Charlotte, North Carolina – The latest addition to Chromaflo’s range of colorants for polyurethane is a higher-loaded black. This is an extension of the MS line of colorants that was launched last year.
‘We are always getting requests for blacks,’ says technical service representative Lisa Collette. ‘A blacker black means they can use less. This is a faster reacting polyol, so it speeds up form rate in the mould.’
Business is good, according to Brian Czuchra, Chromaflo’s territory sales manager for the Great Lakes region. ‘We are always trying to improve products from a performance standpoint,’ he said. ‘It can be related to strength or cost, and we are also trying to control viscosity characteristics.’
He added that the company is always trying to understand market needs and stay in tune with trends. ‘Polyurethane is always trying to push into new markets, and we are often already colouring [other materials] in that sector,’ Czuchra said. ‘We already understand the needs of that industry, and that really helps when we have discussions with polyurethane customers.’