From the Lab……

As our customers know, we spend a great deal of time and resources communicating about the available dye and colorant options for both their projects and their problems.  For many of these requests, solvent dyes are the best colorant option.  However, it can be difficult to communicate and capture how they appear during the color selection process.  In order to help with this, we now use colored resin chips to assist in illustrating how different solvent dyes in varying concentrations are likely to appear in the customer’s application.  Of course, the chemistry of the product can impact dye performance attributes.  However, dyed resin chips are a tangible, helpful, and meaningful method to show how our solvent dyes are likely to perform.  They help the customer to attain the right dye for their product in a more clear and speedy basis.  

We are offering a method for producing resin chips containing solvent dyes at 0.0040%.  When the method is fully developed, we will have clear resin-based chips with consistent dye concentrations.  The clear chips will allow comparison of similar colors, and will be stackable to provide a good visual representation of the effects of higher and lower concentrations.  Opaque chips are also under development, and will provide a consistent representation of solvent dyes as they would appear in an opaque material.  

We strive to continue to be a best-in-class solution for all of our customers’ colorant needs.  Our new resin chips help us along that path.  Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you have any questions, or if you have an interest in our solvent dye resin chips to help you select the right dye for your product.  

Doug Sawyer, Ph.D.

Chief Scientist