Clariant Masterbatches has developed a range of color masterbatches for polyetherether ketone resin.
The Muttenz, Switzerland, firm said PEEK can be very difficult to color. In its natural form it is light brown, so coloration needs to be taken into account. Also, PEEK usually is processed at more than 700° F, so colors need to be heat-stable.
Clariant's Renol color masterbatch series has more than a dozen standard colors designed for PEEK. Custom colors also are available. They meet stringent specifications in markets such as aerospace, military and medical, the company said.
Clariant's North American headquarters is in Holden, Mass.
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