Seevetal, Germany -- Novosystems GmbH says it will present its Novotone Main Colors for the first time at Fakuma 2012, being held 16-20 Oct in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Novotone can create the whole Pantone range, with the additive mixing of 15 main colours, all found in the Pantone range, said the company. A highlight is that Novotone can be used in both liquid colors and Novopearls microbatch.
The Pantone Matching System (PMS), a numbering system for colours and their different shades, is the most widespread colour matching system globally for graphic design and printing colours.
Using the Pantone range, Novotone will make colouring plastics a whole lot easier for manufacturers. "Just choose the desired Pantone color and with additive color mixing based on predetermined recipes for Novotone main or basic colours, replicate your chosen Pantone shade with very high levels of accuracy," says Novosystems.
Novotone can be use with liquid colours as well as for with wax-based Novopearls. Depending on application, colour specification based on the Pantone range can be deployed for extrusion, injection-molding and for polyurethanes.
Novosystems claims that Novopearls are suitable for colouring a wide range of materials, including bulk plastic materials such as polyolefins and PP, as well as technical plastics including ABS, PVC and PS, as well as PU. Novopearls are suitable for processing temperatures of up to 350°C.
Trials at Novosystems customers have shown that, for most types of plastics, whether using Novopearls or classic liquid colours, processing temperatures compared to conventional bulk solids could be 5 - 10°C lower. These gains are due to excellent homogenisation of Novotone main colours at lower temperatures. Novosystems says manufacturers can also take advantage of another significant effect: a reduction of colourant requirements of up to 30 percent.