Avient Corp has expanded its Artisan family of pre-coloured thermoplastics with the addition of an ABS formulation.
The first product in the series, launched last year in November, was a PA6 that was targeted at outdoor applications. Avient is marketing the new portfolio as ‘paint replacement grades’.
This second material in the Artisan series, a customised ABS formulation with metallic effect was developed with the electronics sector in mind, where the need to reduce both energy use and VOC emissions is becoming increasingly important. Using moulded-in colour technology does away with any secondary painting process and hence answers both those needs.
Next to these sustainability gains, replacing painted metal parts with an Artisan ABS formulation also enhances scratch and chemical resistance performance.
Artisan ABS formulations are currently manufactured in Asia in customisable, metallic colours, and are available for purchase globally. Additional paint replacement grades for other key industries are in development.
Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.