equipment used throughout the development and manufacturing processes according to ISO standards
  • Mills and Extruders, including Twin Screw Extruders to assure dispersion quality and scale-up to production equipment

Color Matching Services

We have fully equipped laboratories and are capable of matching colorants and compounds to meet the most demanding regulatory requirements.